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Final stretch for Backwell SC

Few clubs have faced the 'triple whammy' Backwell SC have had to endure in 2020 - their local pool being unable to reopen after the first lockdown, increasing hire costs, having to train at more distant pools and with reduced swimmer numbers per session as a result of social distancing.

Despite its coaches and swimmers being permanently on the road, and battling to secure pool-time elsewhere, the volunteer-led Club has committed wholeheartedly to a Crowdfunder campaign to enable them to do what is best for their membership's families and their swimmers.

Thanks to North Somerset Council committing to supporting leisure provision across the district at a time when maintaining a good level of physical and mental health is more important than ever for its residents, the go-ahead has been given to install a new boiler and carry out repair work to the roof of Backwell Leisure Centre to enable it to reopen from Spring 2021.

There is more good news as the Club has now surpassed its initial £10000 fundraising objective. As amazing as that result is, a Spring opening at the earliest is still a long way away and the Club has set a new crowdfunding stretch target of £12,500 by 4 December 2020 to

1.  Build up Club reserves to prepare for the likely demands of 2021 arising from the delayed pool reopening and to ensure the long term viability of #TeamBackwell

2.  Pay it forward by donating a third of the extra £2500 stretch goal funds to Portishead Lido (a registered charity) to help ensure they can safely open for the Club  to train there in 2021 helping the wider swimming community. 

So although it has been a challenge just to swim, the Club is asking for and encouraging the community's support to enable its survival and to prepare for better times.

With plenty of great rewards on offer in return for your support, you can help save Team Backwell by making a donation here. Go on, you know you want to.


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