Saltdean Swim & Surf Club profile

Project by [email protected]

Total raised £14,442

raised so far

+ est. £1453.75 Gift Aid



To enable more people from our community to enjoy the clubs activities and learn to be safe in the sea - we need more equipment to grow.

We're still collecting donations

On the 13th April 2023 we'd raised £14,050 with 144 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The longer term plan for Saltdean Swim & Surf Club is to train the community to become the future local Beach and Lido lifeguards for the community!

To do this, we need to invest in more training for our volunteers, including sending our team on Trainer Assessor courses. 

We will need money to purchase resuscitation training equipment, CPR training dummies, spinal boards as well are more larger rescue boards and training of local community for volunteer roles within the club. 

Saltdean Swim & Surf Club

The club was set up in 2021 during the pandemic but has continued to grow, delivering sea and water safety sessions to over 150 people in the local community. 

We are set to expand to have more members from different age groups and abilities to join us in 2023.

We are a local Saltdean charity run by local volunteers to enable the community from Saltdean it's surrounding areas to learn a safe respect for the sea, whilst having a bit of fun too.  

The Saltdean Swim & Surf Club is dedicated to providing residents of the local area, totaling nearly 20,000 people of all ages and abilities, with an understanding of the ever-changing conditions that accompany enjoying the sea. With the proper knowledge and equipment, we can ensure that more people are trained and have a safe and enjoyable experience on the highly popular Saltdean Beach. 

Join us today in our mission of providing a safe environment for all to explore this amazing natural resource!

Whether you attend a surf lifesaving taster session in the sea or pool, or decide to become a regular member of the club there is a route to fun for everyone. 

The activities we provide benefit not only physical but mental health and well being through being delivered in a fun, engaging and supportive environment for all members. 


What we bring to the Community!

  • An accessible club open to all ages (8+) and abilities in the heart of Saltdean
  • The promise that if you, friends, family or colleagues attend any session you will have fun and leave feeling more confident in the sea on your local beach. 
  • Sessions run at the weekend and in the evenings in Saltdean from spring and run as late into the autumn as the weather allows.
  • We have a commitment to ensure people with a disability can enjoy access to our activities with the right equipment and supervision. 
  • We also have funding ringfenced to ensure cost is not a barrier for anyone living locally to Saltdean wanting to join - on average, we fund 20% of our membership each year. 


Why are we crowdfunding now and what do we need?

  • We are Crowdfunding to purchase more equipment, specifically Surf rescue boards and rescue tubes, needed to keep up with the demand of the Saltdean community
  • In the Spring of 2023, we will launch our most ambitious offering to date. We aim to provide activity for those 8 years old - 99 years old both at Saltdean beach and Saltdean Lido.
  • To do this we need to raise more funds to purchase 20 new surf rescue boards, 6 more rescue tubes and an Automated external defibrillator (AED).

How we'll spend the money raised

The money raised will be spent immediately on the equipment needed to run the 2023 season in Saltdean and ensure access to more people within the community.

The right equipment and volunteers have been identified all we need is the funding to secure the equipment and training. 

Without the increase in equipment our membership numbers are limited to the amount of equipment we currently have - we can't expand without more kit.

Money raised will go directly into the Saltdean Swim & Surf Club

How you can play your part

We have been accepted by Sport England for match funding! 

This means that if we raise our minimum target, we'll receive an additional 30% of the total by Sport England!

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

1. Make a pledge. Simply donate to Saltdean Swim & Surf Club. 

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 Saltdean Swim & Surf Club! The more people we reach, the more funds we will raise. 

3. Can you offer rewards? If you are a local business, you can donate products or services we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a dedicated post and mention through our social media following!

4. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, maybe a sponsored activity like a 5k run, use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won?t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Here are just some of the awesome rewards we have to share with you if you choose one. 



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This project offered rewards

£25 or more

£25 for a £50 voucher for Home Art Edit!

For just £25 you will receive a £50 voucher to spend on an art print of your choice at Home Art Edit – Browse the collections of framed art prints and canvas prints to find the perfect piece for your home!

£15 or more

Kids Swim & Surf Club T shirt

Custom Kids Rainbow Logo T-shirts in Denim blue. Sizes are based on age - full size guide can be found below. These tops are normally £18 so save £3 on our crowdfund Sizing in Centimeters 3-4 Years Height 39 Chest 24 5-6 Years Height 44 Chest 26 7-8 Years Height 49 Chest 28 9-10 Years Height 54 Chest 30 11-12 Years Height 58 Chest 33 Chest: Measure all around your chest below your armpits. Height: Natural height

£20 or more

Professional Caricature

Send over your photo and receive a professional caricature portrait with a Saltdean seascape background! These amazing illustrations are normally priced at £75!

£20 or more

Saltdean Swim & Surf Club Exclusive T Shirt

You can get your hands on an exclusive Saltdean Swim & Surf t-shirt designed by local artist JP. These beautiful t-shirts are printed on certified organic cotton. Once the Crowdfunder has closed, shirts will take approximately 10 working days to be received in Saltdean (for collection in Saltdean. Our t-shirts are normally priced at £25 so you're saving £5 if you buy through our crowdfunder.

£25 or more

Microsoft Excel tuition

Ever thought you could do more with excel? Then a master class from a local excel expert could be all you need to become an expert yourself! This expert tuition is normally priced at £50 per hour. This one hour online tuition from a local excel expert is a bargain!

£30 or more

Swim & Surf Club Hoody

Designed by local artist JP, these comfortable hoodies are made from 50% Post-Consumer Organic Cotton / 50% Organic Cotton. The hoodies will be ordered once the crowdfunder has closed and would take approximately 10 working days to arrive in Saltdean. Collection from Saltdean.

£40 or more

10 loaves of Chewy brown bread!

Collect your loaf of Chewy brown from Real Patisserie in Brighton from our gazebo located on the beach from 9am every Saturday morning from May 6th! If you purchase this you will have an 800g unsliced loaf ordered for your collection every Saturday from 1st May 2023 for ten weeks!

£50 or more

1hr SUP basics session for up to 5 people

If you are new to Paddleboarding and want to find out the fundamentals of technique, tides, safety and how to maintain your equipment you should book this session! Private lessons are normally £80 plus £40 per person, so you're saving £190

£100 or more

Buy a rescue tube for the Club!

For £100 you can help us purchase a rescue tube that is vital for us to helping coach and educate the local community in sea safety. If you would like, we can invite you along for a photoshoot with "your" rescue tube as a thank you for supporting us.

£150 or more

Garden Spruce up!?

Spruce up your garden for Spring! There are plenty of jobs to do in the garden at this time of year, but you don’t have time right? Why not donate and get someone to do it for you! Select a package that suits your budget and your needs! Bronze: 1.5 hr spruce up (£50) Silver: 2.5 hour BIG spruce up (£70) Gold: 5 hour Winter/Spring mega makeover! (£150) We can target what matters to you (and help advise if you like)

£450 or more

A surf rescue board - with your organisations logo

We'll hand paint your logo onto the bottom of the new rescue board so that your brand plays a presence on the beach and at the lido in all of our sessions. You and a guest will also be able to join one of our regular sessions and have photo and video opportunities to use on your own social media.

£500 or more

A rescue board in return for sea tasters!

Buy a rescue board for the club and you plus 9 guests (aged 8+) will receive a dedicated surf life saving session in the sea, being introduced to basic sea safety and get to play some fun games in the sea - all essential skills for anyone living or working near the sea!

£600 or more

Show your team you care about their sea safety!

This reward will enable up to 15 adults to take part in a 2 hour team building session at Saltdean Beach followed by tea and cakes! Make use of the Clubs equipment, the fully trained volunteers, local sea knowledge and our insurance to deliver a meaningful team building event.

£1,000 or more

Full Size Adult Rescue Board - for the club

To grow the club and enable more adults to take part of any ability, we require more adult size rescue boards - such as that you see the lifeguards with on the beach each summer. A vital piece of equipment, not just for members, but also our voluntary water safety team enabling them to safely support our clubs activities.

£25 or more

Sea swimming tuition

1hour 30 minutes of sea swimming lessons. Learn about technique and the benefits of sea swimming and how to do this safely and effectively. This reward is offered by a Saltdean based sea swim instructor. Normally priced at £30 with one of our local instructors!

£30 or more

A decorated celebration cake from Pips cakes!

Birthday or any celebration! You name the theme - you can get a delicious decorated cake you will not be disappointed with! Dietary requirements catered for! These beautiful and delicious cakes are normally charged at least £50.

£30 or more

£50 Jog Shop voucher for only £30

The Jog Shop in Brighton have very kindly donated us a £50 voucher for use in the shop. The reward is for £30 meaning you would get £20 off on your next purchase at the Jog Shop! Thank you to Tony and the team for this kind offer.

£40 or more

An exclusive piece of driftwood art

We have been kindly donated this bespoke delightful piece of drift wood art from local Saltdean artist Inst: Davidrees_driftwoodart & FB davidrees(driftwoodart). All of the proceeds of this sale will go directly to the Crowdfunder!

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