UPDATE ON POOL: June 2019
Having saved the pool from closure by raising £65,000 to replace the roof, we were also able to raise the extra needed to replace the front doors and obtain a grant to replace the water heating boiler which broke down in September. In total we have raised £80,166.99 up to the end of March 2019 and have spent £76,967.00 so we have brought forward a balance of £3166.99 to go towards the next part of the ongoing maintenance project.
The next priority is to raise the £10,000 needed to replace the pool covers which are now in a poor condition and becoming too heavy for one person to roll back on their own.
What’s next for the pool work?
Volunteers to paint? We are looking for volunteers to help with the painting of the inside of the building in the summer holiday? Could you help with this? Do you work for a DIY company that would donate the materials or at least let us have them at cost price?
2019-2020 Fund Raising for the swimming pool
£925 has been raised by Aqua Academy from a sponsored swim in March.
£1075.64 was raised at the Summer Show in June
£159.00 was raised at Sultan Show
£30.94 from the Small Change/Big Difference – Milk bottle collections. We do this every 2 years and plan to start this collection again in September.
Quiz & Curry Night – Friday 5 July at the Junior School. £10 per ticket includes food and a great quiz. We are looking for teams of 6 but if there aren’t 6 of you come along and join up with others to create a team and make new friends. All proceeds will go to the swimming pool fund.
We try to get out into the community as much as possible to raise awareness of the pool and to raise funds. Coming up we have stalls booked at Bridgemary Carnival on 20 July and the Michelmas Fair on 28 September, Leesland Parkfest on 14 September. We don't make lots of money at these events but it is lovely to be in the community and raising awareness.
FRIENDS OF LEESLAND SWIMMING POOL
We are looking to set up a FOLSP group to support the pool and the fund raising efforts needed to keep it up together. We would like to see representatives of all the stakeholders involved in the pool including staff, governors, parents, hirers, local businesses, St. Mary’s Parish, and anyone else who is interested and willing to be part of such an important facility. We hope to have our first meeting in the autumn term. If you would like to know more please speak to Kate Hedges.