Charity donation for swim club
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.