Plymouth Leander Swimming Club funding appeal

by Plymouth Leander in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th November 2020 we successfully raised £33,030 with 177 supporters in 28 days

To ensure the future of Plymouth Leander Swimming Club whilst facing the challenge of Covid-19 and the closure of Plymouth Life Centre.

by Plymouth Leander in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Additional funding will help to secure the club's continued use of 50 metre pool facilities until the Plymouth Life Centre re-opens.

We are also aware that many families in our PL community may be struggling financially and so we would like to explore the possibility of setting up a hardship fund to ensure that all swimmers can continue to train through these challenging times.

Another possible use of funds would be to support other projects in our sporting and local community.


Who are we?

Plymouth Leander (PL) are a leading swimming club with over 250 members, our programme ranges from our Hydronauts learn to swim programme starting at 4 years old through to our Performance Elite swimmers who are currently preparing to attempt to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games. We have a dynamic, professional and dedicated team of coaches who are committed to delivering both excellence and inclusion throughout our programme. Our aim is to inspire and motivate all of our swimmers to be the very best they can be, to fulfil their potential and to achieve their goals.

Why are we raising funds?

The Covid-19 pandemic meant that we could not swim for over 4 months which also meant that we had no income from swimming fees for this period of time. Since returning to the pool, we are incurring extra costs to ensure our swimmers’ safety by following all Covid-19 guidance from Swim England and the Government.  

The closure of Plymouth Life Centre has also meant that we have had to source pool time from other providers at a higher cost to our club. We have also lost our access to our only 50m training facility, meaning that we have to travel to a number of new venues all of which cost much more than we have paid previously. At this current time, we are also unable to host swim meets which is a significant source of income relied upon each year to support the growth and development of the club.

With another lockdown imminent, this will inevitably impact the club further. We need financial support to keep the club running.

What will these funds be used for?

The funds that we are able to raise are critical to the long-term development of our whole swimming programme. We are calling on the PL family and greater community to  purchase rewards or simply donate as all funds raised will go towards ensuring we can keep our learn to swim and training programme running for all swimmers. It will also ensure the long-term future and strength for Plymouth Leander. 

Plymouth Leander plays such a big part for all of the members in our community and we want to embrace all of your support on our crowdfunding journey to continue to maintain such an inspirational swimming club.

Rewards and discounted fees offer

You can donate and receive a reward which has been kindly donated by members of our PL community or purchase a raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning a 1 to 1 coaching session with a PL coach.

We are also offering the opportunity for you to pay a years' fees upfront with a 10% discount. If you would like to do this, please contact placcountsteam@plymouthleander.com in order to ensure that you pay the correct amount and your direct debit will be temporarily stopped. Please pay your fees via a donation to this crowdfunding page.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Entry to win a day with the D&C police dog section

1 x raffle ticket entry to win a day out with the Devon and Cornwall police dog section. The winner will be able to interect with the dogs, see how the dogs are trained and the role that they play. This is such a rare opportunity and a real one-off experience for one lucky winner! Kindly donated by Geoff and Kirsti Turner-Moore.

£5 or more

4 of 6 claimed

Golf Range Ball Buckets at Plymouth Golf Centre

Golf Range Ball Buckets at Plymouth Golf Centre. Kindly donated by Simon Hayward.

£5 or more

Entry to win a coaching session with Robin Armayan

1 x raffle ticket entry to be in with a chance of winning one of two 1:1 coaching sessions with Robin Armayan

£5 or more

Entry to win coaching session with Roberto Pavoni

1 x raffle ticket entry to be in with a chance of winning one of two 1:1 coaching sessions with Roberto Pavoni

£5 or more

Entry to win a coaching session with Marcin Paszek

1 x raffle ticket entry to be in with a chance of winning one of two 1:1 coaching sessions with Marcin Paszek

£5 or more

Entry to win a coaching session with Richard Beard

1 x raffle ticket entry to be in with a chance of winning one of two 1:1 coaching sessions with Richard Beard

£5 or more

Entry to win coaching session with Charlie Stevens

1 x raffle ticket entry to be in with a chance of winning one of two 1:1 coaching sessions with Charlie Stevens

£5 or more

Entry to win a coaching session with Chris Lee

1 x raffle ticket entry to be in with a chance of winning one of two 1:1 coaching sessions with Chris Lee

£25 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Life coaching session with Ranya Zaben

1 x sessions of life coaching with Ranya Zaben, a certified life coach for competitive athletes. RRP £50.

£25 or more

4 of 25 claimed

£25 donation

Donate £25 and you will receive a PL water bottle as a thank you.

£150 or more

Sponsorship package for swim meets

A fantastic opportunity to support the club and promote your business by sponsoring a swim meet, when we are able to resume these. Donate £150 to sponsor 1 swim meet (usually £500). Donate £350 to sponsor 3 swim meets (usually £1500). Donate £500 to sponsor 5 swim meets (usually £2500). Includes: full page prominent advert, announcer mentions, poolside banners(to be provided by sponsor), logo on the results screen, website & social media mentions

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Footgolf for family of 4 at Plymouth Golf Centre

Footgolf round for a family of 4 at Plymouth Golf centre. Kindly donated by Simon Hayward.

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

1 x stainless steel frying pan

1 x medium sized stainless steel frying pan

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

1 x non-stick stoneware frying pan

1 x non-stick stoneware large frying pan. RRP £17.99

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Whiskey tasting gift box

Whiskey tasting gift box. For over 18s only.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle of blended Scotch Whiskey

Bottle of blended Scotch Whiskey. For over 18s only.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

TYR Union flag kickboard donated by Laura Stephens

TYR Union flag kickboard kindly donated by Laura Stephens

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bosch Sander

Bosch sander - kindly donated by Neil Tremayne

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Arena Powerfin Pro fins, in Lime green, size 40/41

1 x pair of new Arena Powerfin Pro fins, in Lime green, size 40/41 (UK 6.5/7.5). Kindly donated by Sarah Hamilton. RRP £29.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Golf for 2 - St Mellion Kernow course

Round of Golf for 2 people as St Mellion Kernow Course. Kindly donated by Simon Hayward. RRP £50.

£40 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Golf for 2 at Thurlestone Golf Course.

Round of Golf for 2 People at Thurlestone Golf Course. Kindly donated by Simon Hayward.

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1 x surf lesson at Wavehunters, Polzeath

1 x surf lessons at Polzeath with Wavehunters ( will be part of a group lesson ). https://www.wavehunters.co.uk/surf-lessons-cornwall This reward will come in the form of vouchers so you can book the session for yourself. Kindly donated by Amanda Pennington

£60 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Golf for 2 inc buggy - St Mellion Nicklaus course

Round of Golf for 2 people at St Mellion Nicklaus Course including Buggy. Kindly donated by Simon Hayward.

£72 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A case of 12 mixed bottles of wine

12 mixed bottles of wine kindly donated by Sarah Haywood

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