New Crowdfunder Rewards and some Thank Yous!

Sue Ashworth (Treasurer Role)

Hi all,

I would like to extend a massive thank you to all who attended the quiz on Sunday, and to Quizmaster Pete who worked so hard. The quiz itself raised a fantastic £145 and we hope you all had a great night! Congratulations to our winners the ‘Cheetahs not Cheaters’ (are we sure?). Your trophy will be with you after Tier 4 ends! Thank you as well to all our supporters who were not at the quiz. Every donation that you have given us is getting us closer to our target.

Today was the last day of the !2 Days of Christmas Raffle - massive thanks to Bill for hosting the daily videos and making us all laugh.  We hear he may be retained for another stint in January (contract negotiations pending!!).

We are also so grateful to SportEngland for pledging a massive £10,000 to our club, the maximum possible pledge. We are thankful for their support and belief in our club and our swimmers. Their generous pledge has skyrocketed our total to a brilliant £16,325 as of Tuesday, 22nd December, 6.30pm, and we would not have achieved any of this without all of your supportive donations. BUT it isn’t over yet – in order to secure the £10,000 pledge, we need to make it to our £20,000 target. We are delighted to say that we have added some new incentives to help us towards this total!

As you may know by now, we have added bags, which are perfect for poolside use. These are modelled below by the lovely Lily:

We have also added these wonderful F1 bundles kindly donated by BWT Racing Point team, along with the lone item of a cap signed by Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll!

Other incentives remaining include two treatments with Starr therapies, a voucher for a cut and blow-dry at La Vita Hair Design in Aston Clintion, a digital piece of art of your choosing/design or portrait, a voucher for two home delivered feasts from Native Feasts, two Neil 'Razor' Ruddock West Ham Signed Posters, a book signed by Ant and Dec, and skills sessions with Noel (dates TBC).


There are plenty more to get your hands on, so don’t miss out!

Lastly, a logistical note. As you are probably aware, our club sadly lands within the new tier 4 areas. As a result, we have made the difficult decision not to deliver prizes or incentives personally during this period. We understand that this will be disappointing to many of you who selected these incentives as a gift, and we hope you can empathise with our situation. However, we have decided to offer ‘gift certificates’ instead – a printable document with the incentive purchased shown, so that the recipient has something to open on Christmas day. If you are interested in one of these, please email [email protected] so that I can send you one.

Stay safe and thank you again for all your support. One team, always.


Becca and the Fundraising Committee

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