Star Diving Guildford Covid-19 Crowdfunding

We did it
On 15th March 2021 we successfully raised £6,281 with 104 supporters in 28 days

We are trying to raise money to keep the club operating once we open again after Lockdown 3.0

 New stretch target

We reached £5,000! Thanks so much for making this happen!

We would now like to go even further and raise an additional £1,000 which will allow us to have a buffer and allow for more training for our coaches, more training materials, and subsidize trips to competitions. It will also help us bolster up our finances to make sure we can take on more coaches, classes, and updated equipment.

About Our Club

Star Diving Club Guildford has its roots in the 1970s and is a non-profit diving club providing springboard and platform diving to over 150 children and adults across Surrey, Hampshire, Middlesex, and West Sussex.


We provide training for divers across all levels. We run an extensive learn-to-dive program for child and adult beginners. In addition, we also run a comprehensive pathway program for those with identified talent in our squad teams. Divers compete at County, Regional and National levels.


As a club, we take great pride in our training pathways and the fact we are open to all ages and abilities. Star Diving Club is open and welcoming to all. We will always work towards maximizing the abilities of each individual while providing opportunities for all to succeed in their goals and to build a vibrant, positive, and successful club. 

Many of our divers have been helped and guided by our coaches to get their own qualifications and have now stepped into coaching themselves which is a great continuation of the club.


The impact of COVID-19

Like many other sports clubs, Star Diving Club Guildford has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With not being able to operate for over 6 months since the start of the first lockdown we can now feel the impact on our financials.


Unfortunately, the club has been unable to run a range of fundraisers, events, club championships, holiday camps, and raffles, that usually help support the ongoing running costs of the club. As we are a non-profit club, all income generated goes towards overheads including pool hire, coaching fees, coaching equipment, and maintenance costs. 

The lack of income and increased pool costs due to COVID restrictions mean the club is now seeking financial support to help with its continued operation in 2021 and the long-term future of the club.

What are we fundraising for?

  • Paying for additional pool/dryland and coaching time to ensure everyone can dive in an affordable, fun, safe, and friendly manner.
  • Paying for expenses associated with Covid guidelines at diving
  • Paying our coaching team to ensure our members stay fit, both physically and mentally during any further lockdowns
  • Paying for coach and volunteer training and certificates
  • Maintain, replace and purchase new equipment such as dry boards, mats, PPE, etc.
  • Replenish reserves in case of any further restrictions

Your financial help will ensure that Star Diving Club can survive and can continue to provide opportunities for our members, both current and future, to grow and develop. It will ensure the future of our fantastic club which is integral to the physical and mental wellbeing of so many. All monies raised will go directly to covering the shortfall of income caused by COVID-19


What are we doing during this time and how can you get involved?

As we are an active bunch and can’t sit still we have decided to challenge ourselves to reach this target – we know that the added exercise will keep us fit and strong while at the same time we can keep our community spirit up. 

This is why we will try to walk, run, cycle, or swim 5000km as a team. Every step will count - if this is your daily walk or run, a family hike on the weekend, or your wild swim! Keep making those steps to show that as a community we can reach that goal. We have set up a dedicated Strava Club where you can track your miles. We'll be updating this page and all our social channels weekly to see how far we have come.

Let's do this - together we are strong

Crowdfunder Rewards

Crowdfunder allows us the opportunity to put up some prizes and prize draws for anyone that wishes to donate. This offers a way of rewarding anyone that supports our cause. Please do get in touch if you would like to offer something.  We will happily list all sponsors on our Website and Crowdfunding page providing exposure for your business. Every bit of help is highly appreciated.

Thank you to the following people/companies helping us raise money:

Anna Coates Yoga 

Body Torque Pilates


The Family Health Coach

Maithili Guise Tucker

Nikki Smith, Author

Holly Davies Fitness

Chris Murray - GB Weightlifter 

Carolina's Cakery 

Physio Led Pilates 

Athelite Sports 

Raw Beauty with Claire

Farnham Hearing



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£15 or more

10 Raffle Tickets-Club T-Shirt signed by Tom Daley

Get 10 raffle tickets for £15, that's £5 off the price for buying them individiually! The lucky winner of our raffle will win a personalised club T-Shirt signed by not other than Tom Daley. Raffle will be held once the Crowdfunder has finished.

£1 or more

Raffle! Star Diving Club Squad Backpack

A great way to get your hands on one of our squad backpacks! This backpack could be yours for just £1. Buy as little or as many raffle tickets as you want for the chance to win one of our newest items for the squads. Raffle will be held once this Crowdfunder has finished.

£2 or more

Raffle! Club T-Shirt signed by Tom Daley

Get as many tickets as you like! The lucky winner of our raffle will win a personalised club T-Shirt signed by not other than Tom Daley. Raffle will be held once the Crowdfunder has finished.

£2 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Star Diving Lanyards

Never lose your keys again! If you always wanted to get your hands on one of our super lanyards then this is your chance.

£5 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Star Diving Club Drinking Bottle

Keep hydrated with one of our club drinking bottles and never lose your keys again with our super versatile lanyards

£12 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Club T-Shirt

Get your hands on one of our Star Diving Club T-Shirts

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Meet & Train with GB Weightlifter Chris Murray

Weightlifting helps strengthen and condition you for all sports. Chris offers an exclusive 1-hour technique/conditioning session for weightlifting via zoom/facetime or, once restrictions are lifted you are invited to meet him at his gym in Addlestone and go for a full 1.5-hour session going over technique and fundamentals of weightlifting.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

121 Family Nutrition Coaching

Get a free 1-hour zoom health coaching consultation for a 3-day diet review. Let the Family Health Coach guide you through a healthier diet plan for your family and analyse your eating habits for a healthier, happier lifestyle. To be redeemed by June 30th

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1 x 1:1 Pilates session or 5 x class zoom pass

Kindly donated by Body Torque Pilates. Improve your physical and mental health with Body Torque Pilates. Choose from a 5 class Zoom pass or 1 x 1:1 hour session of Pilates in a private studio once we are allowed to meet again. Jacky has been a level III Pilates instructor for over 15 years and has experience with different levels of abilities and injuries. Knowledge of basic Pilates required for Zoom lessons but not for 1:1 Redeem 30.6.21

£25 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Childen's Initial as a fine art print

Maithili's fine art initial prints are just too gorgeous. She has agreed to part with your letter of choice to brighten up the children's bedroom. Have a look at how gorgeous they are on Single letter prints are – 203 x 203 mm. RRP £35

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed book copy 'All In Her Head' by Nikki Smith

Award-winning author Nikki Smith has kindly signed her bestselling debut novel 'All In Her Head' for us - you're one donation away to get your hands on a copy!

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed book copy 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Award-winning author Nikki Smith has kindly agreed to sign her brand new novel 'Look What You Made Me Do' for us - you're one donation away to get your hands on a copy! This book won't be on bookshelves until April. If you opt for this reward you will get this signed copy once the author has her own copies and is able to sign them by the end of March.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Stretch and Relax class with Holly

Get a 1:1 40 minutes Stretch and Relax class with Holly. Holly is a qualified Level 2 Fitness instructor with a diploma in mindfulness and runs successful stretch and relax classes on zoom. She's also waiting to finalise her diving coach level 1 qualification once lockdown is over. We can't wait to have her on board and love that she'll be running this class for one of you. This needs to be redeemed by June 30, 2021

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sports Bundle

Athelites Sports have kindly donates a super sports bundle for us 3x pairs of comfort socks 1x pair of grip socks 1x boot buddy 3x nutrition X energy sports gels RRP £36

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Body Shop ‘Coconut' Pamper Hamper

Body Shop ‘Coconut' Pamper Hamper The Hamper contains Coconut Body Butter, Shower Cream, Cleansing Hand Gel & Hand Cream. RRP £30 Kindly donated by 'Raw Beauty with Claire'

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

121 Hatha Yoga session with Anna Coates Yoga

Get onto the mat for a yoga session with Anna. Choose from a 5-class zoom pass or 2x 1:1 hour session of yoga. Anna has years of experience as a yoga teacher and will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. No prior knowledge needed - just a mat and yourself! To be redeemed by June 30th.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

5 x zoom Pilates sessions or 7 x Hiit-alates

Pelvicore Physiotherapy have donated a £35 voucher which allows 5 x zoom Pilates sessions or 7 x Hiit-alates session. Must be redeemed by June 1st, 2021

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Online Interior Design Consultation

Got a renovation or decorating project, but are bamboozled by all the choices out there? Fear not, Rebecca can help! WHAT YOU GET: A brief chat using a fun questionnaire to identifying the personality of your home. An online mood board to give you the clarity you need to decorate your space. An accompanying email with a few little style secrets. Value: £235

£30 or more

4 of 4 claimed

121 Diving Session with one of our coaches

Catapult your diving with a 30 minute 121 session with one of our experienced coaches! Once we are back in the pool we will be arranging the classes directly with you.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family Hair Cut (2 adults/2 children)

Get your post lockdown haircut for the whole family! Hair by Debbie has offered a haircut (wet) for all of the family in the comfort of your own home - go on, you will want to have that hair cut once we can see each other again! Redeemable once national COVID rules allow. Usually £75.

£45 or more

2 of 2 claimed

121 Diving Session with Head Coach Kirsty

Get an exclusive 121 30 minute session with Head Coach Kirsty. If you really want to get the maximum out of your diving why not treat yourself to this 121 session! As soon as we can get back in the pool we'll arrange the session with you!

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bumblebee - Her Majesty Fine Art Print

Get your hands on one of Maithili's amazing fine art prints. As the bumblebee represents our club colours we thought this would be a fitting reward. Her Majesty sounds just about right! Framed picture 335x335 (picture size 210x210) RRP £65 Check it out on her website

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Novelty Cake from Carolina Cakery

Do you have a special birthday coming up? Carolina Cakery makes amazing bespoke cakes for any occasion. They have offered to make a cake worth £100 for your next birthday party.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Aeropex wireless Headphones

AEROPEX wireless Headphones kindly donated by Farnham Hearing RRP £149 Aeropex Bluetooth Headphones Two Magnetic Charging Cables Silicone Rubber Case Earplugs

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