Maxwell Swim Club COVID-19 Fundraiser

by Maxwell Swim Club Ltd. in Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom

£20,293

£25,000 stretch target 11 days left
101% 268 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th January 2021 at 8:27pm

During this difficult period, we are crowdfunding to support the club financially through the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Maxwell Swim Club Ltd. in Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target


We are Maxwell Swim Club, the top competitive swimming club in the Aylesbury Vale and we are asking for your help.  

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Who are we? 
We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people of all ages reach their potential in swimming and have fun. We have guided swimmers from learn to swim all the way up to international representation. Last year, we won the top junior club at the Oxford and North Bucks County Championships, a massive feat against clubs much bigger than ours. This is a testament to the talent of swimmers and coaches we have. Most importantly, however, we aim to create a friendly team of people who love swimming.

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Why are we asking for help?  
Last year we celebrated our 40th birthday. However, 2020 has been a difficult year for us. The pandemic has seen pool costs rise, pool time reduced, and the affordability of swimming affected. We want swimming to remain a sport that is accessible and affordable for all our members.
1606933529_1be7d91d-7d8e-459a-b528-8cb28144be4c.jpgThis past year, we have been unable to run our open meets (swimming competitions). Maxwell Swim Club usually hosts four meets a year, which are popular with swimmers and clubs, local and national alike. These generate the majority of our fundraising for the year, which the club needs to stay financially afloat. Without this, our swimmers risk losing the club and community with whom they partake in the sport they love. These periods of lockdown have shown just how important sport and community are to the mental and physical wellbeing of young people and adults. We are asking that you help us to keep this important resource and community alive, so that our members (past, present, and future) continue to benefit from it.

1606933642_b90a9dfa-d556-40a7-ba4b-af4b630513d2.jpgAdditionally, we need to fund new equipment, both for training and competition purposes. Maxwell Swim Club is based at Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre, the host pool of the main weekends of the Oxfordshire and North Bucks County Championships. We also host competitions for the National Arena League and the Milton Keynes Junior League, events which are key for the competitive development of young and more experienced swimmers, as well as being incredibly good fun. As such, any equipment needed for competitions, such as timing pads, is beneficial, not just for our club, but for other local clubs too. We currently need to fundraise for these, so are asking for your help to support local swimming talent and clubs.

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Statement from Noel Horton, our head coach:
Maxwell Swim Club has existed within the Aylesbury Vale since 1979, producing and facilitating County, Regional, National, Junior and Senior International representation.

The club has provided swimming for the past 41 years within the Aylesbury Vale catering from junior level swimming all the way through to performance swimming in both Buckingham and Aylesbury. 

Through strong links with local leisure providers and learn to swim schools, the club has reached the heights of achieving top Junior Club in the ONB County with many swimmers achieving top 20 rankings in various disciplines nationally. 

To achieve this, the swimmers need the pool time and equipment to help them achieve their aims within the sport they love. Due to the current COVID situation, the club is not able to financially support itself with the loss of its very successful swimming competitions. This is also creating a strain on being able to still purchase the equipment such as heart rate monitors, timing pads and other such equipment to aid in their swimming development due to any spare club funds being earmarked for pool and coach hire costs.

We are trying desperately to keep Maxwell Swim Club, a club with 40 years of history and a thriving community of members and ex-members, alive. Please help us via this Crowdfunding campaign so that we don’t lose the sport and club we love.
 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£99 or more

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JML - Powerfit Compact

The perfect item for January 2021! Focusing on your health and wellbeing. The oscillating, vibrating full-body workout at home. Recreate the effects of walking, jogging & running on the spot! Targets all areas of the body. Simple easy workout functions. Ideal for all fitness levels. Only 1 available. Retails at £199.

£1 or more

Krishna's 50 Miles in January

Krishna, one of our amazing parents, is running 50 miles over the next 26 days as a fundraiser for Maxwell Swim Club. To sponsor her for this incredible feat, please select this reward!

£1 or more

Charlotte's 61 Mile Challenge

One of our brilliant Buckingham swimmers, Charlotte, has set herself an amazing challenge! To run and bike a total of 61 miles. This is the total of the English Channel (21 miles) PLUS the distance to Everest Base Camp (40 miles)! She is aiming to complete all of this by the 20th January!

£1 or more

Donna's 100km Run in January

Donna, another of our fantastic parents, is running 100km in January to fundraise for our club, which is an absolutely incredible feat. If you want to support her, please select this reward!

£4 or more

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Lego Tops

We have some lovely Lego branded t-shirts and tops for you to select one from, all RRP £6.50. Available are 2 Ninjago t-shirts, a Ninjago long-sleeved top and Jurassic World t-shirt. Photos are in updates. Size: 128cm

£5 or more

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Maxwell Swim Club Water Bottle

Donate £5 (+ a suitable amount for postage if necessary) in return for one of our classic Maxwell Swim Club branded bottles.

£5 or more

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Fundraising Chair's Graphic Design!

Get a digital portrait of yourself or anyone else drawn up by our very own Fundraising Chair, Rebecca Ashworth in return for a £5 donation to supporting our club!

£5 or more

RAFFLE NO.2 x1 Ticket

Get a raffle ticket for our second raffle in return for a donation of £5 towards our Campaign! Prizes include an Amazon Echo Auto, Google Home Mini, and more!

£6 or more

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Club Branded Swim Hat

Maxwell Swimmers: Donate £6 or more in return for a club branded swim hat! Note: This reward is for Maxwell Swim Club Members only. You understand that if you select this reward and you are not a member of the club, we are unable to deliver you this reward and your donation is not refundable.

£6 or more

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Lego tops (RRP £9)

We have two lovely Lego branded t-shirts and tops for you to select one from, both RRP £9. Available are a ninjago t-shirt and a batman graphic t-shirt. Photos are in updates. Size: 128cm

£7 or more

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Lego long-sleeved tops (RRP £11)

We have two lovely Lego branded tops for you to select one from, all RRP £11. Available are a spooky long-sleeved top and a Jurassic world sweatshirt style top. Photos are in updates. Size: 128cm

£8 or more

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Lego pyjama set (RRP: £14.99)

We have a lovely Ninjago Lego branded pyjama set, size 94-104cm to offer. RRP: £14.99

£9 or more

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Maxwell Drawstring Bags

In return for a donation of £9, get this Maxwell drawstring bag to keep all your poolside necessities in! Perfect for swim meets when big bags aren't allowed poolside! Add £1 to your donation to have your swimmers name written on the front in calligraphy

£12 or more

RAFFLE NO.2 x3 Tickets

In return for a donation of £12 to our campaign, get 3 tickets for our second raffle! Prizes include an Amazon Echo Auto, Google Home Mini and more!

£15 or more

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Bronze Academy Dives & Turns Session

This will be a dives and turns session with our senior coaches Noel (Head Coach) and Sophie (Assistant Head) at a ratio of 1:5 coach to swimmer. Sadly we’re unable to get a lot of pool time to run this so for those not able to do this round of skills camps, those not attending will have first refusal on the second lot and so forth as we move forwards and as we do more skills sessions. 22/12/2020, Aqua Vale, 12:00-13:00

£15 or more

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Silver Academy Dives & Turns Session

This will be a dives and turns session with our senior coaches Noel (Head Coach) and Sophie (Assistant Head) at a ratio of 1:5 coach to swimmer. Sadly we’re unable to get a lot of pool time to run this so for those not able to do this round of skills camps, those not attending will have first refusal on the second lot and so forth as we move forwards and as we do more skills sessions. 29/12/2020, 12:00-13:00, Aqua Vale

£15 or more

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Gold Academy Dives & Turns Session

This will be a dives and turns session with our senior coaches Noel (Head Coach) and Sophie (Assistant Head) at a ratio of 1:5 coach to swimmer. Sadly we’re unable to get a lot of pool time to run this so for those not able to do this round of skills camps, those not attending will have first refusal on the second lot and so forth as we move forwards and as we do more skills sessions. 30/12/2020, 12:00-13:00, Aqua Vale

£15 or more

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Platinum Academy Dives & Turns session

This will be a dives and turns session with our senior coaches Noel, Sophie, Danni and Ally at a ratio of 1:5 coach to swimmer. Sadly we’re unable to get a lot of pool time to run this so for those not able to do this round of skills camps, those not attending will have first refusal on the second lot and so forth as we move forwards and as we do more skills sessions. Aqua Vale, 02/01/2021, 12:00-13:00

£20 or more

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Head Coach's Beard Shave!

A never seen experience at Maxwell Swim Club before! Donate £20 or more to see our head coach Noel Horton shave his beard! Noel will only shave his beard if we meet a minimum of 50 donations of £20 or more to raise £1000!

£22 or more

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1 month online fitness with Winslow Fitness

A great way to stay fit in lockdown! We have 2 x month passes to join Winslow Fitness Classes online with Jane Simons. Weekly timetable available at: http://www.winslowfitnessclasses.com A health form will be required prior to commencing classes. Usual cost £35 per month

£30 or more

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Corporate Package - Bronze

Donate £30 for your business's logo to be advertised for a period of one month on our clubs website homepage under sponsors. NB: Subject to approval by the Maxwell Swim Club Ltd. Board of Directors

£49 or more

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Signed Sergio Perez Photo and BWT F1 Collectables

An exciting opportunity to become the owner of some exciting BWT Racing Point memorabilia. A signed photo of Sergio Perez in the season he won his first Grand Prix, a Foldable Paravel Kit bag, drinks bottle and large pencil case.

£75 or more

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Corporate Package - Silver

Donate £75 in return for your brand to be advertised on our club website with its own page and company information. We will also include your business logo on our website homepage under sponsors. NB: subject to approval by the Maxwell Swim Club Ltd. Board of Directors

£99 or more

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BWT Racing Point Team Signed Cap

An exciting opportunity to become the owner of a BWT Racing Point team baseball cap signed by the 2020 drivers Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez. This year saw the team finish 4th in the constructors championship and Sergio Perez win his first Grand Prix.

£100 or more

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Corporate Package - Gold

Donate £100 in return for your business being advertised by the club today! We will publish a page on our website dedicated to your brand including information and links to your own pages, your company logo will also be included on our website homepage. Finally we will post a dedicated social media post as a thank you for your donation on our social media platforms including links and details to your business.

£3 or more

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12 Days to Christmas Raffle

Donate £3 in return for a 'raffle ticket' with a chance to win one of our 12 days of christmas hampers up until the 23rd of December. Remember the more tickets you purchase, the higher chance you have of winning one of our hampers! If you wish to get multiple tickets, select this offer multiple times as opposed to just increasing the pledge amount. Please only enter if you live in the Aylesbury or Buckingham area of you can collect your hamper.

£5 or more

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Christmas Quiz Tickets

**Maxwell SC Members Only** Join us for our digital Christmas quiz on Sunday 20th December at 18:30 via Microsoft Teams. Remember to include your full name so we can send you the joining link via TeamUnify.

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Forever Living Gift Set

Lovely Aloe Forever Living Gift Set Includes: face & body soap, Aloe lip balm and exfoliating body mitt

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Inspirational Book: Women in Sport

Inspirational stories of women who have gone above and beyond in sport. A fantastic read for kids and adults that normally retails for £12.99

£17 or more

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Signed copy of Ant & Dec Once Upon a Tyne

Get this copy of Ant & Dec's Once Upon a Tyne, signed by the gentlemen themselves, in return for a donation of only £17! There's only one available so quick, don't miss out!

£20 or more

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Neil 'Razor' Ruddock Tottenham Signed Poster

Get this A4 Neil 'Razor' Ruddock Tottenham poster signed by the man himself. Only 1 available so get it quick!!

£20 or more

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Neil 'Razor' Ruddock West Ham Signed Poster

Get this A4 Neil 'Razor' Ruddock Westham poster signed by the man himself. Theres only 2 available so get them quick!

£20 or more

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Neil 'Razor' Ruddock Liverpool FC Signed Poster

Get this A4 Neil 'Razor' Ruddock Liverpool FC poster signed by the man himself!! There's only 2 available so get them quick!

£20 or more

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Aqua Sphere Microfin HP Fins Size UK 10.5-11.5

In return for a donation of £20, get a pair of Aqua Sphere Microfin HP black and white fins, size UK 10.5-11.5!

£25 or more

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Swimming Books Bundle

Bundle of swimming books to include; Diary of a Super Swimmer, Why We Swim, Sporting Heroes: Adam Peaty. Normal RRP = £29.97

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Talisker Skye Whisky

Detox from the stress of 2020 with a 70cl bottle of Talisker Skye Single Malt Scotch Whisky. RRP: £39

£29 or more

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Sports massage at Starr Therapies RRP £40

Sports massage at Starr Therapies, Calvert Green, Bucks. A 40 minute sports massage with Sarah Starr worth £40. Thank you to Starr Therapies and Sports injury clinic for the kind donation.

£30 or more

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Swimmer Photoshoot

Donate £30 in return for 10 digital photos of your swimmer in the pool. We will shoot these during training sessions, they will be re-touched and edited and then delivered to you in a digital format. ** Please Note this is only for Maxwell Swim Club Members/Swimmers** You understand that if you select this initiative and you are not a member of Maxwell Swim Club Ltd., we cannot provide a photoshoot and your donation is not refundable.

£30 or more

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Treasurer's Christmas Wreaths

Pledge a donation of £30 and get one of our treasurers (Sue Ashworth) gorgeous Christmas wreaths. With only 3 available select this reward fast! Please note: only select this reward if you live in the Aylesbury / Buckingham area or you are able to collect your wreath in Aylesbury.

£35 or more

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La Vita Cut and Blowdry Voucher

Get this voucher for a cut and blow dry at La Vita Hair Design in Aston Clinton. This cut and blow dry normally retails at £50 and is valid between Jan 20th 2021 and Feb 28th 2021. Thank you to Theresa for this kind donation.

£35 or more

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Native Feasts Voucher

A voucher valid for two home delivered feasts from Native Feasts in Thame. See map at www.nativeathome.co.uk for delivery area. Worth: £50

£50 or more

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Olympian Signed Swim Hat

Donate £50 in return for a framed and signed hat by ex-Maxwell swimmer and Olympian Craig Gibbons and Olympian Michael Jamieson.

£50 or more

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Official Match Olympic Waterpolo Ball

In return for a £50 donation, get an original official match olympic waterpolo ball! Theres only one so get it quick! Not used, still in packaging.

£50 or more

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Powerskin 2 Jnr. Jammers and Junior Tracks Goggles

Kindly donated by our local swim shop Mailsports, we have a boys (approximately 14 yrs and under) pair of trunks and junior goggles available as a personal shopping experience at their store in Bourne End (near High Wycombe)! Only one available so snap it up quick! RRP: £75

£52 or more

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Full treatment at Starr Therapies RRP £60

A 1-hour full treatment (postural assessment, acupuncture, full body re-alignment) with Mark Starr worth £60. Thank you to Starr Therapies and Sports injury clinic for the kind donation.

£70 or more

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Powerskin 2 Junior Suit and Junior Tracks Goggles

Kindly donated by our local swim shop Mailsports, we have a girls approximately (14 yrs and under) legsuit and junior goggles available as a personal shopping experience at their store in Bourne End (near High Wycombe)! Only one available so snap it up quick! RRP: £125

£75 or more

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Projector Bundle

Get this fantastic projecter, screen, stand and HDMI cable for a donation of only £75! Its a bargain not to miss, quick theres only 1! RRP - £117

£100 or more

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Architectural Consultation

60-90 minute architectural consultation from a RIBA architect. Available within 20 miles of Buckingham. Kindly donated by Kaye Roberts. RRP: £180

£120 or more

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Gold day pass at Bicester Golf and Spa hotel for 4

In return for a donation of only £120, get this day pass to play Gold at Bicester Golf and Spa hotel for 4 people. There's only one so don't miss it!

£175 or more

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Everyone Active Gym Membership!

In return for a donation of £175, we will give you a one year Everyone Active gym membership. At such a great price, it's a no brainer! But quick, there are only two available so get them fast! Thank you to Everyone Active for kindly donating these memberships.RRP - £250

Let's make 'Maxwell Swim Club COVID-19 Fundraiser' happen

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