Char­ity do­na­tion for swim club

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A DIS­ABLED swim­ming club has been given a fund­ing boost thanks to an es­tate agent.

Gas­coigne Hal­man has do­nated a £770 slice of its £25k Com­mu­nity Chal­lenge fund to Poyn­ton Dis­abled Swim Club.

The char­ity pro­vides free swim­ming lessons and swim­ming ac­tiv­i­ties to any­one with a dis­abil­ity.

Based at Poyn­ton Leisure Cen­tre, the club re­quested fund­ing to help pay for the day-to-day run­ning costs of the club.

The group re­lies heav­ily on vol­un­teers, with a qual­i­fied teacher and three life­guards at­tend­ing each ses­sion.

The char­ity serves the dis­abled com­mu­nity in Mac­cles­field, Poyn­ton, Hazel Grove and Stock­port.

Doreen Harper, the c-or­di­na­tor at Poyn­ton Dis­abled Swim Club, said: “We want to thank Gas­coigne Hal­man for this kind do­na­tion.

“The money we’ve re­ceived will help us pay for run­ning costs, which en­ables the group to con­tinue help­ing and sup­port­ing mem­bers.

“The swim­ming club can be a life­line for many peo­ple who feel they don’t have ac­cess to other clubs and ac­tiv­i­ties in their lo­cal area.”

Gas­coigne Hal­man, which has of­fices in the Cheshire, High Peak and south Manch­ester ar­eas, cel­e­brated its 25th an­niver­sary by set­ting up a £25,000 fund to sup­port lo­cal causes.

Their aim was to se­lect char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups that cre­ate a pos­i­tive im­pact on the lo­cal com­mu­nity while pro­vid­ing long term ben­e­fits for the lo­cal area.

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