If we meet our target we would like to purchase a somersault chair for the club. At present our divers can only practice somersaults at a seperate dryland facility which the club has very limited access to. Having a somersault chair which could be used at our main training centre in the Hydro would ensure all divers can utilise this equipment to develop this key skill.
WHO ARE DIVE HARROGATE
For over 20 years Dive Harrogate has been providing competitive springboard and platform diving in the Harrogate & District area. We believe diving benefits the local community by getting children of all ages active in our sport, helping them overcome fears, develop resilience and most importantly believing in themselves in order to perform spectacular dives. We work with Swim England to recruit and train athletes from local schools to produce award winning divers including Olympic Gold medallist Jack Laugher!
WHY ARE WE RAISING MONEY?
Like many other sports clubs, Dive Harrogate has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and requires help to continue to get back up and running as quickly as possible when our pool reopens.
The club runs several events per year which generate income and organises a series of fundraising activities, which we have been unable to do this year. We rely on these funds to maintain, replace and purchase new equipment.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Whatever you donate will contribute to the maintenance and purchasing of equipment for our divers who will face a new normal to their training routine when they return to the pool. The funds will also be added to our hardship fund which will be opened up to members whose families have been affected by covid 19 to ensure all divers at the club can attend competitions and camps who would otherwise be unable to due to financial restrictions.
We really appreciate any contribution that people are willing to make to ensure the future of our close knit club, that is integral to the physical and mental wellbeing of so many children.