The Swimming Pool Action Group
We thought SWAG Had DONE IT!!!
Fundraising had been very successful. Thanks to the people of Biggin Hill, Bromley Council, Biggin Hill Airport for £2000 and a contribution from Biggin Hill Juniors. Which has brought us to £24,000. BUT it has all gone horribly wrong and people have been given their money back!
BUT WAS IT NECESSARY WHEN THERE IS ALREADY A SWIMMING POOL AT BIGGIN HILL
What was SWAG?
SWAG was a local community fundraising group formed to support the development of a community swimming pool in Biggin Hill at Darwin Leisure Centre. We are all residents in Biggin Hill many with children from Charles Darwin School, we have longed for a pool here in the community and there was the chance to make this dream a reality.
People in the community have campaigned many times over a period of 10 years for a pool and now the London Borough of Bromley have promised £250,000 to build the pool and the ongoing running costs. The total cost of the project is estimated at £800,000
SWAG have contacting businesses in the local area and wish to thank all those that have supported them in raising the funds and as a thank you for those who donated to this cause they were going to name every company as a founder sponsor in the reception area of the new pool. Darwin leisure centre has over 60,000 attendees’ per year, which of cause is likely to double with the introduction of a pool, receiving tremendous support from the community.
What your money was going to provide
A indoor 20 metre by 8 metre pool
New changing facilities (including a family changing village)
Spectator viewing area and facilities
Reception area with snack vending
Pool situated next to the existing facilities at Darwin Leisure centre
As well as recreational swimming it will offer:
Mother and toddler sessions
Early morning sessions
Over 50’s sessions
Gym ‘n’ swim