Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club COVID-19 appeal

by Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club in Keynsham, England, United Kingdom

Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club     COVID-19 appeal
We did it
On 8th December 2020 we successfully raised £32,000 with 143 supporters in 46 days

Raising funds to ensure we can continue to enable our swimmers to develop to their true potential throughout COVID-19 restrictions.

by Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club in Keynsham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With the extra money raised from our stretch target we'll be in a strong position to increase the development potential of ALL our swimmers and guarantee the best training available going forward. This will also mean we can offer a hardship fund to any of our families who have been financially affected by the impact of COVID-19 and are struggling with their membership fees.


1602932879_kasc_logo.pngWhy Swimming?

Swimming is an excellent sport for both physical fitness and mental health reasons. Established more than sixty years ago, Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club (KASC) is a community swimming club run by volunteers offering training for skills development, fitness and competition to swimmers aged five to 105. Our home pool is at Keynsham Leisure Centre, with additional sessions at Hengrove Leisure Centre for our Competition Squads and Masters. KASC has a strong ethos to provide opportunities to all and for our local community. We aspire to inspire our athletes new and old. To give young children, teens and adults a chance to join a swimming club. To have fun, enjoy competing and benefit physically and emotionally from this rewarding sport.

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How COVID-19 is affecting KASC

Swimming was forced to stop in mid-March. During 'Lockdown' we suspended training fees and ran on small donations to help out our members and their families during that difficult time. During this period, weekly land training video sessions were available to engage the swimmers and help them maintain their fitness levels.

After nearly 6 months out of the water, we returned on 7th September and we have been in the fortunate position to offer a near full training programme for all of our swimmers. Our COVID-19 taskforce worked hard behind the scenes as Lockdown was eased to provide a COVID-19 secure outdoor face-to-face land training programme and a safe return to swimming once we had the green light. However, pool cost have increased due to the restriction on numbers allowed in the pool at any one time. Because of this, we are not quite meeting our running costs which has had a huge financial strain on Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club, as we are operated as a not-for-profit club. We would ordinarily be topped up by holding in-house swimming galas (which are not allowed for the foreseeable future), and growing membership (which we are unable to do because we are at capacity across most our squads). So, this is where this Crowdfunder comes in.

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How this Crowdfunder will work

We need to raise £12,000 to keep our club running without interruption until hopefully things return to a near normal in summer 2021.

If we raise £3,000 (25%), then Sport England will pledge a match fund of £6,000 (50%) of our target leaving us with just the remaining £3,000 (25%) to raise in order secure the match funding. BUT we have to raise ALL of it or we get nothing! 

And this is where YOU come in.

How your donations will help

With your help and support the £12,000 raised will help us on our road to recovery and go towards;

  • paying for pool hire
  • updating training aids
  • training courses for new coaches
  • creating volunteering opportunities

Please pledge, sponsor and donate away. A condition of Sport England to match the money is that we have a minimum of 75 supporters. So, call on your friends, family, work colleagues and even your neighbours to join our campaign and KEEP KEYNSHAM SWIMMING!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£26 or more

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Gingerbread house

A fabulous homemade Gingerbread house baked by our very own Coach, Lynne Bartlett. The house will be traditional Gingerbread, with a roof made of After Eight mint and Filled with Sweets.

£1 or more

DRAW! £25 Tynings Fish & Chips voucher

You'll be entered into a draw to win a £25 voucher for use at Tynings Fish & Chip shop in Saltford. Draw will take place after the crowdfunder closes.

£1 or more

DRAW! £10 voucher for South West Dog Skills

This voucher is valid for use at their online store. Choose from treats, food, toys, canine enrichment plus much more! The lovely folk at South West Dog Skills pride themselves on only selling products they would use with their own dogs. Draw will take place after the crowdfunder closes. https://www.southwestdogskills.com/store.html#/

£1 or more

£1 DRAW! Sweet Lover Hamper

A Hamper for the sweet lover consisting of all the festive favourites. See the update section for pictures

£1 or more

£1 DRAW! Men's gift bundle

One for men in your life! 2 gift wrapped pressies ticked of your list. Picture's available in the update section

£1 or more

£1 DRAW! Night in sorted

Perfect night in all sorted and gift wrapped. Pictures available in updates

£1 or more

£1 DRAW! Its cold outside

Snuggle up with this cosy blanket and hot chocolate gift set. picture available in the update section.

£1 or more

£1 DRAW! The pink pamper package

2 gift wrapped perfect pink packages for the girls in your life. Pictures available in update section

£1 or more

Rudolph Hot chocolate cones

Super festive season treat the kids will love. Everything you need including the hot chocolate mixture, some chocolate chips & mini marshmallows. Topped off with a candy cane.

£2 or more

DRAW! Vegetable box worth £16

Entry into a draw to win a fresh vegetable box delivered to your door, sourced locally and of high quality. Delivery to Saltford, Keynsham and surrounding areas only. See update for images.

£2 or more

DRAW! Keynsham branded TYR swimming bag worth £49

Entry to a draw for a spacious 45-litre, Keynsham branded TYR kit bag. Perfect for all your swimmer's essential swimming equipment. Draw will take place when the crowdfunder closes.

£2 or more

DRAW! Signed & Framed A6 Adam Peaty Print

Entry to a draw for a signed print of World Record Holder and Olympic Swimmer Adam Peaty! Draw takes place after the crowdfunder closes.

£2 or more

DRAW! Christmas Festive Hamper

A large Christmas Festive Hamper that consisting of lots of Christmas goodies including Biscuits, Wine, Chocolate and Christmas Pudding. See pictures in updates

£2 or more

DRAW! ISL London Roar Signed T-shirt & Swim Hat

Brand New Swimzi ISL London Roar T-Shirt, signed by Siobhan-Marie O'Connor PLUS Siobhan's London Roar Swim Hat! This would make a fantastic Christmas present for any swim fan. Draw takes place when the after the project closes on 3rd December. You will be notified if you are the lucky winner. See updates for photo. (Please note that as Siobhan is still in Budapest competing this hasn't been signed yet, but she'll sign it when she comes back.)

£4 or more

15 of 20 claimed

Thick and Saucy butterscotch Sauce

Get your hands on a delicious jar of Butterscotch Sauce. Thick and Saucy (a local business)have been kind to offer KASC a limited number of jars that are normally only exclusively at Meadgate farm shop and even have it delivered to your front door. A must for the festive season see updates for info

£5 or more

DRAW! Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Bailbrook

Entry to a draw to win afternoon Tea for Two. Choose from – the Princess Elizabeth and Queen Charlotte, the historic, feature-rich surroundings, lend themselves perfectly to the great British tradition. Aside from our finest loose teas, delicious sandwiches, handmade cakes, pastries and scones, we also serve the traditional Bath Bun – a large fruit bun, sprinkled with crushed sugar. Complete with a glass of Champagne. Terms and conditions apply.

£5 or more

KASC Swimming Hat

A club branded swimming hat as worn at galas and training.

£5 or more

DRAW! Win £50 of Bonzo Lounge Vouchers

Your chance to win £50 of vouchers for Bonzo Lounge or any other of the Lounges across Bristol. See updates.

£6 or more

Boxes of 6 Cupcakes made by Swimmers

A box of six yummy cupcakes made by our swimmers including Evie, Alfie & Daisy.

£10 or more

DRAW! Two-night stay for up to 4 people

Entry into a draw to win a two-night stay at a 1 bedroom, 3rd floor flat of a Victorian villa in Swanage, Dorset donated by Sally & Paul Goddard. Perfect for 2, but can sleep 4. Fabulous views over Swanage bay. A 5-minute walk from the South West Coastal Path, commanding views across the cliffs. It is also 5-10 mins walk to the beach and town centre. Terms and conditions apply.

£15 or more

2 of 3 claimed

3-Pack of handcrafted fabric face masks

A pack of three medium (to fit lady or teen) fabric face coverings, beautifully crafted by Tanya Oliver. Washable, removable nose wire, filter pocket. Choose from Festive masks, Star Wars or Polka Dot.

£20 or more

Keynsham Branded Sliders

A pair of personalised Keynsham Amateur Swimming Club sliders. Pre-order by 12/11 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

£40 or more

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Family First Aid course worth over £100!

This fabulous reward has been kindly donated by our very own coach Pip and is worth £100!!! A first aid course for the while family to include all the essential skills needed. Classes are friendly and informal, designed to give you all the information in an easy to absorb way. No tests, lots of chances to ask question and practice your first aid skills for the while family, to build your confidence and know what to do in an emergency!

£250 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship - Sponsor a coach

Sponsorship of one of our coaches* Choose from Jasper, Key, Verity or Vicki. – Logo printed on three Club T-shirts for chosen coach – One introductory post thanking you, plus a minimum of three mentions per month across social media communications from KASC (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)** *for one year or until club champs which ever is longest **if the coach leaves KASC, your sponsorship will switch to their replacement for the term

£6 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pamper Hamper 1

Photo in updates! Save the Christmas queues and grab this toiletries hamper, including bath/shower gel, body lotion, bath bombes and scrunchie. All wrapped up ready to go!

£6 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pamper Hamper 2

Photo in updates! Another hamper from our Christmas collection. Lovely Bayliss & Harding treat box with bath gel, body wash and body lotion, this one smells great! All wrapped up ready to go!

£6 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pamper Hamper 5

Photo in updates! This fantastic hamper has 2 gift packs for your teenager! The Betty Boo pack has lip gloss, body mist & hand lotion plus a body scrub pack. Soap & Glory pack includes bath essence, salts, body balm & body scrub. Perfect Christmas presents

£7 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Copy of The Swim Taxi

Gill Smith is a swim parent. Her life is spent as a taxi service ferrying her two children around as they compete in swimming competitions and galas. Life is hectic and there is much to think of, forms to fill in, bags to get ready and food and drinks to have in readiness for hungry and thirsty little swimmers. In her funny little book, Gill shares her observations of life as a parent whose life is full of their children's activities.

£7 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Double Hamper offer

Photo in updates! Not 1 but 2 hampers on offer! Grab yourself some super bombes to have a lazy and chilled time in the bath. Our second treat box has body wash, lotion and a bottle of Eau De Toilette with the fresh scent of lime, mandarin & basil. There's also a little chocolate treat. Perfect for mum!

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pamper Hamper 3

Photo in updates! Number 3 in our Christmas gifts hamper collection. This large Bayliss & Harding set includes body cleanser, hand cream, bath cream, body butter and Bath crystals. All you need for that relaxing night in the bath!

£10 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Homemade Luxury Christmas Cake

Get stocked up for the festive season with a traditional 8-inch luxury Christmas Cake made by our very own Lynne Bartlett.

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Pamper Hamper

A hamper made up of a variety of beauty essentials, keep for yourself or give as a gift!

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pamper Hamper 6

Photo in updates! Pamper Hamper 6 includes a fantastic variety of all the essential shower, bath and body goodies needed. A great Christmas present all wrapped up ready to go!

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Photonin updates! Only one of these so grab it while it's here! Lovely festive way to start December with this Advent calendar by Yankee Candle, full of festive smells to fill the house!

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A 'My Swim Journal' worth £24.99

For Club and County Swimmers aged 9-16 yrs, 'My Swim Journal' is designed to help a swimmer build self-confidence, boost self-motivation and offer a whole year of self-discovery. Over 350 pages where you can set goals, record your training sessions, plan your races, review what's going well and what there is to improve on. Also, top tips and advice to become the best you can possibly be. Plus: A3 Year Planner & A3 Poster to record your times

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Alternative Christmas Cake

Scrumptious homebaked 8"alternative Christmas Cake by Gemma. Your choice of design and sponge flavour...What will you choose? (Pictures available in the updates section)

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Treats & Bubbles Hamper

This beautiful hamper presented in a sturdy wooden crate has been generously donated by The Davey Family. This would make a lovely gift or you could just buy it just for you! See updates for photo.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family games night in Hamper

PHOTO IN UPDATES!! We have a fantastic games night in for the whole family on offer. This hamper includes 2 games. A snowball game, perfect for little ones and big ones but without the mess! Also a Buzz wire game to decide who's got the steady hand in the family. Also in the box are snacks, chocolates and a drink. Perfect for the next few weeks when we can't go out!

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Block of six online Pilates classes worth £48

A term of 1-1 online Pilates classes with Kate Watts.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

New Year's Eve Party Hamper

A bottle of sparkling wine, a bottle of red wine, a bottle of white wine and a bottle of Prosecco complete with a 20-piece Fizzy Dizzy Prosecco Party Game to see out 2020 with a bang!

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christmas booze hamper

Photo in updates We've got everything you need in one hamper, Mulled wine and mince pies, Pinot, Merlot, Lambrini, Butcombe beer, Thatchers cider, Babycham & Snowballs for the retro drinker in you. Topped off with a couple of bags of festive nuts!

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

One-hour 1-1 Personal Training with Mike Uren

A one-hour 1-1 personal training session with Ex Bristol Bears Player, Mike Uren.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Lockdown Rescue Baking Package £25 or more

PHOTO IN UPDATES!!! This fantastic lockdown baking hamper has been kindly donated by our very own Prelim Coach Vicki. Full of all the essentials you'll need to keep the family happy with your baking skills. No standing in queues, no empty shelves, no fuss! Delivered straight to your door. She's even included a box of Tea & Biscuits just in case it all goes wrong! Please donate for this wonderful reward, only 1 available so be quick!

£25 or more

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Festive Cheese, crackers and port Hamper

Day 10 of the KASC countdown Today we have a fantastic Hamper for you to purchase through the reward section on our crowdfunder page. The Hamper has a selection of essential goodies every house needs for Christmas. We have a variety of Cheeses, crispy crackers, onions, pickle and Dad's favourite pickled eggs. All together in one hamper for that cheese board evening, we've included a bottle of Port as the ideal accompaniment too!

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

One-hour 1-1 with Training Jasper Lye

A one-hour 1-1 training session with our Regional Squad Head Coach Jasper Lye.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christmas Tree Experience

Christmas Tree experience John Dench at Bath Christmas Tree Farm. You will be able to enjoy walking through a field full of Christmas trees planted over many years, select the perfect tree, have it cut and put in the net ready for you to take home to be beautifully decorated. How will you choose between - "Nordman Fir" with dark green soft needles Norway Spruce" the traditional Christmas Tree with a lovely seasonal scent Enjoy!

£49 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Limited Edition Print Of Keynsham Pool

A framed 45"x 50" limited-edition print of 'The Deep End II' by local artist, Anna Smith. The Deep End II is a stunning painting of Keynsham of Swimming Pool. Please see the update section to view this beautiful piece of art.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship - Sponsor a block

Your logo on both sides of one starting block at Keynsham Leisure Centre*, direct link on the www.keynshamswimmingclub.co.uk home page, ne introductory post thanking you for your sponsorship plus a minimum of one mention per month across social media communications from KASC (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram)* *for one year or until club champs which ever is longest

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