Local estate agent, Gascoigne Halman has donated a £770 slice of their £25k Community Challenge fund to the Disabled Swimming Club, based in Poynton.
The Poynton Disabled Swim Club provides free swimming lessons and swimming activities to anyone with a disability. The charity, who are based at Poynton Leisure Centre, requested funding to help pay for the day to day running costs of the club. The group relies heavily on volunteers, with a qualified teacher and three life guards attending each session. The charity serves the disabled community in Macclesfield, Poynton, and even surrounding areas such as Hazel Grove and Stockport.
Doreen Harper the coordinator at the Poynton Disabled Swim Club said, “We want to thank Gascoigne Halman for this kind donation, the money we’ve received will help us pay for running costs, which enables the group to continue helping and supporting members. The swimming club can be a lifeline for many people who feel they don’t have access to other clubs and activities in their local area.”
Gascoigne Halman celebrated their 25th anniversary by setting up a £25,000 fund to support local causes. Their aim was to select charities and community groups that create a positive impact on the local community whilst providing long term benefits for the local area.