Ropley Primary School Swimming Pool Fund Raising Events

Following a huge campaign to raise money to replace the swimming pool liner at Ropley Primary School, The Swimming Pool Committee are delighted to announce that work has commenced on the refurbishment of the beloved pool at Ropley Primary School.

Success for the School Swimmers!!!

Following a huge campaign to raise money to replace the swimming pool liner at Ropley Primary School, The Swimming Pool Committee are delighted to announce that work has commenced on the refurbishment of the beloved pool at Ropley Primary School.

Committee members worked hard on an application form for a grant which was submitted at the end of last year, and following its examination by RDPE (Rural Development Programme – Europe) & SEEDA (South East England Development Agency), Ropley School Pool was considered as a worthy cause. The fund was awarded up �14860.00, based on committed works of almost �30,000.

Following this success the committee have been able to add the grant to the astounding sum of over  �13,000 that the local families, businesses and residents have helped raise over a very short period of time, and organise the replacement of the liner and general surrounds with new seating, pipe work and the all important heat exchange unit. 

Thanks to the support of the community, parents and children, the school will again be able to offer free swimming lessons to all Ropley School pupils and to children of schools in our area who are not so fortunate to have access to swimming facilities.

However, following removal of the liner, unexpected damage was found to the pool walls and it is expected that there will now be a shortfall in funding. Fund raising will therefore continue in earnest to cover this shortfall and enable the installation of a toilet block. This is essential to meet the terms stated in the grant, so that the pool can be used by the wider community.

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Recent events include a ‘Bollywood’ Ladies’ Night, which was held at Shapla in Alresford and a mother’s Day Fayre which was held in the school hall in early March.

Up and coming fund-raising events 

Horse Show

The next event will be a fantastic Horse Show and Gymkhana which will take place on Saturday 1st May, at the Hampshire Hunt, Petersfield Road, Ropley, Near Alresford. 

The first ring opens at 9.00am, entries start from as little as �1.50

Come along for a great day out for all the family, Circus Skills, Cooking demonstrations and a Novelty Dog show starting at 12.00pm. 

Email rwalker@guildford.ac.uk for a schedule or for further details see www.ridingdiary.co.uk  

Spring Ball

The Ropley Primary School Swimming Pool Spring Ball will be held on Friday 14th May, at the brand new flagship Holiday Inn in Winchester.

Tickets for the ball are now on sale at �45 per person. Contact Rachel on 07961 969600 for a booking form. 

Tickets include a welcome drink on the terrace (weather permitting), a 3 course dinner, a glass of wine, a magician, dancing, spot prizes, and a stunning auction.  Prizes pledged so far include two weeks holiday in 4 bedroom house in Florida, a week in a stunning villa in Grenada (travel not included for the holidays), Fabulous large Weber gas BBQ, a signed Southampton FC pennant and a framed signed Portsmouth FC shirt.

Tickets are limited so please, don’t wait to purchase yours! We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact  ourpoolfund@googlemail.com for more information.

The Swimming Pool Committee would like to extend their thanks to all those who have supported the pool and all the events so far and we hope this will continue towards our next goal of installing amenities as soon as possible.