November 19, 2014
£3,000 boost from Lloyds Bank for Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club

Members of Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club are celebrating after being awarded £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014.

Following votes from members of the public, the club has been awarded a grant from Lloyds to enable it to continue doing positive work in the community.

The club, which is based at Brean Splash, runs a learn to swim programme and a competitive swimming club to enable children learn to swim and continue swimming into adult life.

The Community Fund Award will enable the club to train its young volunteers who have already given hours of their time volunteering and qualify them with teaching and coaching qualifications. It will also help to subsidise new poolside kit for swimmers.

The purchase of the training and equipment will enable the club to keep its monthly swimming fees low and thereby benefit all club swimmers and also make it more accessible to the wider community.

Club Chairperson Sally Plume told "The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will make a huge difference to Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club by enabling us to keep our monthly membership fees low benefiting all our swimmers, we will also have new equipment, newly trained and qualified workforce and a smart new kit for swimmers to be proud to wear and represent the club, this will simply make a difference to the lives of hundreds of young people in Burnham-on-Sea and the surrounding area."

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting which took place between 2nd September and 10th October.


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