This page needs to raise £10,000.
You can help do that by clicking 'Support us' at the bottom of this page.
The lease on our current training space ends in September 2022 and we are working very, very hard to secure our future.
An incredible new place is available to us within the amazing, soon to be finished Pembrokeshire Sports Village in Haverfordwest. We desperately want this to become our Forever Home.
We need to raise a huge £450,000 to be able to make this dream a reality....and we need the help of YOU, our loyal supporters.
If we don't reach our target it is highly likely that SAW Cymru will fold.
We are currently developing two large funding applications with Welsh Government and The Enhancing Pembrokeshire Fund but this Crowdfunder page is a really big opportunity for you to get behind our fundraising efforts - what you do on this page will also help us prove to the big awarding bodies that we have a great deal of local support already...people desperate to see us reach our Forever Home.
This page is your opportunity to give...but it's also designed to give back to you. We NEED to raise a minimum of £10,000 on this page to support our two big applications with the required level of match funding.
WE believe it can be done...because we know that we're different...that the opportunities we offer local people are many...that we are within the hearts of so many Pembrokeshire people...and that Pembrokeshire people always look after their own!
Are you with us?
We hope so....We need you!
We are a well known and well loved social enterprise based in Haverfordwest.
We are not for profit and exist solely for the benefit of our Pembrokeshire community and the people who come to join our SAW family.
We offer inclusive opportunities for health, fitness and strength training activities which focus on working together, building relationships and improving wellbeing for people from all walks of life, all ages and all abilities.
SAW members become stronger, fitter and heathier; make new friends; feel good, socialise and have improved mental health
Our expertise includes senior citizen health and fitness, disability fitness activities, learning difficulty fitness activities, strength and health development, inclusive practice, wellbeing and social interaction, tackling obesity, multi-generational and family fitness, raising levels of self-esteem.
We place enorous emphasis on wellbeing and the social side of strength and fitness training. Our sessions combat isolation and are in many cases a major part of people's social calendar. Following COVID 19 lockdowns our sessions are proving to be a reason and motivation to bring people out of their homes, encourage them to interact with others again and mobilise them in ways that have been limited under government restrictions. We are a lifeline for some of our groups and we offer inclusion to some of the most 'hard to reach' groups in our communities.
Offering inclusive opportunities and tackling inequality is at the heart of everything we do. Our current timetable offers free, bespoke sessions to those with learning difficulties; dementia sufferers; those with arthritis and other muscular-skeletal problems; we have a group for unpaid carers, over 55's, homeschool families and specific groups for women. We are keen to add more bespoke sessions and engage more of the groups in our community considered 'hard to reach'. With our new larger training space we would be able to increase the capacity of each session by three times the current group size.
We are currently based at Haverfordwest's Riverside while the construction of Pembrokeshire's new Sports Village is completed. We have the opportunity to secure our own designated (and incredible), state of the art, purpose-built, training and competition space within the Sports Village.
This page is part of our ongoing campaign to raise the much needed funds so that we can secure SAW's future and this most perfect place to call our home where we can continue to provide the best of opportunities and support for anyone who wishes to be a part of our inclusive culture.
We have a strong working relationship with a number of partner organisations who have agreed to match the donations you make on this page.
The idea is that people who reach this page GIVE....but we don't just want your money...we want to give something back to you, our supporters.
This Crowdfunder page offers a range of items that YOU can receive in return for your kind financial support....
You can gift us with £10 and have an actual brick in the wall at our new home named after you or someone you know.......or you can gift us with £1000 and receive lifetime membership of the SAW Family. There are other incremental options in between...and don't forget, whatever you give - our funding providers will match!
At SAW Cymru we are ALL about our people, and we are blessed to already have a very loyal and supportive network of friends around us....but we're ambitious and we want to keep growing and offering more opportunities to those around us.
Please give generously...Please help us spread the word about our Crowdfunder Campaign....and if you've got fundraising ideas of your own that could help us reach our target, Please get in touch! We're open to ideas!
Thanks so much for your support....we're so grateful to have you with us....please stay with us and help make this dream a reality!