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Beccles Lido New Liner

1 team member

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Many thanks for visiting our page.[/p][p]For more information on our project please visit www.beccleslido.com & watch our video "Securing Beccles Lido's Future" at www.youtube.com/beccleslido.[/p][p]The outdoor swimming pool in Beccles was built in 1959 and closed by Waveney District Council in 2008. The community rallied, formed a charity Beccles Lido Limited, and acquired the pool and created and now manage Beccles Lido.[/p][p]When we took over, the pool structures were in a terrible state and with the help of a grant we lined them - this insulated us from the crumbling structure and held the heat in. However, after nearly 10 years the liners have reached end-of-life; and other parts of the pool are in desperate need of repair or improvement - we need to get rid of the redundant scum drains and we need new handrails and ladders.[/p][p]The toddler pools were increasingly problematic and closed on many occasions in 2017. So in time for 2018 season we repaired, re-furbished and re-lined the toddler pools - we hope you agree they now look fantastic! This was expensive and largely funded from our own reserves. [/p][p]For 2020 season we need to repair, re-furbish and re-line the main pool and for this we will need your help again please. In 2018 we kicked off a fundraising campaign and we challenged you to raise the first £15,000 and you did it! You raised £15,165.85 :)[/p][p]We already secured some significant grants and have some reserves of our own BUT the hot summer last year and the resulting water quality, with all the sun cream, means we now realise we also need to upgrade the drainage system and install a modern skimmer system; and the liner is end-of, so we have started the project! [/p][p]But we still need to raise more than £75,000 to finish the project with a brand new liner! and we need to do it as soon as possible if we are to be finished in time to open 23 May 2020![/p][p]We are planning more grant applications BUT we need to demonstrate that we have the community's support, YOUR support. So we challenged you to raise another £15,000 in 2019 - or £30,000 in total. In 2017 YOU raised nearly £30,000 towards the new toilets, and you have already raised 90% of our target for the main pool! So please, please PLEASE - one last push![/p][p]We know you can do it! and next season not only will we have the fantastic new toilets that you helped us raise over £100,000 for in 2017, but we will also have 3 awesome, refurbished and re-lined new pools - and we will be set fair for ANOTHER 10 YEARS OF WATERTASTIC LIDO FUN !!! [/p][p]Please donate whatever you can, large or small, as we know this will quickly mount up. Or why not hold a fundraising event? Or set yourself a sponsored challenge? [/p][p]If you are in a position to make a more significant donation, or would like to offer the services of your company to help with the works, then please contact us directly on 01502 714911 or email us at info@beccleslido.com.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can make a donation which will be quickly processed and passed to the Beccles Lido charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on our behalf if you are eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Jan 2020



Jan 6, 2020


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 5, 2020

Helen E

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 5, 2020


Looking forward to swimming at the Lido again this summer

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 5, 2020

Big Ian

Our Jewel in the Crown of Beccles

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 5, 2020

SBS Debbie x

Come on peeps!! Every £1 makes a difference!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Dec 28, 2019

Hannah Freeman

Instead of buying Christmas cards this year, we have chosen to donate to the Lido, a place where we love to spend time together in sunnier months.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 21, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 20, 2019


Very happy to support a fantastic ,volunteer managed, community asset. Many thanks.

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Dec 6, 2019


Instead of sending Xmas cards I am making a donation to a local charity - and what more deserving local charity than Beccles Lido? I've also bought some Beccles Lido Xmas Cards for close family


Shaun Crowley

Shaun Crowley