With the winter months drawing in, it has become very apparent that the current pool cover needs to be replaced in order to effectively save heating and energy when the pool is not in use.
The cost of a new cover is around £6,000. Such a hefty one-off expense has caused the Waterside Community Trust to take the decision to appeal to their users and the general public to fundraise for this item as their own surplus funds for this year have already been designated elsewhere on other urgent high priority projects on site.
The Trust have set up a fundraising wall poolside where contributors can fill in a square on the fundraising wall. There are 300 squares on the wall and each square has a set minimum donation of £20 in order to achieve the £6,000 target. Contributors can donate more per square if they wish.
Waterside Community Trust are also providing a commemorative plaque following the fundraiser in order to recognise all the people that have donated.