Stamford Bridge Community Pool’s £25,000 campaign to pay for vital restoration work

Stamford Bridge Community Pool is embarking on a major fundraising campaign to enable vital work to take place.

Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 10:59 am
Stamford Bridge Community Swimming Pool is leaking and the tiles are breaking.

Built more than 35 years ago, the pool now needs to be re-lined and re-tiled.

The important village facility is leaking while the tiles are breaking and getting stuck in the filtration systems.

The volunteer-run pool is now running a GoFundMe campaign to raise £25,000 so the restoration work can take place and keep the facility running. Eleven donors have already pledge £185.

Owned by Parents and Carers Together and managed by a team of volunteers, the pool relies on donations, grants, fundraising and pool usage to fund the venue – therefore keeping it open for the community.

A spokesman said: “The pool is an important part of our village, providing support to our whole community. Local children use our pool to learn to swim, an essential life skill, and many adults in our community use the facility.

“We’ve been managing to mend the pool with patch fixes for the last few years but that ‘plaster’ only lasts so long.

“The pool is a registered charity and is run by a committee of volunteers and we need your help.

“It costs around £100 per day to keep the pool open so any support we receive from our supporters and community would be greatly appreciated.

“Please donate to ensure our pool can support generations of children to not only learn to swim but to love the water and exercise.”

Visit The GoFundMe link at tinyurl.com/yym7wld4 to support the pool campaign.