Get Whitchurch Swimming!

by Whitchurch Community Swimming Pool in Whitchurch, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £16,473

raised so far

+ est. £1808.00 Gift Aid



Support Our Community to reopen the Testbourne School Pool as Whitchurch Community Swimming Pool for public use.

by Whitchurch Community Swimming Pool in Whitchurch, Hampshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 31st July 2023 we'd raised £15,567 with 208 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

To return the Swimming pool to a serviceable condition is expected to cost in the region of £35,000 to £40,000. On top of this the ongoing running costs are expected to be in the region of £30,000 annually.

Who are we?

A group of volunteers has come together and been working tirelessly to reopen the outdoor swimming pool at Testbourne Community School. We now need your help to get to the next stage in the process. We need to raise funds to pay for initial costs to enable the pool to reopen. Please donate what you can to help us reopen the swimming pool for our community.


Community impact

The objective of the Whitchurch Community Swimming Pool is to promote community participation in healthy recreation by the provision and maintenance of a swimming pool for the benefit of the inhabitants of Whitchurch (Hampshire) and the surrounding area and by providing leisure swimming, training facilities, lessons courses and associated facilities for local individuals, schools and organisations.

We want our community to be able to enjoy the pool, just like the wildlife at present.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

The pool has been closed since 2019;  we want to bring it back better than ever! as you can see from the photographs there is a lot of work to do; we need to raise funds to be able to start the project.


The grounds need to be cleared of vegetation and works carried out to make good the pavings and pool capping


The plants needs replacement filters, skimmers, parts, servicing and new filtration medium.


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Lets work together to deliver Whitchurch a Great Community Asset!


How we’ll spend the money raised 

We will spend this initial fundraising money on key areas to enable the reopening to progress including things like-

  • Materials for volunteers to start clearing up the pool and connecting the pools own utilities supplies to make it independent of Testbourne School supplies.
  • Update/renew signage including safety signage which has faded and needs replacement or is non-existent.
  • General maintenance of neglected areas (cut back foliage).
  • Remove rubberised paint from stone coping – this can be repainted.  
  • Replace bubble covers.
  • Replacement skimmer baskets.
  • Purchase of floating line markers.
  • Service of pump, boiler and filters.

How will we keep you updated on progress

We will inform everyone, via our website, as to how we will spend your generous donation. We will also add pictures so you can see what we are achieving and the progress being made. 

How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022, Commonwealth Games

Delivering Our Project will

Bring people together- The swimming pool will embrace and champion the youth, diversity, humanity and pride in Whitchurch by providing a safe environment for people to meet to swim.

Improve health and wellbeing- Inspire, engage and connect communities and athletes providing a local pool for people to realise their full potential and live happier, healthier lives.

Help the region to grow and succeed- Our sustainable growth and development plan will; create opportunities through, investment, jobs and skills and improved wellbeing.

Be a catalyst for change Transform and strengthen the local community, working together to deliver a community resource providing spaces to meet; reducing the need to travel.


How you can play your part

There are six 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. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – 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!

5. Keep up to date. If you haven’t done so yet, please fill our contact form so that we can email you updates and information about events regarding the pool.  

6. Complete our volunteer form. Help out with work to reopen the pool; Pool operations; Plant Operators; Life guards; Membership; Cleaning. Email [email protected] for a form 



This project offered rewards

£8 or more

1hr 15mins dog walk RRP £12

1hr15mins dog walk from Bridget Outridge Usually charged at £12

£10 or more

Bora Bora Reed Diffuser RRP £15

BoraBora Reed Diffuser Handmade in Hampsire Craftshed Candles

£12 or more

Flip Out gift card worth £18.45

Gift card vourcher to use at Flip Out Basingstoke

£18 or more

Romsey Rapids voucher worth £26

Romsey Rapids gift voucher worth £26

£20 or more

Ride on Coaster Hire, RRP £30 per day

Mini ride on coaster hire from The Whitchurch Party Co. Website if further details needed - Free delivery within 5 miles of Whitchurch, small charge thereafter.

£20 or more

One Hour of Kitchen cupboard cleaning

One hour of kitchen cupboard cleaning & organising from Caroline Douglas

£20 or more

Karin Lutring Acrylic Painting 8"x8" (Painting 1)

Karin Lutring Acrylic 8"x8" (Painting 1) Collection from Whitchurch

£30 or more

Karin Lutring Acrylic Painting 12"x9" (Painting 2

Karin Lutring Acrylic Painting 12"x9" (Painting 2) Collection from Whitchurch

£30 or more

Karin Lutring Acrylic Painting 12"x9" (Painting 3

Karin Lutring Acrylic Painting 12"x9" (Painting 3) Collection from Whitchurch

£35 or more

Home made Birthday cake RRP £50

Sarah Castle (of Whitchurch) will make a Birthday Cake worth £50

£35 or more

£50 Voucher to use at G Dowling & Son

G. Dowling and Son Specialist shoe fitter Whitchurch

£55 or more

Softplay, foam mats and ballpit Hire RRP £70 pd

Softplay with foam mats and ballpit hire (usual hire price £70day) From The Whitchurch Party Co. Website if further details needed - Free delivery within 5 miles of Whitchurch, small charge thereafter.

£100 or more

5 cubic yards of waste collection RRP £175

Gary Dennis / Just Clear 5 cubic yards of waste collection – no paint, no rubble, no asbestos, no soil- equivalent of 25 dustbin bags RRP£175

£5 or more

Fulling Mill Honey

Jar of Soft Set Fulling Mill Honey, Whitchurch Honey! 340g Made by Bees from around Whitchurch RRP £6

£5 or more

Jar of Hampshire Honey

A jar of 'Hampshire Honey' from a local beekeeper RRP £7

£7 or more

White company home spray RRP £16

The White Company, Home spray Seychelles 100ml

£8 or more

1 Hour of Ironing in Whitchurch

1 Hour of Ironing in Whitchurch, Help the pool and complete some chores at the same time! RRP £15

£9 or more

Hand made Wooden Pen RRP£15

Handmade in Whitchurch by Terry Handmade Wooden pen from exotic and native species, all wood sourced through EUTR

£10 or more

Mens Hair cut

Mens Haircut from Whitchurch Barbers Small friendly, local business offering mens and boys hair cuts RRP £14

£10 or more

Coffee and cake for Two at Kudos

Coffee and Cake for Two at Kudos, Whitchurch. RRP£15 f

£10 or more

One Hour of Ironing in Whitchurch

One hour of ironing (Collection in Whitchurch) From Caroline Douglas

£15 or more

Blue Rickshaw £20 Voucher

£20 voucher for Blue Rickshaw takeaway, Whitchurch

£15 or more

Visit to Furlock Homes farm, Parent and 2 Children

Visit to Furlock Homes farm for Parent and 2 Children (Weekend morning)

£16 or more

Window Cleaning

Standard window clean (no conservatory included) courtesy of Clean Difference

£18 or more

Two tickets for Finkley Down Farm

Two general entry tickets for Finkley Down Farm. Award Winning Farm & Adventure Park With lots to do inside & out, no matter the weather! RRP £25.90

£20 or more

1 Hour Gardening from Gemma Kelly

1 Hour of Gardening from Gemma Kelly

£20 or more

One hour of general Gardening

One Hour of gardening, basically weed pulling & general garden chores (Withing 5 miles of Whitchurch) From Caroline Douglas

£20 or more

£25 off Blue Ginger food

£25 food voucher for Blueginger Resturant, Whitchurch

£25 or more

Blue Rickshaw £30 Voucher

£30 voucher for Blue Rickshaw takeaway, Whitchurch

£30 or more

£40 Voucher for Hilliers Garden Centre

£40 Voucher to use at Hilliers Garden Centre.

£40 or more

Luxury hair wash & blow dry worth £45

Luxury hair wash & blow dry worth £45 plus free goodies! Courtesy of Jason Cousin Hair Salon Ltd, an up to trend salon based in Andover, able to offer every client a unquie experience.

£45 or more

3 hours of light gardening duties

3 Hours of light gardening duties from Harriet Titcomb

£45 or more

2 hours Tuition (RRP £60) Maths or Physics

2 hours of GCSE or A-Level tuition - Either Maths or Physics From John Rampton

£60 or more

Lounge carpet clean from Aardvark Cleaning Service

Lounge carpet clean (or similar) Courtesy of Aardvark Cleaning Services Ltd a small, family business with years of training and experience we provide the highest levels of customer service to ensure every job is carried out with care and attention to detail.

£60 or more

Photo shoot including 5 edited digital images

Photoshoot courtesy of Sarah Dutton Photography, award-winning professional photographer, experienced in Maternity, Newborn baby and family portraiture and based in Whitchurch, Hampshire, RRP £80

£80 or more

4 hours work

4 hours work Courtesy of Coops' Odd Jobs Worth. Help the pool and get those odd jobs around the house sorted all in one! RRP £100

£100 or more

Bag of coffee beans

200g Whole Beans- Classico Meadium Road Strength 7

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