Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Helen Hartstein raised £10 from 1 supporter


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 18/02/2019

raised of £2,000 target by 1 supporter

    Weʼve raised £10 to buy a new boiler for Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool

    Buckfastleigh, UK
    Funded on Monday, 18th February 2019

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool, Victoria Park, was saved from closure by a group of local residents. With help from a Sport England and other generous donors, they were able to refurbish the pool and since 2015 it has been offering a fun, safe place for people of all ages to get fit and enjoy the many benefits of swimming.

    In September, the pool boiler broke down and it will cost £16,000 to buy a new one. The pool manager, Ian, has already raised over £500 and there are some promises of donations from generous local businesses, but there is still a long way to go.

    The plan is to raise the money and install the new boiler before the pool's annual Christmas event - the Tropical Boxing Day Splash. This is one of the biggest events of the year, and important in terms of income generation.

    Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool provides a vital service for the people of Buckfastleigh, particularly young people. It works with the local primary schools so that all local children can learn to swim. It offer vouchers for free swims to disadvantaged families, working with the local food bank, the local church and the GP surgery.

    It costs a lot of money to run and maintain a swimming pool. The good news is that the new boiler will enable the pool to be more energy efficient and resilient. Unfortunately, if the boiler is not fixed, the pool will remain closed.

    Thank you for making a donation - your support will make a real difference.



    Helen Hartstein

    Updates appear here

      1 year ago

      Helen Hartstein started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support

      Page last updated on: 10/22/2018 12.08



      • Anonymous


        Oct 22, 2018

      Great people make things happen

      Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

      Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

      About Crowdfunding
      About the fundraiser
      Helen Hartstein

      Helen Hartstein

      Buckfastleigh, UK

      I am one of the trustees of the Victoria Park, Buckfastleigh charity.

      Report this Page