Help for 100 young Lichfield club swimmers.

by Lichfield Swimming Club, Staffs in Netherstowe, England, United Kingdom

Help for 100 young Lichfield club swimmers.

£1,075

£10,000 target 31 days left
10% 41 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st December 2020 at 8:38pm

LSC are recovering from the COVID crisis. 100 loyal, talented swimmers need more pool time, coaching and financial support for growth

by Lichfield Swimming Club, Staffs in Netherstowe, England, United Kingdom

Lichfield Swimming Club, established in 1968, is a committed, high energy competitive swim club that is blessed with 100 talented and motivated swimmers from the age of 8 up to masters swimmer category. The COVID pandemic has impacted nationally on the competitive nature of our sport but at grass root, local level has directly reduced the available pool time, coaching capacity and ultimately the number of swimmers that are willing and able to attend to keep our club open and viable.  

Our swimmers mental health and fitness is essential to be maintained as the loss of up to 7 swim sessions per athlete, around 10 hours per week each is difficult to replace when they cannot get wet! Happy swimmers are fast swimmers and fast swimmers are happy swimmers, we must recover the pool time by all means available and affordable.

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We are fortunate that due to the efforts of our coaching staff, membership and wider supporting parents we have been able to return all of our swimmers back to the water but it is not enough (Prior to Lockdown 2.0). Against a backdrop of diminished numbers, our vision to create a "self sustaining, inclusive club that caters for each swimmer's individual aspirations in a safe and nurturing environment" is requiring additional support and funding.

We are hoping to raise £10,000 from this project to secure the club's future growth.

We strongly believe that with continued investment and support from our local community, we can offer an outstanding experience for the young swimmers of Lichfield and surrounding areas to participate and compete in the region at the highest level then can achieve. 

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Funding from this project will go directly into stabilising the finances of the club amidst the COVID backdrop, more pool time, additional coaching, improved facilities and equipment. The financial support will also allow the club to provide a hardship fund that will allow those swimmers whose families have been hit hardest during COVID to continue to swim alongside their friends and club members.

We hope to gain the further support from Sport England who pledge to match up to 50% of our crowdfunding target, meaning every contribution will make a huge difference to our swimmers.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • All club swimmers are eligible for prizes including committee members
  • No cash prize equivalent
  • Prizes cannot be used to claim any reimbursement from the club.
  • Corporate Sponsorship is subject to meeting non compete requirements.
  • Prize awards will be conducted in line with Covid Regulations.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Family Hamper.

FAMILY HAMPER RAFFLE - Buy two tickets get one free. All pledge entries go into a 'lucky dip' at the close of fund. Hamper includes items such as £10 next voucher, bottle of prosecco, bottle of gin, Chocolates, candles and much more.

£5 or more

£5 "Lucky Wheel" Reward

For every £5 pledged your name will be added to a "wheel of names" for a random spin to take place upon closure of the fund. The first name to win be drawn wins a mixed half case of wine (Adults) or home made chocolate Smarties cake, Under 18.(kindly offered by Mrs Nicolls). Proof of age required.

£5 or more

2x Pre-mixed cocktails - #LockedinLiquor

Donate £5 for a chance to be entered into a raffle draw to win two pre-mixed Negroni cocktail kits rrp£16 - donated by Lockedinliquor a new Lichfield based company (check out their Facebook and Instagram page for more flavours and offers!) Only available to over 18's. Proof of age required. Raffle to be drawn at the end of fund page closure.

£10 or more

0 of 25 claimed

TYR "Union Jack print" Pull Float

The first 25 to pledge, will be entered into a prize draw to win this perfect example float that floats better than a floaty thing... Complete with patriotic print for budding international swimmers.

£10 or more

2 of 25 claimed

TYR "Union Jack print" Kick Board

The first 25 to pledge, will be entered into a prize draw to win this "fits all sizes" float that works best whilst whistling "Rule Britannia" as you kick for all your worth.

£10 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£20 gift voucher for Allen's Swim Shop

Be the Tenth bidder to support our club and win this £20 voucher with our thanks.

£10 or more

2 of 30 claimed

£20 Voucher for Allen's Swim Shop

Be the thirtieth bidder to support our club and win this £20 voucher with our thanks.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sports Massage Worth £60

A professional sports massage, kindly donated by Kate Molloy at "The White Therapy", Lichfield. Bid £10.00 to be entered into our lucky dip the first name out of the hat wins this fabulous prize.

£10 or more

LSC Branded Swim Kit Order

Lets get everyone dressed in the height of fashion apparel, the LSC branded team kit. Order your LSC team kit, please see club email for the order form and details of payment. 10% of the price you pay will go directly to supporting the purchase of the sorely needed starting blocks which are the best way to ensure the fastest and safest racing starts. The current blocks are frankly worn out. Kit starts from £10 upwards, orders by 31/12/20

£20 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Team GB Swim Cap Prize Draw

The first 50 to pledge, will be entered into a prize draw to win this fabulous "Go Faster" Team GB Swim Cap. Guaranteed to knock 2* seconds off your best 50M time. (*time savings may be exaggerated)

£30 or more

1 of 20 claimed

TYR Blue & Yellow Backpack

The first 20 to pledge toward this amazing backpack, will be entered into a prize draw to win this TYR Blue/Yellow combination backpack. "Prepared for anything & everything on pool side" this club coloured large backpack is all you need to keep everything in one place. (Your own items required to fill it or check out our other items listed!)

£30 or more

1 of 20 claimed

TYR Net Bag

The first 20 to pledge, will be entered into a prize draw to win this fashionably navy blue or could be black net bag that stops your swim stuff from sticking after you haven't put it to dry when you get home..

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two week "Family Pass" to David Lloyd (Lichfield)

More than enough time to get fit as a family, or to strain something ahead of Christmas..Bid £30.00 or more and see if you are the lucky winner on our spin the wheel.. (Thanks to Steph Smith for her generous donation).

£55 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Haircut voucher at Anthony John's Salon

If you just need a "skin fade" cut around your swim cap, perhaps not the one for you. Alternatively a great opportunity to be pampered ahead of your next Gala visit. (Thanks to Steph Smith for her generous donation).

£250 or more

Corporate Sponsorship

All corporate donations of £250 or over using this reward, will have their support featured on our web site and mentioned in our social media feeds. In addition all purchases of this award will go into a prize draw to have their business logo placed on the squad swim hats for the next competitive season. (Open to none members and family only and in conjunction with our T's & C's)

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A homemade celebration cake of your choosing

Celebrate a special occasion with a cake designed just for you! Expertly made, you get the chance to choose a sponge cake decorated and customised to your style/theme and flavour, up to the value of £55. It doesn't even have to be a special occasion to eat cake, so treat yourself or a love one! Valid for 12 months once purchased.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Team GB TYR Backpack

Fit in with the Team GB swim crowd, (out of the water at least) with a stunning TYR back pack with more than enough pockets for all your high energy snacks.

Let's make 'Help for 100 young Lichfield club swimmers.' happen

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