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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 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 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. So we still need to raise a further £150,000 and we want to start the project when we close in September 2019![/p][p]Major grants are available and we already submitted some applications and are planning more BUT we will again need to demonstrate that we have the community's support, YOUR support. So we would like to PLEASE challenge you to raise 10% of the remaining target - another £15,000. In 2017 YOU raised nearly £30,000 towards the new toilets, and in 2018, with your help, we also raised over £50,000 and have re-surfaced the approach road/car park.[/p][p]So we know you can help us do this and by 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? Even one in the pool? And watch out for some exciting fundraising events and sponsored challenges that we will be organising...[/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



Jun 18, 2019

Steve Newstead

Throughly enjoyed the Beccles tri! Looking forward to visiting again soon!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2019

Lesley Hunt nee Wisker

I was in Beccles when the pool opened and learned to swim there. Having moved from the area I was so disappointed when it became derelict. Well done everyone for the wonderful refurbishment. We visited last week and had a delightful morning.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 19, 2019


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 28, 2018

Anne Helliwell

We so enjoy coming to the Lido with our family so are happy to help support your fundraising project

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 6, 2018

Zoe Pepper

With Thanks from The Pepper Family.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 5, 2018

Mark C

This is an amazing asset to the local community, one of which I mention to many a holiday maker to the area every year - had the pleasure of meeting some of the staff this year - a truly delightful bunch of people

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2018

Catherine Roberts

Good luck with your fundraising. Really enjoyed using the Lido this Summer and hope it can re-open next year with all the refurbishments completed.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 31, 2018


£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 27, 2018


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Shaun Crowley

Shaun Crowley