Tokyo Challenge

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th May 2021 at 4:40pm

My club has been unable to run its own swimming galas so we hope to raise more money by using crowdfunding.

My club has been unable to run its own swimming galas during COVID.  The funds we raise from our galas are a significant part of our overall income and help us pay for our pool hire and coaching. 

We are raising funds to replace this lost income and ourtarget is to raise £16,000, the same amount that we raised from our galas in 2019.  Sport England will contribute 30% of our target, as long as we raise the rest ourselves.  

The additional funds will enable the club pay for a significant increase our water time so we can train at a level which enables us to compete successfully.  This is really important to me, and to other swimmers at the club, so we can achieve our swimming goals.

What is the Tokyo challenge?

During the Easter holidays, swimmers from the club, including me, will be clocking up lots of miles by walking, running, cycling and swimming.  We will also earn miles by doing 75 press ups, 75 continuous burpees and maintaining a plank position for 3 minutes. The challenge is that together we will travel the 5,766 mile distance from Gateshead to Tokyo, the venue for this year’s Olympics.

What are my personal targets for the Tokyo challenge?

I want to achieve a distance of xx miles during the easter holidays, and raise £yy for the club through donations made by supporters to my page.

How you can help me raise funds for the club

Please help me to reach my target of £yy, by making a donation to my crowdfunding page.  Your donations will count towards the overall target, and for every £1donated, Sport England will be contributing another 43 pence. 

You can also help by buying one of the great rewards we have on offer on the main GAW crowdfunding page, which are often at discounted prices. Many of our rewards relate to swimming, but there are plenty which will interest people who are not involved in swimming.

Here is the link to the main GAW crowdfunding page:

Gateshead & Whickham swim club COVID impact fund - a Sports crowdfunding project in Whickham by Matthew Grant (crowdfunder.co.uk)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Boys / mens Maru briefs, 34 inch waist from NESS

Boys / Mens Maru briefs, 34 inch waist, red white and blue stars on a dark blue background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images." Normal RRP of £10, kindly donated by a local business, NESS Swimwear, REDUCED from £5 to £3

£4 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Club mascot crochet animals

We have five team mascot animals, crocheted by one of our swimmer's grand parents, in swimming club colours, 50 cm in height, REDUCED from £6 to £4 each, normal selling price of £15

£6 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Girls Maru swimsuit size 28 from NESS swimwear

Girl's Maru swimsuit size 28, blue, red and purple star shapes on a black background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images". Normal RRP of £20, kindly donated by a local business, Ness Swimwear. REDUCED from £10 to £6

£6 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Girls Maru swimsuit size 32 from NESS swimwear

Girl's Maru swimsuit size 32, multi coloured flowers on an orange background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images." Normal RRP of £20, kindly donated by a local business, NESS Swimwear, REDUCED from £10 to £6

£6 or more

Girls Maru swimsuit size 24 from NESS swimwear

Girl's Maru swimsuit size 24, multi coloured flowers on an orange background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images." Normal RRP of £20, kindly donated by a local business, NESS Swimwear, REDUCED from £10 to £6

£7 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Amanzi boys jammers

Size 28, tropical trees design in mainly blue and some pink, already worn but good condition, normal RRP of £15. Kindly donated by one of our parents who is a squad rep.

£7 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Speedo endurance plus girls swimsuit

2 swimsuits available, both in size 28 for 10 years of age, one in medium blue, the other in pink, both already worn but good condition, normal RRP of £14. Kindly donated by one of our parents who is a squad rep.

£8 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Girls Finals swimsuit size 28 from NESS swimwear

Girl's Finals Funnies swimsuit size 28, Heart me foil, flutterback girls swimsuit, blue heart shapes on a purple background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images." Normal RRP of £29, kindly donated by a local business, NESS Swimwear, REDUCED from £14 to £8

£8 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Girls Funkita swimsuit size 10 from NESS swimwear

Girl's Funkita Pretty Fly swimsuit size 10, blue, red butterflies on a tropical leaves background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images." Normal RRP of £29.99, kindly donated by a local business, NESS Swimwear, REDUCED from £14 to £8

£10 or more

3 of 48 claimed

Introduction to water polo

A one-hour water polo coaching session will be offered to all eight junior squads, so swimmers can find out about the game and learn some water polo skills. Each session is for up to six swimmers, taking place place in the two small pools at Elswick between 1730 and 1830 on Sundays. They will be delivered by our head coach and our club treasurer (ex water polo player). The sessions will start once water polo COVID restrictions have been lifted.

£10 or more

23 of 80 claimed

Family fun day

The club will hold an open air fun day in the summer for all swimmers and parents to participate in, which will involve multiple fun activities, for which the club is charging an entry fee of £10 per family. This event will take place once the COVID restrictions have been sufficiently relaxed to allow an outdoor gathering of up to 80 families. The fun day will be organised and ran by a committee sub group. Book your place by buying this reward.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fly red sandals

Red leather, open toe sandals made by Fly with high ankle strap, size 37 cost £50, never used. FURTHER REDUCED from £20 to £10. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Labradorite ring with silver band

Labradorite triangular stone, with a sterling silver band, size L/M, cost £25, REDUCED from £15 to £10. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Funky trunks boys jammers

Size 22, paint splash design in pink, yellow, orange and blue, already worn but good condition, normal RRP of £20. Kindly donated by one of our parents who is a squad rep.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Funkita girls swimsuit

Size 8, in light green, yellow and black triangle design, already worn but good condition, normal RRP of £20. Kindly donated by one of our parents who is a squad rep.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Adults cycling shorts and crop top

Decote lounge wear - adult crop and cycling shorts set RRP £38, available in adult sizes between xs ( 6) and xl ( 14-16). FURTHER REDUCED from £20 to £10. Kindly donated by a local business, Decote Lounge Wear.

£12 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two pairs of silver earrings

Four different studs in sterling silver. Earring shapes are circle, open circle, triangle and bar. REDUCED from £20 to £12. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Depeche large black leather handbag

Large, black leather, Depeche handbag with several pockets and detachable long strap, rarely used, cost £75. REDUCED from £25 to £15. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£25 or more

39 of 48 claimed

GAW dolphins Learn To Swim (LTS) at Elswick pool

The GAW Learn To Swim programme will be on Sundays from 1500 to 1700 at Elswick. Four half hour lessons will take place in the shallow pool for two of the groups and the other four groups will have lessons in the deep pool and in one lane of the main pool. Six places are available for each group. We will assess swimmers on April 25th to allocate them to the groups, after which the first month's fee needs be paid as a donation to Crowdfunding.

£30 or more

10 of 12 claimed

1 to 3 junior coaching sessions with Ross Bradley

Each session will be for a small group of up to three junior swimmers, who will together receive two x 1 hour coaching sessions from Ross. There will be four stroke specific group sessions, covering butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Swimmers will receive individual stroke analysis and feedback on how to improve their stroke.

£3 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Pool passes for public swimming at Elswick pool

Ten pool passes are available for public swimming sessions at Elswick pool. These can be purchased individually at £3 each, compared to the normal price of £4. The reward will be available once restrictions are lifted, which is currently expected to be on April 12th. Kindly donated by a local business, Elswick Community pool.

£3 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Boys Speedo Star Wars swimshorts 8 years from NESS

Boys Speedo Star Wars swimshorts 8 years / size 28 white Darth Vader Star Wars design on black background. See photo on the GAW website at the bottom of the home page by clicking on "catalogue of item images". Normal RRP of £10, kindly donated by a local business, NESS Swimwear, REDUCED from £5 to £3

£4 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Family selection number 1 of 3 Easter eggs

Each family selection contains 3 Easter eggs comprising a Kit Kat chunky large (260g), a Cadbury's mini egg small and a Maltesers small, total recommended retail price for all three eggs of £5. Kindly donated by one of our swimmer's parents

£4 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Family selection number 2 of 3 Easter eggs

Each family selection contains 3 easter eggs, comprising a Cadbury's creme egg large (233g), a smarties small and a milky bar small, total recommended retail price for all three eggs of £5. Kindly donated by one of our swimmer's parents

£5 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Family pool passes at Elswick pool

10 family pool passes to use Elswick pool during public sessions for up to four people. Family groups can comprise two adults and two children or 1 adult and three children. Normal price for a family pool pass is £10. Kindly donated by a local business, Elswick Community pool.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 kg jar of Relish hot chocolate powder

1kg jar of Relish Hot Chocolate Powder, normal price of £9, Kindly donated by a local business, Relish Coffee Company

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 voucher to spend at Popolo Ceramico

£15 voucher to spend at Popolo Ceramico, who specialise in capturing baby's and children's hands and footprints in paint, clay and plaster. They also offer paw prints and have a range of personalised gifts on their website. They also offer paint your own pottery which is currently click and collect. Their web site is https://www.popoloceramico.co.uk/. REDUCED from £8 to £5

£6 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Four boxes of six large cup cakes

4 boxes of six large cup cakes, which are available in vanilla, chocolate and lemon flavours with butter cream and decoration. You can choose the flavour and decoration so you can mix and match. Normal price of £8. Kindly donated by a local business, Cupcakes and Dreams, on Facebook and Instagram Cupcakes_and_dreams_

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Childs cycling shorts and crop top

Decote lounge wear - child crop top and cycling shorts set RRP £32, available in any child size from age 5-6 to 12-13. FURTHER REDUCED from £15 to £10. Kindly donated by a local business, Decote Lounge Wear.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Coffee cafetiere and Relish home blend coffee

Medium Cafetiere plus 250g Relish Home Blend Coffee RRP £12.50 and £5.95. Kindly donated by a local business, Relish Coffee Company on Marine Parade, Whitley Bay

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

House of Scent Gift box

House of Scent gift box which includes Scent N Vac (carpet freshner ), 2 Sizzlers (wax alternative ), 1 Soy Wax Melt, Soap filled Sponge, Chiil Pill (mini bath bomb ), Room spray. Scent is inspired by YSL Black Opium. Normal selling price is £20. Kindly donated by local business House of Scent by A&J

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Black leather bum bag

Black leather bum bag from Marks and Spencers, cost £35, REDUCED from £20 to £12, not used. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

10 coffees at Relish Coffee, Whitley Bay

Coffee card to buy ten coffees at Relish Coffee, Marine Parade, Whitley Bay. Normal price of £25. Kindly donated by a local business, Relish Coffee Company

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Haig whisky

Haig whisky 1 litre, recommended retail price £35. Kindly donated by one of our parents who is a committee member.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Malt whisky

12 year old Bowmore malt whiskey 70cl, recommended retail price of £40. Kindly donated by one of our parents who is a committee member.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pair of silver earrings

Circular, patterned studs in hallmarked silver. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Half set of second hand Donnay golf clubs

2 Donnay metal woods - driver and 3 wood; 4 Donnay irons - 5, 7, 9 and pitching wedge, plus a Dunlop 3 iron; 1 Donnay putter Pin bag Kindly donated by one of our committee members.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Initial consultation at Newcastle Physiotherapy

This reward is a 45 minute initial consultation with an experienced, fully qualified physio at Newcastle Physiotherapy, including a full investigation of your physical problem, followed by initial treatment and a recommendation for further treatment and exercises if required. The normal price is £60. The practise specialises in swimming injury prevention and performance enhancement screening. Kindly donated by a local business in Gosforth.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Silver necklace with rose shaped pendant

Necklace with a medium thickness chain and a large rose shaped pendant in sterling silver. Kindly donated by a relative of one of our committee members.

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Four ball golf voucher at Ramside Hall golf course

Four ball golf voucher at Ramside Hall golf course. Normal price for a four ball in the summer is £200. Kindly donated by a local business, HQBS Energy.

£99 or more

2 of 2 claimed

6 wk fitness programme with Spark Health & Fitness

Spark Health & Fitness is a gym in Low Fell, already providing fitness and S&C training for GAW swimmers by Zoom. Spark is offering two places for £99 each (normally £154) on their semi private (small group) 6 week training programme, with 3 one hour weekday sessions each week. Choose your level, from First Steps to Fitness, Get Fitter or Power Project, and your timeslot (6am-9am and 5pm-9pm). Start now by zoom or when COVID restrictions end.

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

121 swim coaching with head coach Paul Armstrong

121 coaching sessions will be available for five swimmers. Each person will have two 1 hour sessions with Paul. The coaching will include agreeing pre-session goals, session 1 stroke assessment and video analysis, Session 2 progression and improvement, written (email) feedback on stroke improvement.

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