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£13,550raised of £20,000 target by 424 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,550 to Save Shoalstone Pool from the damage caused by Storm Emma

    Brixham, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 30th September 2018

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    On the night of 1st March 2018 the combined forces of Storm Emma, the Beast from the East and very high spring tides conspired to wreak havoc on the Devon coast - including Brixham's beloved Shoalstone Pool.

    This seawater lido has been at the heart of the community for over ninety years. It has weathered many storms, but rarely one with as much force as this. The sea battered the pool and its surrounds, tearing up concrete, ripping away railings, and destroying the doors to our storerooms - strewing maintenance supplies and equipment across Torbay.

    The damage is particularly devastating as the pool is entirely run by and for the community, relying on a dedicated team of volunteers to keep it open in the face of vanishing local authority funding.

    Shoalstone Pool CIC will do everything it can over the coming weeks to repair the damage caused and make sure the pool is open as planned for the summer season, but we need your help to make this possible!

    Funds raised will be used to pay for the materials and specialist labour required to support the work of our caretaker and volunteers and make sure the pool is safe to use for the Brixham community and visitors from further afield. Any surplus will be used for general maintenance and improvements to the pool site, furthering our goal to make the pool the best that it can be.

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      Halfway there in just over a week! Thank you for all your support amazing people - and remember, keep sharing!!

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 17, 2018


    • Graham Orbell

      Graham Orbell

      Aug 9, 2018

      Swim on!


    • Joan and Bryan Taylor

      Joan and Bryan Taylor

      Aug 7, 2018

      We were both born in Brixhm and have many wonderful memories of swimming in the pool. Good luck in your endeavours.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 4, 2018

      Tony allowed me to help clean the pool - the high point of my holiday after swimming in it!


    • Victoria Kilpin

      Victoria Kilpin

      Jul 28, 2018

      Had a brilliant time here last week.


    • Judith Anderson

      Judith Anderson

      Jul 25, 2018

      Thank you for your help while we were in Brixham, we enjoyed our visit there.


    • Julie Harrison

      Julie Harrison

      Jul 17, 2018

      Thank you for the link to the Crowdfunding Sophie. Keep up your great work.


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    Sophie Walker-Haworth

    Sophie Walker-Haworth

    Brixham, UK

    Chairperson of Shoalstone Pool CIC

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