Haslemere SC - Racing Blocks Campaign

by Team HSC in Haslemere, Surrey, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd July 2022 we successfully raised £18,074 with 176 supporters in 28 days

We are working together as a club to purchase eight essential diving blocks for our hard working and talented swimmers.

by Team HSC in Haslemere, Surrey, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money would be used to replace the back plates that go with the diving blocks. Our current ones are fiberglass, over time they have become weak and are starting to crack. 


Who are we?

Haslemere Swimming Club is a successful, inclusive club that has been part of the local community for over 50 years.  With swimmers from 3 years old to over 70 years old swimming every week, we pride ourselves on having a place for everyone.  We run a  thriving Academy teaching over 122 swimmers, an excellence based competitive structure as well as an active masters programme. 

The club welcomes a fantastic community of enthusiastic and motivated children, teenagers and adults from across three counties.  All our swimmers work exceptionally hard to be the best they can whatever their aspirations and are coached by an enthusiastic, motivated team who strive to help everybody reach their full potential.

 In our first fundraising endeavour, we are looking for your support to purchase essential, up to date, equipment to give those who aspire to be the very best they can, the very best chance of succeeding.

Community impact 

Updating the diving blocks will be an investment in the future of a thriving swimming club with members across three counties, supporting our continued competitive potential.

HSC swimmers are a fantastic group with amazing determination and mental stamina, they learn to reap the rewards of hard work, self motivation and daring to dream. As a community they have great team spirit and develop strong supportive relationships with their peers and a wide community of friends. 

With new, safe diving blocks we will be able to support the wider community including our own academy swimmers, external clubs looking to compete in the area and local schools.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Diving blocks are a fundamental part of training competitive swimmers and are crucial to children at all levels of the developmental pathway. Our diving blocks have become worn and slippery over the years and are not in line with optimal standards for competitive swimming.

New diving blocks will be invaluable to our younger swimmers. They will have the opportunity to train on competitive blocks with back plates allowing them to become more confident in their own competitive ability.  New blocks will keep swimmers safer, enabling them to focus on improving their dive technique and subsequently their racing times.

Our competitive swimmers train to race, but galas can be a daunting experience for young competitors. We want the experience to be as rewarding as possible and confidence is the key.  Training on relevant equipment  will give all our athletes a genuine psychological and practical boost.

This year we have five swimmers competing in National events and the opportunity to fine tune their diving skills, on the proper equipment, in their home pool, would be immensely valuable.

Open Meets are a vital part of any club's revenue. It is crucial to Haslemere to attract other swimming clubs to these events and running successful competitive galas means offering swimmers the best chance to race well. Up to date, optimally safe equipment is imperative to running successful galas is central to the continued sustainability of our club.

Unfortunately, like so many other clubs, the pandemic hit HSC hard.  We held regular zoom land based workouts, kept our swimmers engaged with quizzes and Q&A sessions but, with the pool closed, lost out on valuable revenue whilst supporting our coaches and teachers.  

When we returned to the pool, our Swimming Academy and squads ran at reduced, socially distanced numbers and we were unable to hold any galas.  Pool hire costs have increased and are likely to continue to rise. 

Taking everything into consideration we know purchasing new blocks will depend on our efforts and the support of our wider community.  

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 How we’ll spend the money raised

With your donations we want to purchase the eight new s-line diving blocks as soon as we have the funds.  We want these blocks to support all our swimmers immediate and ongoing development.  The new diving blocks will offer up to date, safe, competitive facilities for our academy, competitive and masters swimmers. 

We hope that through this fundraising campaign we can spread awareness of our wonderful community based club and actively encourage new members of all ages, abilities and aspirations

We want Haslemere Swimming Club to be part of this community for another 50 years.  

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How you can play your part

 There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

 1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

 2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

 3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

 4. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Thank you for all the incredible support so far

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£15 or more

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9-hole golf afternoon for 2 Chiddingfold Golf Club

Why not get out on the golf course this summer and hit some balls with a friend! This 9-hole golf afternoon was kindly donated by Chiddingfold Golf Club and is worth £30. Voucher to be collected from HSC. https://www.chiddingfoldgolf.co.uk/

£10 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Day pass at JK Coaching's summer football camp

Held at The Edge and Haslemere Rec, JK Coaching have very kindly offered 2 day passes to their summer football camp. Suitable for children between 5-12 years, these promise an action packed day of football and activities. Retailing at £29, why not keep your littles ones busy this summer! Redeemable against a week or day session, redeemable on the phone or in store with a voucher code. Check them out at https://jk-coaching.co.uk/summer-camps

£546 or more

Buy a Turning Board

These Stainless Steel Turning board attach to the front of the blocks. Whilst we need 16 long term we are aiming for 8 on the new blocks. Would you be willing yo buy a turning board or finding a group of swimmers to pledge together!

£1 or more

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HSC Temporary Tattoos,

Temporary HSC Tattoos, redeemable at Club Champs. Purchase today and they will be delivered at Club Champs. Alternatively cash on the day

£2 or more

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Delicious loaf of bread from Bakehouse Bread

Bakehouse in Haslemere, Liphook and Liss have kindly donated 10 loaves of fresh bread of your choice to our campaign. Collection in store. One per reward. RRP: £3. Find Bakehouse at https://www.facebook.com/Best1Bakehouse/

£3 or more

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Dylan’s ice cream with Sprinkles

Dylan’s Ice Cream have donated 4 delicious ice creams of choice with sprinkles! £3 per reward.

£5 or more

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A Colin the Caterpillar Cake from M&S Haslemere

We all know how yummy a Colin the Caterpillar Cake is! End of term treat while supporting HSC! RRP: £8 - Collection in the Haslemere store from Manager

£5 or more

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A box of rich Chocolate Brownies

A box of delicious homemade brownies made by one of our families. Collection from HSC or local delivery in Haslemere.

£5 or more

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3 x Handmade Eco Bird Feeders

Kindly made and donated by one of our swimming families, these eco bird feeders are just the thing for your garden this year. We have 3 available and they can be collected from HSC.

£5 or more

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2 x Fully loaded Hot Chocolate - Hemingways

Who doesn't love a fully loaded hot chocolate from Hemingways, Haslemere. There are 3 pairs of small, but delicious hot chocolates - marshmallows, cream, sprinkles, smarties.... Collect your voucher at HSC or via email. www.hemingwaysofhaslemere.com

£6 or more

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A meal for two from Cook, Haslemere

Fancy having a night off cooking? Choose a delicious meal for two from Cook in Haslemere. From £8 and up there are lots of amazing meat and vegetarian options to choose from. Collection from Haslemere store. Find them online at https://www.cookfood.net/shops/Haslemere

£6 or more

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Pick your own pudding from Cook in Haslemere

Cook have kindly donated a delicious medium sized pudding of your choice to brighten up your week day meal. Serving between 6-8 people, will you go for something chocolatey or fruity? RRP: £8+. Collection from Haslemere store. Find them online at https://www.cookfood.net/shops/Haslemere

£8 or more

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Rogate Downhill B1kepark

The incredible downhill bike park at Rogate is a favourite of so many children and adults to go shredding. It offers a range of routes to suit all levels. If you have never been, check it out at https://www.b1ke.com/b1keparks/rogate/ Redeemable at online booking point with voucher code that will be emailed to you.

£10 or more

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A bottle of Coonwarra Estate Shiraz from Majestics

Why not take this 75cl bottle of this delicious Shiraz to enjoy with a steak on the BBQ this summer! It retails at £14.99. Kindly donated by Majestics in Haslemere. Collection from HSC. Over 18's only. Visit them online at https://www.majestic.co.uk/stores/haslemere

£10 or more

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A Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon from Majestics

This £14.99 75cl bottle is from one of South Africa's most exciting young winemakers. Kindly donated by Majestics in Haslemere Collection from HSC. Over 18's only. Visit them online at https://www.majestic.co.uk/stores/haslemere

£10 or more

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A day at Activate's Sports Summer Camp

Activate have kindly gifted a day's summer camp at the stunning Lord Wandsworth College. Chose from a day of netball, cricket, football or hockey. Worth £50, this will keep your children entertained this summer! A voucher code for online booking will be given to you after purchase. https://www.activatecamps.co.uk/

£10 or more

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Family Swim @ People for Places

People for Places, Haslemere have kindly donated a family swim on the date of your choice. Fill a Sunday afternoon or a rainy summer holiday day!

£10 or more

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Sports Locker- £15 voucher

Endlessly useful, full of equipment for all, our local sports shop has donated a £15 voucher. Always useful for that mad dash, or to put towards those trainers with spring. Collect HSC, or email. www.sportslockerstore.co.uk

£10 or more

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Home made cake for date of choice

A delicious home made cake of choice, made for an agreed date. Donated by HSC family. Delivery within 5 mile radius of Haslemere, or collection from HSC.

£12 or more

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Pick your own pudding from Cook in Haslemere

Having a summer dinner party? Why not save on the cooking and choose a large pudding, kindly donated by Cook Haslemere. These usually retail between £15- £20 and serve 10-12 people. There are some great options! Find them online at https://www.cookfood.net/shops/Haslemere

£15 or more

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45 Minute Football Tricks & Skills Session

Why not give your football mad son or daughter a 45 minute tricks and skills session. Lead by a skilful 11 year old from our club, with adult supervision, this would be perfect for your 5-8 year old to learn some great tricks to show off to their friends!

£15 or more

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£20 voucher for The Mulberry, Chiddingfold

The Mulberry in Chiddingfold have kindly donated 3 lots of £20 vouchers to spend on food or drinks at their well known pub. With a delicious summer menu to try, we are sure you will love this reward! Vouchers to be collected from HSC. Over 18's only. Find them online at https://themulberryinn.co.uk/

£15 or more

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£20 voucher for Raymond Reid in Haslemere

Why not get those holiday photos printed out that you've been talking about for ages! Raymond Reid have very kindly donated £20 to spend in their Haslemere Shop. Voucher to be collected from HSC. http://www.raymondreidphoto.uknic.biz/

£15 or more

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Family swim at Petersfield Open Air Pool

This reward for a family swim for 2 adults and 2 children is worth £20, and can be be used all throughout the summer. Why not make a day of it and take a picnic for lunch or buy snacks from their onsite cafe. Voucher to be collected form HSC. Visit them at https://petersfieldpool.org/

£15 or more

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6 Week Gym membership @ People for Places

People for Places, Haslmere have kindly donated a 6-week gym membership. Beach ready for that summer holiday or see if you can fit the gym into your life with no commitment!

£15 or more

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Home Reared Pork Roasting joint for 8-10

Enjoy a home reared Pork Roasting joint for your family. Donated by an HSC family. Collection from HSC.

£15 or more

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Greyshott Pottery £20 voucher

Greyshott Pottery have been so kind to donate a £20 voucher.

£15 or more

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Childs Farm Bundle G

Watermelon Bodywash, Strawberry & Mint Shampoo, Tangerine Bubble Bath, Strawberry Conditioner Collect HSC

£16 or more

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£20 voucher to spend at Lions Den in Haslemere

A £20 voucher kindly donated by the team at Lions Den in Haslemere. Treat yourself to breakfast or lunch (or even just a lot of cake!) at this fantastic local spot. https://thelionsdencafe.co.uk/

£19 or more

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Spray Tan from Beauty by Hollie

Get yourself summer ready with this fantastic offer kindly donated Hollie Harkman of Beauty by Hollie. Have a spray tan in the comfort of your own home - the healthy way to tan! Retails for £24! Voucher for collection from HSC. Find Hollie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/beautybyhollieh/

£20 or more

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10% off Haslemere Swim Academy lessons for a term

If you already have lessons at our fantastic Saturday night Swim Academy or are thinking of joining, this is the perfect reward for you! https://www.haslemereswimmingclub.co.uk/

£20 or more

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Family swim at Guildford Lido

Worth over £25 this family swim for 4 people (max. 2 adults) is sure to be a winner on a hot summers day! Kindly donated by Freedom Leisure. Voucher to be collected from HSC. https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/guildford-lido/

£20 or more

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£25 Blue Diamond Gift Card

Are you filling up your beds for summer or fancy trying your luck with tomatoes? Blue Diamond Garden Centres have donated a £25 gift voucher. Collect from HSC or post out.

£20 or more

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Everybodies Beauty, Greyshott

Feel relaxed as soon as you walk through he door at Everybodies Beauty. Enjoy a £25 gift card for some pampering of your choice. www.everybodiesbeauty.com

£20 or more

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Family Pass @ Guilford Spectrum Ice skating

This reward for a family of 4 is worth £27 at their Olympic sized indoor ice rink. A perfect family even or a great summer holiday pass or a date of choice.

£20 or more

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Chichester Festival Theatre - Woman in Mind

Enjoy an evening at the theatre with tickets to see Woman in Mind from September 23rd - 27th. Contact the box office upon receipt of the voucher to redeem and choose dates. www.cft.org.uk

£20 or more

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Botter Prosecco Magnum- The General Wine Company

The General Wine Company have kindly donated this fantastic magnum of Prosecco. Perfect to enjoy on a summers evening. Collection HSC

£20 or more

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Meal for 2 @ Pizza Express, Haslemere

Enjoy a meal for two at Pizza Express with two small drinks, or supplement a big gathering. Who doesn't love a pizza! Vouchers collected from HSC or via email. www.pizzaexpress.com

£20 or more

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Childs Farm Baby Bundle - Picture D below

Another incredible baby gift from Childs Farm. These wonderful natural products are perfect for babies and sensitive skin. A beautiful gift for any newborn or expecting mum.

£20 or more

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Childs Farm Bundle F

Blueberry bubble bath, Baby Moisturiser, Blackberry Hair and Body Wash, Moisturiser, Factor 50 Suncream Collect HSC

£20 or more

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Childs Farm Bundle E

Hair Detangler, Small body wash, shampoo, conditioner

£22 or more

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BBQ meat box from Seabrights Butcher, Haslemere

Get BBQ ready this summer with a meat box kindly gifted from Seabrights, including 15 of their best sausages and 8 delicious burgers. Retailing at £28, this is one to get! Collection from their shop in Haslemere. https://www.seabrightsbutchers.co.uk/

£24 or more

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A crate of mixed cider - The Garden Cider Company

Made entirely from garden apples across the south east, why not try a delicious crate of mixed cider which has kindly been donated by The Garden Cider Company. Retailing at over £30, you will have delivery to your door included as well! Over 18's only. https://www.thegardencidercompany.co.uk/

£24 or more

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£30 flower voucher from Marley Flowers, Haslemere

Why not treat yourself or a loved one to a gorgeous bunch of summer flowers, kindly donated by Marley Flowers. This can be used either on a £30 bunch they will put together for you or towards a larger bunch. To be redeemed in store. https://www.marleyflowers.co.uk/

£25 or more

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Ukulele from Chamberlin Music, Haslemere

A fantastic instrument that gives endless fun to all children, easy to learn and not too noisy! These retail at £34 and you can collect and select from the store in Haslemere. Visit them online at https://www.chamberlainmusic.com/

£25 or more

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£30 voucher to spend at Raymond Reid, Haslemere

Do you have some family photos that need framing? Raymond Reid have very kindly donated £30 to spend in their Haslemere Shop, and have a wonderful selection for you to chose from. Voucher to be collected from HSC. http://www.raymondreidphoto.uknic.biz/

£25 or more

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Gel Manicure from Beauty by Hollie

Get yourself summer ready with this fantastic offer kindly donated Hollie Harkman of Beauty by Hollie. Have a gel manicure in the comfort of your own home - the only question is what colour nails will you chose! Retails for £35. Voucher for collection from HSC. Find Hollie on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/beautybyhollieh/

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Childs Farm Child Bundle - Picture C

An incredible bundle of amazing natural products, designed with children and sensitive skiing mind. Generously donated by the founder of Childs Farm. Collection HSC.

£28 or more

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Cycle Helmet from MB Cyclery in Haslemere

Pick yourself up a new cycle helmet for those family bike rides this summer, kindly donated by MB Cyclery in Haslemere. This Specialized Align II helmet retails at over £35 and will fit SM/MED 52-56cm. Collection from HSC. https://www.mbcyclery.co.uk/

£30 or more

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2 Course meal for Two at ASK, Haslemere

ASK in Haslemere have kindly donated two offers of a two course meal for two people, valued at £40+. Treat your other half to a meal out this summer. The vouchers will delivered to you. https://www.askitalian.co.uk/italian/restaurants/haslemere

£30 or more

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45 minute 1:1 piano lesson with Julia Hartmann

A fantastic opportunity to have a 1:1 piano lesson with experienced pianist Julia or Béla Hartman. There are 2 available so will this reawaken a forgotten skill or would you like to learn something new? At a time to be agreed. www.juliahartmann.net www.hartmannpianostudio.com www.belahartmann.com

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A car valet inside and out

Get ready for your summer holiday with a detailed car valet inside and out at a location of your choice (within 5 miles of Haslemere), kindly offered by one of our swim families.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Childs Farm Baby Bundle - Picture A below

Childs Farm celebrates all things natural and naturally derived to soothe and moisturise. This beautiful Baby Bundle is a perfect gift for any newborn and retails at well over £40.

£30 or more

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Child's Farm Child Bundle - Image B below

This beautiful bundle of wonderful natural products, designed with sensitive skin in mind. See Picture B

£30 or more

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Santa Rita Estates wine bundle

3 delicious bottles of Gran Reserva Merlot, Gran Reserva Carmenere and Carmen Merlot from this fantastic vineyard. Over 18's only. https://www.santaritaestateseurope.com/

£30 or more

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Day Pass at Revolution Cricket

Held at the Haslemere Rec, Revolution Cricket have kindly offered a day pass to one of their summer cricket camps, redeemable against a week pass, or just a single day. Led by former professional Steve Selwood the Academy offers an extensive range of training programmes for cricketers, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player. Usually £40 a day. Check them out at www.revolutioncoaching.co.u

£30 or more

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CYC:D Fitness Studio, Haslmere

A beautiful boutique fitness studio offering a unique combination of holistic small group workouts in the studio and online.Cycle, barre, yoga, hit and pilates. Enjoy three session in this relaxing, modern studio. RRP £45 Collection at HSC or email. www.cyc-d.co.uk

£35 or more

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Dinner at the White Horse, Haslemere

Kindly donated by the White Horse which has just finished a fantastic refurbishment, this reward offers you a main meal for 2 with a bottle of house wine (worth over £40) at this local establishment. Voucher to be collected from HSC. Over 18's only. https://www.thewhitehorsehaslemere.co.uk/

£35 or more

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Katie Carlin Reflexology Treatment

Reflexology is a wonderfully relaxing foot massage that is clinically proven to help decrease stress and anxiety in both adults and children. It helps to increase the feeling of well being and can improve sleep. Katie Carlin has a beautiful home treatment room, close the door on your busy life, forget about your to do list and sink into a deep relaxation for an hour. www.katiecarlinreflexology.co.uk RRP £45

£35 or more

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1:1 Coaching session from Go Tennis

Whether its learning to play for the first time, trying to improve your game or finding an alternative to the gym for fitness Go Tennis have got you covered. Enjoy a fantastic 1:1 session to improve your game or begin your journey into tennis, RRP£45

£38 or more

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Arsenal & wine bundle from Santa Rita Estates

This reward of an Arsenal football club kit bag, towel and metal water bottle also comes with 3 bottles of Santa Rita Estates wine - Shiraz, Merlot and Carmenere. Perfect for that football supporter in your family! Over 18's only. https://www.santaritaestateseurope.com/

£45 or more

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Sky Park Farm, South Harting, 3 month Family pass

Get close to their herds of majestic red, white and sika deer. Let your children loose in the Adventure playground. Explore the Farm Trail and take a break by the river. See the local produce in the farm shop and Delia or simply stop by for a coffee or meal in the Grazing Rooms. A truly unique and enjoyable experience. www.skyparkfarm.com

£50 or more

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1:1 Cricket nets session with a County Coach

A fantastic offer of 3 lots of 1:1 cricket nets sessions with superb county coach Matt Swarbrick. Worth £60 each, these can be arranged at a time to suit both parties.

£50 or more

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Cheeky Weekday Meal @ The Rising Sun, Milland

Enjoy a delicious week day meal for up to £60. Get your tasty meal before the children break up, or even with them instead of another cheese sandwich this summer. www.rising-sun-milland.co.uk

£70 or more

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3 course lunch/dinner with wine - Caper & Berry

Caper and Berry Brasserie at Chichester Festival Theatre have kindly donated a three course lunch or dinner with a bottle of house wine. Worth over £80, this would be a perfect way to spend a summers day! Over 18's only. https://www.facebook.com/Caper-Berry-at-Chichester-Festival-Theatre-841592822651152/

£100 or more

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South Africa v England Test Match Tickets

Saturday September 11th 2 x tickets to South Africa v England Test Match. Email [email protected] for any more info

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Venturi Vision Eye Examination and Eyewear

Venturi Vison have kindly donated a free eye exam as well as a pair of prescription goggles or prescription eye wear to the value of £200! http://www.venturivision.co.uk/

£250 or more

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4 Player Golf at Hindhead Golf Club

This 4-player golf afternoon of your choice, has been put together for us by this much sought after club. It would retail at £480, if it was available to purchase! Why not get a group of friends together and enjoy a day out on this beautiful course. A voucher will be sent to you on purchase. https://www.hindheadgolfclub.co.uk/

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