London Calling Droitwich Dolphins

by Droitwich Dolphins Swimming Club in Droitwich, England, United Kingdom

London Calling Droitwich Dolphins

£1,000

£2,021 target 45 days left
49% 24 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 25th June 2021 at 10:30pm

London's Calling is our fundraising theme, inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, in order to provide positivity for the future of our club.

by Droitwich Dolphins Swimming Club in Droitwich, England, United Kingdom

Who are we?1613563042_ddlogo2017_rgb%5B1%5D.png

Droitwich Dolphins is a competitive swimming club in the heart of the community, and is based in the Worcestershire town of Droitwich Spa. We are affiliated to Worcester County and West Midlands Region

Notable fact!
Droitwich Spa is situated on vast deposits of salt and the town’s natural brine contains 2½ lbs of salt per gallon – ten times stronger than sea water and rivalled only by the Dead Sea!  

What are we trying to achieve?

2020 was a difficult year for all of us. Covid-19 lockdowns forced our leisure centre to shut, then a short reopening last summer, followed by another lockdown at the start of 2021, has brought changes to our normal training programme, with restrictions on numbers in lanes etc. This has provided us with the opportunity to look objectively at the club and put together a re-structuring of our groups, that will allow us offer places to more swimmers so we are able to build and thrive going forwards.  

Our focus is to achieve a growing and thriving club, to grow our membership so that swimming is accessible to children, young adults and masters. Strengthening the support we give to our current membership, as well as re-engaging with former swimmers and being in a position to attract new swimmers of all ages and abilities.

How can you help?

We are looking for donations from individuals or companies, either in the form of a cash pledge via this crowdfunding page to support our efforts to encourage more people to get involved in the club.

For our part, we are looking to hold a number of events, starting with our themed London's Calling sponsored swim, where we will endeavour to swim the distance from our pool in Droitwich to the 2012 London Olympic pool as many times as we can during May. You could even get involved yourselves and earn a reward by swimming in a pool near you or walking the virtual distance to London (140miles!)

We are also looking to host a Colour War, where participants move around a small course and get coloured powder thrown on them. Open to anyone who wants to take part,  they will receive a special commemorative medal on completion.  

What makes our project great?

Swimming is more than just a sport and the club is where our swimmers will learn to develop life skills such as social interaction, where team mates support each other to push themselves, there may be highs and lows from time to time, but working together they create a sense of belonging. This team spirit carries over in everything we do.

Check out the video of some of our swimmers talking about what they like about the club:

Our Army of Volunteers! 

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Our senior swimmers who volunteer to work with our younger swimmers.

We rely on our volunteers to help manage the running of events, recording, timekeeping, team managing, as well as the management and administration of our club. We encourage and support our older swimmers to take teaching and coaching qualifications, sharing their own experiences by working with our younger swimmers. 

All of these volunteers ensure that club money is only spent on pool hire, equipment and coaching leadership and development training. This enables us to ensure our training provision is as affordable as we can make it for the swimmers. 

What do our parents think?

There are lots of reasons why parents get their children involved in a swimming club, so what are they? Why do they think it's important? What do they like about the club and what would they say to other parents out there thinking about getting their children involved?  Check out what some them have to say in the video below:

What do the swimmers themselves think?

We are all about the swimmers so what are their views? Why do they swim? What do they like about swimming? What would you say to any children thinking of joining? See what they had to say in the video below:

Training is designed to bring out the best of swimmers but also has to be enjoyable, that's why we add fun challenges and races, such as this one from Christmas, when with greatly reduced numbers, we found a way to play pass the parcel! See the video below:

The club is very much a local hub, and in 'normal' times we often have social events, which as well as being fun, usually help us to raise much needed funds for our club, something that over the past 12 months, has not been able to happen.

Our annual awards night last year took place just three weeks before the national lockdown. 

Swimmers efforts are rewarded at the our awards presentation night.

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1615289717_swimmark-essential-club-rgb.jpgSwim Mark accreditation is Swim England’s quality standard for clubs.  It recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness. 

As a Swim Mark accredited club we provide a friendly and safe environment, in which all of our swimmers are able to access structured sessions in order to realise their full potential. We offer swimming training for all ages from 7 and above under the leadership of our new Head Coach and his team of assistant coaches and junior helpers. We believe, more than ever, physical exercise has never been more important, for everyone's general fitness, wellbeing and maintaining mental health.

How will the money we raise be spent?

This funding will enable us to increase our pool time, allowing us to welcome new members and ensure it is safe and accessible to all those who wish to take part. We are also looking to purchase some more equipment, such as backstroke ledges (a piece of equipment that helps with race starts) and new backstroke flags so that we can ensure our swimmers can practice safely.

                         Rewards!

Event 1: London's Calling Swim (May 1-May 31st)

1613651916_london_calling.jpegOne of our key activities will be our London's Calling sponsored swim. We will attempt to swim from Droitwich to the London1613651947_trophy.png Aquatic Centre, home of the 2012 Olympic games swimming events. All donations related to this event of £25/£50/£75 or more will receive a special Red and Gold Commemorative Trophy.

We are hoping that later in the year we will get the opportunity to take our swimmers down to London, for a visit to the Olympic park, a place where medals were won and dreams were achieved, creating a feeling of national pride, where our swimmers will get the chance to swim in the Olympic pool- hopefully motivating and inspiring them even more.

London Calling silicone swim cap (white)1615709457_london_logo_-_copy.png

Especially for the swim challenge we have a limited edition cap available, based on the easily recognisable London Underground station logo design. A special Droitwich version, bright red and blue colours on a white silicone cap, ideal for any swimmers collection!

Droitwich Dolphins Window Sticker

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A 5cm x 18cm static cling (no glue) window sticker. Available for a donation of £3.00.

We Support Droitwich Dolphins Swim Team Fridge Magnet 1616681301_magnet.jpg

 A 5cm x 5cm limited edition fridge magnet available for a donation of £3.00.

Eve1615288157_picture1.pngnt 2 : Colour War (June 26th)1619437612_forterra_logo_square_blk.jpg

Sponsored by Forterra plc.                               You may be aware of colour runs, where participants have coloured powder thrown on them as they complete a run, so we are going to have our version of that. A short course leading to our War Zone for the 2021 Colour War a spectacular battle with coloured powder, open to all, so get friends, neighbours, relatives involved- this is the opportunity to let off some steam and participate in what will be the concluding event of our fundraising programme.

1615288585_colour-splash-2_3.pngThe entry fee of £15 will reward you with a white T shirt (essential), a pair of sun glasses, two packs of colour powder as well as the 2021 Colour War participation medal!1620035829_col.png

Extra powder £5.00, Wigs £3.00 and Garland £2.50 

Check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Club website for daily progress and updates!

Colour War BBQ. Hosted at The Crown and Sandy's, Ombersley.

Stick around for some food as we will be having a BBQ! 

Cadbury World Raffle

Win a family1616330255_oip.jpeg ticket (two adults, two children) to Cadbury World, see the history of chocolate making at the Bourneville factory, learn how they make, package and advertise some of your favourite products. Lots of samples and a tour that ends in the Cadbury shop. Yum!

30 minute Flight Experience with Clifton Aviation

1619596596_michaelbray-380x171.jpgFollow in the footsteps of our club member and pilot Michael Bray, take to the sky with this flying experience! Courtesy of the Bray Family.

Brookside Butchers Vouchers 

Visit this 1619558884_1619558883506.pngfriendly butcher, carrying on the tradition of local butchery with small batch production of locally sourced meats and naturally smoked products. Great meats at great prices!

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Mini1616668718_speak-itminipersonalbodycam1080phd_1800x1800.jpg Full HD 1080P Personal Body Camera

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Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

Kindly donated by Speak-IT Solutions Droitwich. www.speakit.co.uk

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1616669474_screen_shot_2017-11-27_at_09.20.46_540x.pngSandsliders allow you to slide your pushchair over tough terrains. They are a great gift for new and expecting parents. Sandsliders take your troubles away! No need to wake your child, just attach and start sliding.  Sandsliders are lightweight and easy to fit, and can also flat pack for easy transport.

 Donated by Lee Cowan Company Director www.sandsliders.com

Golf at Ombersley Golf Club

Renowned for its friendly and relaxing atmosphere and welcomes all golfers on a pay and play basis - regardless of handicap.

Group Tennis Session at Droitwich Tennis Club

Take p1619433018_1619433017850.pngart in either an Adult or Junior fun Group Tennis Session at Droitwich Tennis Club kindly donated by Lee Cowan, Professional Head Coach. Lee will help to improve your game and get you back on the courts or even introduce you to tennis! Check out the club website www.droitwichtennis.co.uk  

One Months Gym Membership, Droitwich Leisure Centre

1619436523_rivers-leisure-logo.pngGet yourself in shape for the summer with this trial membership at our Leisure Centre.  Check out  www.riversfitness.co.uk/droitwich-spa for more details.

Indulge with a chocolate lovers cake!

1619437304_cake.pngWho doesn't like a chocolate cake?! Courtesy of Kathryn Hankins.

Osprey Rucksack

If your planning to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award,  then an Osprey rucksack is an essential piece of equipment. Donated by Martin White at Go Outdoors.

A relaxing day fishing for 4 people

O1619530005_032e75ac-7a31-4881-93e3-b12bf0b584a4.jpgn the beautiful Laurels lake at Broadfields Fishery, in the village of Cutnall Green. The lake is stocked with a range of course fish including carp, F1s and a wide variety of silver fish up to 15lb in weight.

Courtesy of Jenny Thomas - www.broadfieldsfishery.com

Morrisons Droitwich Treats!

1619559903_1619559902608.png1619561294_1619561292796.pngChocoholics treat yourself to 88 iconic Marathon bars, courtesy of Morrisons, Droitwich. Delicious!

Enjoy the May Bank Holiday with a Boozy Hamper too! 

David Lloyd Leisure Clubs

1619561525_1619561524992.pngYour family will become members for 5 days at this premier health and racquet club, enjoying a luxurious spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a wide variety of exercise classes and fully equipped gym. There's something here for everyone!

OPI Gel Manicure at Le Spa Droitwich

1619792420_1619792419253.pngTime to treat yourself! Enjoy a relaxing manicure courtesy of Le Spa. Check out their Facebook page for more beauty treats!

Toptracer Golf Session, Copcut Golf Centre    

1620422419_1620422419651.pngFriendly 26 bay floodlit driving range with on site shop, offering golf equipment and accessories. Power tees, practice bunker, Toptracer technology and golf tuition from fully qualified PGA Professional available. See their Facebook page for more information.

Worcestershire County Cricket Bat, Signed    

1620597303_1620597300481.jpegHowzat! A fantastic willow cricket bat, signed by the Worcestershire Rapids Squad 2020!  For all you cricket fans out there, grab yourself a great piece of cricket memorabilia, courtesy of New Road.1620597583_1620597583426.png


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

A donation of any amount over £1

A straight donation of any amount over £1 to support our campaign. We thank you for your support!

£3 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Droitwich Dolphins window sticker

Show your support with a limited edition club sticker by pledging £3.00

£3 or more

9 of 32 claimed

Droitwich Dolphins fridge magnet

A limited edition 5cmx5cm fridge magnet- 'We Support Droitwich Dolphins Swim Team'

£3 or more

Coloured Wig

Brighten up you outfit for the colour war with a coloured wig

£3 or more

Coloured Garland

Brighten up your outfit for the colour war with a flower garland

£5 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Droitwich Dolphins Baseball Cap

A Droitwich Dolphins baseball cap to keep the sun out of your eyes this summer

£5 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Drag Swim shorts (small)

Worn over your swim costume these shorts create extra drag improving your strength and fitness

£5 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Drag Swim Shorts (medium)

Worn over your swim costume these shorts create extra drag improving your strength and fitness

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Drag Swim Shorts (large)

Worn over the top of your swim costume these shorts create extra drag improving your strength and fitness

£5 or more

Extra colour powder 7 different colours

Be prepared for the colour war with extra powder to throw at your friends and family

£8 or more

42 of 100 claimed

Limited edition silicone swim cap

White silicone swim cap with London Calling Droitwich tube station logo.

£10 or more

Straight Donation

£10 or any other amount, a straight donation to the campaign. If you would prefer to offer a straight donation to our London Calling fundraiser, please just enter the amount you wish to donate. We thank you for your generosity and support.

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Group Tennis Session at Droitwich Tennis Club

Take part in either an Adult or Junior fun Group Tennis Session at Droitwich Tennis Club kindly donated by Lee Cowan, Professional Head Coach. Lee will help to improve your game and get you back on the courts or even introduce you to tennis! Check out the club website www.droitwichtennis.co.uk

£15 or more

11 of 200 claimed

COLOUR WAR!

Entry for the COLOUR WAR includes a white T shirt, sunglasses, two packs of coloured powder and a participation medal!

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Sandsliders - take control of your pushchair!

"A must have travel accessory for any parent", Sandsliders allow you to slide your pushchair over sand, snow, pebbles, fallen leaves and mud! RRP £19.99 A universal accessory, lightweight, attaches in seconds and can flat pack for easy transport. Easily washable. A great gift for new and expecting parents. Kindly donated by Lee Cowan, Company Director, Bromsgrove www.sandsliders.com

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fishing at Broadfields Fishery for 4 people

A relaxing day fishing for 4 people on the beautiful Laurels lake at Broadfields Fishery in the village of Cutnall Green. The lake is stocked with a range of course fish including carp, F1s and a wide variety of silver fish up to 15lb in weight.

£25 or more

London Calling Trophy (small)

Red and Gold fundraisers trophy

£25 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Video recording of a stroke with written feedback

One to one session where your stroke will be recorded, above and below the surface. You will receive a copy of the recording along with written feedback.

£25 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Video recording of your Dive Start

Recording of your dive from the blocks and underwater on entry, with a written breakdown analysis.

£25 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Mini Full HD 1080P Personal Body Camera

RRP £59.99 Simple to operate, light weight, full 1080P HD, body worn recording device. Discreet and easily mounted to clothing. Featuring 32GB built-in storage capable of holding up to 6 hours of footage. Suitable for both high and low-light conditions. Simply plug into your PC to charge and transfer the video recordings. Kindly donated by Speak-IT Solutions, Droitwich www.speakit.co.uk

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1 month Gym Membership at Droitwich Leisure Centre

Start your summer fitness campaign with a boost with this gym membership!

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Morrisons Boozy Hamper

Enjoy the May Bank Holiday with this Boozy Hamper kindly donated by Morrisons, Droitwich. Bottles of Super Bock, Glenwyvis Goodwill Scottish Gin, Dead Man's Fingers Raspberry Rum, and cans of Brewdog Ruthless India Pale Ale all for you! RRP £69.00

£50 or more

London Calling Trophy (medium)

Medium sized Red and Gold fundraisers trophy

£75 or more

London Calling Trophy (large)

Large Red and Gold fundraiser trophy

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Osprey Rucksack

Worth £130, a quality rucksack from Osprey ideal for any budding explorer!

£100 or more

Logo Sponsor

Pledge £100 for your company logo to be displayed on a sponsors page on our website

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

4 x 18 holes of Golf at Ombersley Golf Club

Enjoy a round of golf for 4 people on their chosen day and time, subject to availability at Ombersley Golf Club. Renowned for its friendly and relaxing atmosphere, welcoming all players regardless of handicap. Normally costs £148. Take a look at their website for more information, www.omberselygolfclub.co.uk

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

David Lloyd Leisure Club 5 day family pass

Your family will become members for 5 days at this premier health and racquet club, enjoying a luxurious spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a wide variety of exercise classes and fully equipped gym. There's something here for everyone! Worth £300.

£200 or more

Logo (linked) Sponsor

Pledge £200 to have your company logo displayed on a sponsors page on our website with an active link direct to your own website to publicise your business.

£500 or more

Event Sponsor

An event named after you or your company, an invitation to attend the event and present an engraved Winning team trophy. Your company logo displayed on our website with an active link direct to your own website to publicise your business

£10 or more

6 of 6 claimed

Brookside Butchers £20 Voucher

Visit this friendly butcher, carrying on the tradition of local butchery with small batch production of locally sourced meats and naturally smoked products. Located at Brookside Fruit Farm, Droitwich WR9 7JA

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Handmade Chocolate Cake!

Treat yourself to a special chocolate cake made to order!

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

One hour Toptracer Golf Range session + 200 balls

One hour of Toptracer Range and 200 balls, courtesy of Copcut Golf Centre, Droitwich. For golfers, Toptracer Range is the ultimate practice tool, taking the guesswork out of range sessions by offering an engaging data-driven experience that appeals to everyone. Monitor every shot you hit, play games and virtual golf - give it a try down at the range! Copcut Golf Centre, Copcut Lane, Droitwich WR9 7JB

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

OPI Gel Manicure at Le Spa Droitwich

Treat yourself to a relaxing 30 minute manicure at this friendly beauty salon in the heart of Droitwich. Worth £25.

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones

RRP £34 Superior Bluetooth stereo sound, noise cancelling, foldable headphones. 8 hours battery life, super soft ear cushions, wireless (can become wired by connecting audio cable supplied). Built-in microphone for use with Teams, Skype, Zoom, Xbox and more. Kindly donated by Speak-IT, Droitwich. www.speakit.co.uk

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Retro Edition Box of 88 Marathon Chocolate Bars!

Delicious box of 88 Retro Limited Edition Marathon Chocolate Bars by Snickers. Those were the days! Kindly donated by Morrisons, Droitwich.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family pass for Cadbury World!

Two adults and two children normally costing £57. Indulge in chocolate at the home of Cadburys!

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

30min Flight Experience

Get someone that special gift, a 30min flight with Clifton Aviation from Gloucestershire Airport. Take to the sky for a thrilling experience!

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Worcestershire County Cricket Bat

Worcestershire County Cricket Club have kindly donated a hand crafted English Willow Gray-Nicolls Powerbow cricket bat. For all you cricket fans out there this super bat is signed by Worcestershire Rapids Squad 2020. A great piece of cricket memorabilia. Howzat!

Let's make 'London Calling Droitwich Dolphins' happen

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