Our current fundraising goal is the purchase of the Dolphin Semi-Automatic timing system. This system reduces the effort required to run a meet and manage data whilst, most significantly, improving timing accuracy compared to manual stopwatches.
We have had 21 swimmers qualifying for the County Championships this year, up from 11 on 2018, and we are hoping to improve in last year’s amazing achievement of 6 swimmers qualifying for Regionals and 3 for Nationals. The Club was the most improved club in Cheshire in both club competitions and at the County Championships.
We are wanting to build on these significant achievements this year. None of this could be achieved without the tireless support of our Coaches and our swimming families and, as a non-profit organisation, we are completely reliant on fundraising to facilitate capital purchases, such as the new blocks, to improve our children’s swimming experience and support them in reaching their full potential and personal goals in competitive swimming, by achieving times that can be submitted to external galas within the comfort of their own swimming environment.
We are pursuing various grant schemes for contributions towards the Dolphin system but, even if our applications were successful, it would remain a significant period of time before we would be able to raise the full amount required. With this in mind, we are appealing for your support in fundraising – whether it be by hosting an event (coffee morning etc), doing a sponsored “something”, or just a simple donation. We have 165 Club members, so just a little support from the majority will help move us closer to our target.
We understand this is big ask and is not something we intend to do on a regular basis but If you feel you are able to help, and maybe even have a little fun in the process, it would be greatly appreciated.
If you plan an event/sponsored event, please let us know and take photos for our website – your pictures/stories will appear on this page!
An easy way to fundraise for the Club is via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn’t cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to the club. All you do is register (it’s good to click the “Find & Remind” button) and start shopping. Please give it a go and encourage others to do so too – it’s effectively free money to benefit the members of our club! Thank you.
Please register by clicking the link below:
Keep checking back here for our messages of thanks to those of you that are helping us to reach our fundraising goal!.
|Last updated||09 July 2019|
|Sponsorship||Another "top fundraiser" mention for Caiden & Brogan H who also raised over £250!|
|Sponsorship||Well done to Evie N for achieving more than £250 in sponsorship for the Fun Triathlon - Amazing!|
|Donation||Thanks go to Nicola R for a generous donation to the fund, most gratefully received.|
|Second Hand Kit Sale||Quite a few bargains were to be had at our second hand kit sale, again boosting the fund. Another second hand kit sale is planned for the future.|
|Hanover Insolvency||After holding a "dress down" day at work, Suzanne G made a significant contribution to the donations - well done Suzanne|
Old Starting Block
|Thanks to Emily I for her donation in return for one of the old starting blocks - an interesting addition to her bedroom!|
This took place on the 6th July and we had a good number of swimmers taking part. Thanks to all those that came along (both participants and spectators - in the rain!).
We're waiting to hear the final amount raised, but (with fundraising "matching") the cash received to date has taken us up to achieving 56% of our target figure. Thanks to everyone that contributed and special special thanks go to our top fundraisers, Evie N and Caiden & Brogan H - these families raised over £250 each! And a big thanks also goes to Katie H's mum, Sally, who organised the 'sponsored' part of the triathlon.
As this was a ‘fun’ event, no proper times were recorded, but there were some impressive performances in all disciplines and a special mention goes to Michael G who crossed the finish line first.
Don't forget - if you weren't able to take part in the triathlon, but would still like to contribute towards the Dolphin system - you can do this via the "Donate" button on this page.