Help Dawlish Swimming Club Through Covid19

by Sarah Finn and Dominic Kennedy-Bruyneels in Dawlish, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th January 2021 we successfully raised £20,798 ( + est. £1731.25 Gift Aid ) with 134 supporters in 53 days

To ensure the future of Dawlish Swimming Club whilst we face the challenges and impact caused by Covid 19 Pandemic.

by Sarah Finn and Dominic Kennedy-Bruyneels in Dawlish, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Funding achieved above and beyond our target will allow us to invest in our new facility and expand our operation to cater for more young people in our community. 

We would really like to be able to provide some Learn to Swim lesson places for free for families who otherwise would not be able to afford them. We would look to get involved with the local children’s centres and early years providers who could signpost children in need to us. Targeting youth groups as well to encourage and provide club membership to young people who otherwise would not be able to participate in clubs. 

Adult swimming lessons is another area we would like to look to support.


Who are we?

Dawlish Swimming Club was founded in 1865 and is one of the oldest swimming associations in the country. We operate as a charity and have 120 members ranging from 4 years up to 18 years old.

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At Dawlish Swimming Club we pride ourselves in providing a fun programme that can take swimmers from their early years in Learn to Swim all the way through to high performance swimming at County, Regional, and National competition. 

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We are an inclusive, community club that encourages sport for all and whether our swimmers want to swim for fitness or to compete.  Allowing members to get the most out of swimming, wherever their passions lie. 

Why are we raising funds?

The Covid 19 pandemic has had a massive impact on our club.

Each year, our club relies on its fundraising revenue to sur1606747464_img_1519.jpgvive.

This is achieved almost entirely by hosting our own competitive events, such as our Annual Firecracker Gala held at Plymouth Life Centre in October. Unfortunately owing to the pandemic, this has not been possible. The club has also suffered from not having any income for much of 2020. When able to return to the water we have also incurred additional costs to ensure C19 compliance and safety for our swimmers.  

What will these funds be used for?

In order to survive, our club needs to replace the funding we would normally have achieved ourselves if it were not for the C19 Pandemic. These funds are vital to our continued operation. 

Funding achieved above and beyond our target will allow us to invest in our new facility and expand our operation to cater for more young people in our community. 

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Rewards 

We have been lucky enough to secure support from individuals and local businesses who have donated fantastic prizes to us.  We have individual prizes you can go for, along with a mystery prize draw.

A massive THANK YOU to our donor's -

Scott Richards Solicitors 

Jack's Patch Garden Centre - www.ottergardencentres.com/our-centres/jacks-patch/

Allens of Kingsbury - www.allensswimwear.co.uk

iBounce - www.i-bounce.co.uk/devon-trampoline-park

Red Rock Brewery - www.redrockbrewery.co.uk

Dogg Scooters - www.doggscooters.com/uk/

Dryrobe - dryrobe.com

Rare Breeds Farm - www.totnesrarebreeds.co.uk/

Duncan Scott - tlaworldwide.com/talent/duncan-scott/

The Local Scoop Dawlish - thelocalscooponline.co.uk

Alder Vineyard, Lewdown, Okehampton

Oceans Fish Bar, Lady's Mile - www.facebook.com/oceansfishbar/

The Sweetest Gift - www.facebook.com/The-Sweetest-Gift-104583074792750/

The Brunswick Arms, Dawlish - www.thebrunswickarms.co.uk

Gays Creamery, Dawlish

Pride Fitness, 24/7 Gym, Dawlish - https://www.pridefitness.org/

Chips Ahoy, Dawlish

Dawlish Swimming Club Members ONLY 

We are also offering our members to pay December's fees upfront with a 5% discount. If you would like to do this, please contact dawlishswimmingclub@gmail.com  in order to ensure that you pay the correct amount and your direct debit will be temporarily stopped. Please pay your fees via a donation to this crowdfunding page.

Businesses

We will be offering two businesses with an advertising opportunity in return for a pledge of £500 or more. These rewards are guaranteed. 

Reward (1) All club kit ordered in 2021 will feature the name and website of the donating business. We will also provide a full page of advertising in our next open meet programme.

Reward (2) The name of the donating business will appear on the reverse of our medals for our next open meet. We will also provide a full page of advertising in our meet programme.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

ISL Swimming Hat Signed By Duncan Scott!!

A chance to win an ISL cap signed by the Great Britain Olympic medallist Duncan Scott who recently set a new British and ISL record in the 200m Freestyle. A money can't buy Prize!

£5 or more

Mystery Prize Draw

A chance to win many other prizes from our sponsors including; family days out, hampers, and other prizes.

£5 or more

Lunch / Dinner and Treats in Dawlish

A chance to win the following bundle of Prizes; - £20 Voucher donated by the Brunswick Arms, Dawlish (Offering good food, good beer and good cheer) - Fish and Chips for 2 donated by Chips Ahoy, Dawlish - £10 Voucher donated by The Local Scoop Dawlish (Offering delicious ice-cream, waffles, milkshakes, sweets and cookies)

£10 or more

Dominator Airbourne Stunt Scooter

A chance to win a Dominator Airbourne Stunt Scooter from Dogg Scooters. It will give any rider a tremendous boost in confidence and ability. Geared with components only found in much higher priced brands, such as cold forged aluminium fork and integrated headset. This scooter will take you to the next level. Thank you Dogg Scooters www.doggscooters.com

£10 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Hand Made Wax Melts Set

RRP £15. Locally made set of 6 wax melts. In a range of scents and colours

£20 or more

iBounce Party For 6 With Food

A chance to win a fabulous party at IBOUNCE for 6 (age 5 and over) including party food. Thank you iBounce www.i-bounce.co.uk/devon-trampoline-park

£20 or more

Long Sleeve Dryrobe Advance in club colours

A chance to win a Dryrobe Advance: Get active outdoors with the Dryrobe Advance, designed to let you get changed anywhere. The Dryrobe protects you from the elements, keeping you warm and dry in any climate. Size can be selected by the winner.

£50 or more

1 of 8 claimed

Businesses; become a proud DSC Sponsor

In addition to helping out a great local cause, your business logo (with web link) will appear in the sponsors section of our website throughout 2021. You will also receive a special thank you and tag at the end of our campaign on our social media pages. https://www.dawlishswimmingclub.co.uk/page/sponsors/47551

£150 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Annual Learn to Swim Fees

Stages 0 - 4. Get a HUGE discount on your learn to swim fees. Our normal annual fees come to around £200. Take advantage of this amazing offer and make a massive saving!

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A Will Writing Service

RRP £295 plus VAT. Scott Richards Solicitors are offering their Mirror Will writing services.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Business Advertising Reward

All club kit ordered in 2021 will feature the name and website of the donating business. We will also provide a full page of advertising in our next open meet programme.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Red Arena Swim Bag from Allens of Kingsbury

RRP £26.10 Red 40L Arena swim duffle bag. Equipped with a large main compartment, separate section for wet garments, two inner pockets, front zip pocket and outer pocket. Thank you Allens of Kingsbury www.allensswimwear.co.uk

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Alder Vineyard & Wine Tasting Tour for 2

RRP £12.50pp Walkthrough the Vines on the Devon tour experience. Discover the mud, sweat & laughter that comes with growing grapes at the foot of Dartmoor.

£35 or more

10 of 10 claimed

1:1 Coaching session with Iain Chalmers

60 minute 1:1 coaching session with Head Coach Iain. If there is something specific you would like to work on this is your opportunity!

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Business Advertising Reward

The name of the donating business will appear on the reverse of our medals for our next open meet. We will also provide a full page of advertising in our meet programme.

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