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NYCC Covid-19 Restore and Recover Fund
Richmond Dales ASC would like to say thank you to North Yorkshire County Council who last year (2020) awarded our swimming club a £1000.00 grant from their Covid-19 Restore and Recover Fund to help us continue to promote and develop our swimming club.
10K for 10K Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Help Save Club
Richmond Dales Amateur Swimming Club launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2020 with the aim to raise £10,000, which if achieved would be matched funded by Sport England, resulting in a much-needed £20,000 financial boost to the club.
Unfortunately, the COVID 19 pandemic greatly impacted the club’s finances and its ability to operate. The cost of hiring the pool rose by 27%. Additionally, implementing the required COVID-secure protocols, such as socially-distanced swimming, also increased our costs due to additional pool hire and coaching time. Traditional fundraising events were cancelled and the club was unable to organise and deliver swimming competitions, which would typically raise funds for the club.
Businesses across the Yorkshire Dales and the North East generously donated numerous rewards in support of the campaign. 1-hour dog walking, a Gold service boiler package and a Chris Cook mindset course were just some of the rewards offered to supporters. The club also offered a range of corporate sponsorship packages in exchange for donations.
The club actually smashed their original target and raised a whopping £24,025!
Our Chairman, Steve Jones had this to say:
“What a tremendous achievement in achieving our Crowdfunding target. £24,075 is a truly amazing amount to raise, especially in these times of financial uncertainty. Whether you have donated, pledged, sponsored or been involved with working on the Crowdfunding campaign I thank you. Reaching the target epitomises everything that is special with our club, how we all work and come together when the need arises. It is through your pure determination and willingness to fight for the cause that we can now look forward to the club having a future. The reach of the club goes further than just its membership and I would like to give special thanks to others that have played their part in helping us to achieve our goal. The many family members of swimmers, the local businesses, local media, former swimmers and Olympians and friends of the club who have given time and contributed in some way to making our target become a reality”.