Our heartfelt thanks to the organisers and participants of the 2014 Wirksworth Community Quiz. This year, the quiz raised an outstanding £816.33 for the pool.

Help with future plans…

Our biggest aspiration, and challenge, right now is to raise sufficient funds to build an extension to the pool building. We desperately need to provide an internal reception, viewing area, disabled facilities and improve changing options. Planning permission has been granted and we are working tirelessly to submit grants and applications to raise the funds for its build.

We plan to place half the money raised by this year’s quiz in to the pool extension fund and use the balance on pool improvements now.

We value every penny…

Pool Manager Glyn Booth comments: “In 2012 when the pool transferred to a charity, we received financial support to help operate the pool in its first years. This funding ends in 2015 and we must be self-financing for the pool to survive. We rely on the generosity of local organisations and the community to help us continue our efforts to provide a welcoming, accessible and affordable venue for people to swim, to learn to swim and to take part in other water-based activities. This money will help continue our work – thank you.”