Winners of the prize draw on 16th Feb - HERE

WE HAVE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!

After 8 weeks, our crowdfunder campaign has closed!  Not only did we smash through our £10K target before the end of December, we also hit our £15K stretch target on the very last day!

In total, we raised £15,116 via the crowdfunder!  

In addition we also have raised over £4,000 in donations paid directly into the club bank account - from local businesses, charitable organisations, corporate sponsorships or from fundraising activities by individual club members.  

A special shout out to Lulu Tonkin for her sponsorship effort which raised over £700, and to Grace Clear and Annaliese Elford who raised over £1000 just before we started the crowdfunder.  Lisa Keeping is also still raising funds for her Penguin Challenge, which she will be continuing until March.

This is an AMAZINGamount that will see the future of the club safely into 2022 - and hopefully to the point where we can run on squad fees alone.

We would like to thank each and every one of you who donated money, pledged for rewards, donated items, or bought Prize Draw tickets.  Every single penny will make a difference.  We have been astounded at the support from members old and new, and the generosity of local businesses, as well as some individuals who gave sizeable donations too.

So many people donated items and services as prizes & rewards - we are so very grateful.  Services donated ranged from tuition, swimming lessons and coaching, fresh bread, gardening, run coaching, a drive in an Aston Martin, and many many more……… 

Here is a roll call of businesses and organisations who donated either money or items - for which we are very grateful (we think we have listed them all - please forgive us if we have missed any!):

ACR Recruitment Solutions

Alex The Barber

Bampton Garden Centre

Beanbag Health

Better Leisure GLL

Bicester Health and Fitness @Bicester Hotel

Blenheim Palace

Body Space Pilates

Breedon Perfumery

C&C Tyres

Cafe Rouge

Certikin (Corporate Sponsor)

Chemistry With Lisa


Costa Coffee

Deluxe Diner

Denshams Butchers

Family First Solicitors (AGM Sponsor)

Fat Lil’s

Humble Bumble Cafe

iProfile Gardening


Jason’s Flowers

Julie Stowe Maths Tutor

Little Ox Brewery Co

Lynwood & Co

Majestic Wine

MD2MD Business Coaching

Minster Paving (Corporate Sponsor)

Mystic Games


Nominet UK


Oxford Bus Museum

Oxford Family Hypnotherapy

Oxford Massage Centre

Pizza Express

Pobi Bakery

RAF Brize Norton


Smart’s Fish and Chips

Sport England

Sovereign Housing

The Edge Eatery

The Entertainer

The Grazing Box

The Shake Shop



Wychwood Brewery

Wetn'Wild Oxford

Witney Freemasons

Witney Rotary Club

Witney Round Table


The Prize Draw will be taking place at the Awards evening on 16th February! Make sure to put this in your diaries!!

Once again, many thanks to everyone who has helped to make this fundraising campaign a huge success!

Chantal & Fundraising Team 




Sponsorship and Fundraising. In order to try and keep annual fee increases as low as possible and to provide development activities for our swimmers and coaches, transport to galas and to stage fun, social events, the Club relies heavily on fundraising and sponsorship.  In the past we have held cake sales/raffles, bag packing and even a swimathon - all of which are great fun, raise the profile of our club and raise much needed funds too!

Sponsorship  Parents who have businesses are invited to promote their business through a sponsored link on the website and noticeboard. We have a selection of packages available  - you can sponsor an event or the club in general - but we are open to offers! Please contact [email protected] for further information about sponsoring W&DSC. 

We also raise funds through:

  • 100 Club (monthly draw)

  • Christmas Penguin Raffle

  • Raffles and cake stalls

  • Initiatives by parents or volunteers

  • Grants for coach development and /or equipment

Here are some of the ways you can help to raise funds for our Club:

The 100 Club raises important funds for our Club along with a chance for you to win more than you put in!  You simply buy one square at just £10 for the whole year, it’s a bargain!  Prizes range from £20 to £5 per month provided we have sufficient members.  If you/your child leaves the Club you will not receive a refund of your 100 Club monies, nor receive any winnings once you've left. To buy tickets please see Liz Bazeley on Fri nights 8-9pm Witney or Sun 5.30-7.30pm Witney or e-mail her here. You need to be in it to win it!

  1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Jan 2020 Peter Maurice-Jones Cheryl Lord Sue Fyfield
Feb 2020 Gillian Reynolds Zoe Duff Sue Spencer
Mar 2020 Beth Lefort Deb Phair Graham Everest
Apr 2020 Russ Howarth Ruth Webster Iwona Opalczewska
May 2020 Clare Edwards Penny Fraser Fiona Harkin
June 2020 Eugenie Aguado Rachel Jones Eleanor Perks
Jul 2020 Pete Mullins David Buckingham Luisa Saldana
Aug 2020 Graham Everist Isaac Perks Amy Crockford
Sep 2020 Helena Stewart Lisa Howe Penny Fraser
Oct 2020 Clare Edwards Jo Archibald Peter Mullins
Nov 2020 Jo Archibald Clare Miller Pete Maurice-Jones
Dec 2020 Helena Stewart Jenny Warriner Sam McIntyre
Jan 2021 Oliver Jackson Hanna Barrett Rachael Walsh-Grant


Easyfundraising – Did you know that  whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for our club?  There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, such as: Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Tesco, Clarks, Currys, Aviva and Sainsbury's to name but a few AND it doesn't cost you a penny extra! 

It's as simple as 1...2...3!!

​1. Head to: Easyfundraising and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. You can add the online sites you visit a lot to the favourites section to make it even easier so you don't have to search for a retailer each time you visit them.


3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to our club at no extra cost to you whatsoever!


There are no catches or hidden charges and Witney & District Swimming Club will be really grateful for your donations.  



The Penguin Christmas Raffle is held just before Christmas and you could win one of several hampers filled with penguin themed goodies!  Please hand raffle donations to committee members/coaches - you'll be amazed how much is out there! 2018 our Penguin Christmas Raffle raised over £700.