Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund new changing facilities
- London's Royal Docks - Open Water Swimming
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Why the Just Giving page?
As you know over the past few years we have had limited facilities for the open water swimmers at LRDOWS. We now have the chance to sort out some of these issues out with changing rooms, maybe also shower and toilets too.
We are investing a large amount of our capital and resources along with some great additional funding from London Dock Authority to improve the facilities for all of us who swim at the Docks.
But we have a great opportunity by spending just a little more to really upgrade this project and add some further facilities (including ...showers .. a loo... ) We are hoping our amazing friends who swim with us could help?
These facilities will be used and enjoyed by our community of swimmers and directly benefit everyone who uses the Docks for their Open Water Swimming.
So for just a few pounds each you can really help improve things and make your experience that little bit nicer when visiting the Docks.
We have chosen to do this via a Just Giving page as they support community projects and it is a convenient way for us all to see how the project fund raising is going.
In addition to getting some great new facilities the biggest 100 donators get entered into a draw to win free swimming for 1. a season, 2. a month and 3. a week, yes you can win free swimming for a season!
What are the plans?
We have already started refurbishing a large pontoon that will form the base of our new facilities.
Our initial plan is to buy two shipping containers and place then at either end of the pontoon, within the containers will be the changing and other facilities.
We have created an inspiration gallery on the website and will be adding images to it as the work progresses. But for now a few images of how a converted container could work.
Thank you in advance and I look forward to seeing you at the Docks soon.
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Aug 15, 2018
Good luck with this. A great venue a great team.Love this place.Trevor
Aug 13, 2018
Good idea, I don't mind the alfresco changing but showers would be really handy.
Aug 12, 2018
Great work! A shower or too would be a major bonus!
Aug 11, 2018
Great idea love swimming here😊
Aug 7, 2018
Much needed facilities. Great place to swim!!
Aug 5, 2018
Great venue for open water swimming in London.
Aug 4, 2018
Swim here during the summer. Great place.
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