Swim Torquay who are based at Plainmoor, Torquay - are celebrating winning a £6,275 NatWest CommunityForce award.
In July this year NatWest launched CommunityForce, a new initiative to help support local charities, organisations and groups to raise publicity for their work and attract volunteers. The programme also provided the opportunity for three groups in each of the bank's 131 CommunityForce areas to win awards of £6,275 each. Organisations and charities applied for awards during the summer and an online public vote took place to decide which three organisations in each area would receive the awards.
Over 5,000 eligible charities and community projects in England and Wales applied to take part in CommunityForce and over 360,000 votes were cast.
CommunityForce, which forms part of the Bank's Customer Charter, offers organisations more than just financial support. By applying for the awards, local charities and projects became part of a local online network giving them greater visibility and the opportunity to attract volunteers from the local area. NatWest staff are also getting involved by volunteering their time and expertise.
These sessions are for those recovering from Strokes and other neurological problems and aid in rehabilitation by helping them to regain flexibility and mobility, as well as enhancing their general fitness levels.
Join Jon Kenn, Claire Hart and Doug Litt, our A.S.A. Qualified Teachers every Thursday from 11.00 - 12.30 pm for one of three 30 minute sessions.
All sessions are tailored to the individual with one on one tuition when required. For more details and to register phone Derek Wyatt on 01803 323400
Through the generosity of the Torbay Council, the Leadbitter Group have restored the pool changing rooms, tiling walls, repainting other areas, and restoring partitons. A replacement pool water filter has been fitted.
The cost of over £9500 has already been raised with donations from the St. Marychurch & District Community Partnership and Traders Association, the Rotary Inner Wheel, The Co-operative Community Fund and the Community Partnership Central Fund, for this and other items.
The management committee, staff and clients of Swim Torquay, wish to thank all who supported this appeal.
The Bag Pack held in December raised £666.60, due to the efforts of the many volunteers who supported the event. Thanks are due to Sainsbury's for their continuing support for the pool.
The most recent coffee morning, organised by Philomena Acton, was held on Monday 17th October and raised £ 266.
The Babbacombe & St. Marychurch Lions Club - Ellacombe Conservative Club - Priory R. C. Primary School, years 3 & 5 - Rosie Jordan's "Open Water Swim" group - the "Aquathon" supporters - and the Oddicombe & Torquay Leander swimming clubs.
To these, and the many individual donors to Swim Torquay, we express our sincere thanks. The high level of support from the local community has made it possible to improve the pool facilities. We also thank the Torbay Council for its support, and, in particular, Cllr Peter Addis for his efforts in fundraising for the pool.