Official pool opening
Yesterday we officially opened the refurbished school pool.
- A fancy new enclosure;
- New changing rooms.
- New steps into the pool.
- A shower and toilet.
- New flooring.
- New paving surround.
- A new boiler and dehumidifiers.
We live by the sea, so this facility is so important for life skills, fitness and just having fun.
Thank you to all the people/organisations that are listed at the end, and everyone how has paid for a tile/swam to raise money. We are eternally grateful.
There are some individuals that deserve a very special thanks.
The WARM WISH GROUP who have raised the most enormous sum of money to provide you with this pool.
- Jane Hushon
- Sarah Cotton
- Gary Dobel
- Sarah Gilbody
- Frankie Hartnell
- Gill Moger-Taylor
- Kirsty Craib
In particular Julie Cotton, who has worked tirelessly with the Warm Wish group to raise the funds.
The Diocese of Exeter– for their guidance and funding.
- Raymond Twohig, Schools Capital Funding Adviser
- Jason Down, Diocesan Schools Surveyor
- Richard Power, Diocesan Schools Surveyor
The School Governors – William, John, Malcolm, Marcus Allen, Vicki Stone.
And last but not least…….Jane Hushon.
Jane is absolutely instrumental in running and supporting this pool. We are one of around only 5 schools in Devon to have a pool. With the Warm Wish funding, and Jane overseeing, we thank them with all our hearts.
The children celebrated the opening with an all-day fun swim!
CONTRIBUTORS TO THE POOL:
- Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club – Nigel and Julie Meredith
- Cllr. Christine Channon (EDDC)
- Normans Family Charitable Trust
- Pennon Group PLC
- Gibbons Family Trust
- Sir John & Lady Amory’s Charitable Trust
- Lions Club of Budleigh
- Budleigh Salterton Town Council
- Temple Methodist Parent, Toddler and Baby Group
- The Fryer Welfare Trust
- Masonic Province of Devonshire
- PCC, St. Peter’s Church
- Rotary Club of Exmouth and District
- Carol Harris
- Budleigh Salterton Conservative Association
- Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant
- Andrew Cotton
- Mr & Mrs White
- Mr. P. Sadeghi & Mrs K. Thomas
- Mr & Mrs Nigel Lindsay-Fynn, Lee Ford, Knowle Village, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7AJ
- The Cotton Family
- Swimtime Coaches – Alain, Jackie, Kathy, Tania and Leo
- Sarah Gillingham
- Ian Crook, Ian Crook Wealth Management Limited,
And everyone who bought a tile to contribute to the fundraising.