Revitalizing Wingham Memorial Pool: A Call to Action

Revitalizing Wingham Memorial Pool: A Call to Action

Raised

$5,605.59

Goal

$20,000.00

Introduction:

The Wingham Swimming Pool, a cherished community asset since 1968, is in dire need of repairs and revitalization. Over the years, it has served as a hub for recreation, fitness, and community bonding. However, with its aging infrastructure and dwindling programs, urgent action is required to restore its vitality and ensure its continued service to the community.


Current Situation:

The Wingham Swimming Pool, once a bustling center for aquatic activities and programs, now faces several challenges:


1. Aging Infrastructure: The pool’s facilities are showing signs of wear and require urgent repairs to meet current safety and quality standards.

2. Declining Programs: There is a noticeable lack of programs such as learn-to-swim sessions and coaching, leading to a decline in both swimming club membership and general patronage.

3. Growing Need for Swimming Education: Despite the importance of swimming skills, an increasing number of children in the community are unable to swim, posing a risk to their safety and well-being.


Proposed Solution:

To address these challenges and revitalize the Wingham Swimming Pool, the Wingham Swimming Club and the Friends of Wingham Pool are proposing a comprehensive plan:


1. Expression of Interest: We intend to submit an expression of interest to the MidCoast Council for the operation and management of the pool starting from the 2024/25 swimming season.

2. Community-Driven Approach: Our plan involves a combination of dedicated volunteers and paid staff to ensure the efficient operation of the pool and the delivery of high-quality aquatic programs.

3. Focus on Quality and Affordability: Our aim is to provide accessible aquatic programs for the community at a reasonable cost, including learn-to-swim sessions, coaching, and other recreational activities.

4. Long-Term Sustainability: All funds raised will be directed towards much-needed repairs, equipment upgrades, and future enhancements of the Wingham Pool. In the event that the contract to operate the pool is not secured, funds will still be utilized for future facility upgrades.


Call to Action:

We are reaching out to the community for support in our endeavor to revitalize the Wingham Swimming Pool. Your donations, no matter how small, will make a significant impact:


• All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.

• Every contribution will directly contribute to improving the facilities and programs offered at the Wingham Pool.

• Together, we can ensure that future generations have access to a safe, vibrant, and inclusive aquatic facility.


Conclusion:

The Wingham Swimming Pool has been a cornerstone of our community for over five decades. With your support, we can ensure that it continues to serve as a valuable resource for recreation, fitness, and skill development for years to come. Let’s join hands to revitalize the Wingham Pool and create a healthier, safer, and more vibrant community for all. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to our shared vision.

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Raised

$5,605.59

Goal

$20,000.00

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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs