Friends Of Helmsley Pool - We Need You!
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool Refurbishment
The refurbishment of Helmsley Pool to celebrate its 50 Birthday in 2019 was partially funded by the European Agricultural for Rural Development LEADER Project, the North York Moors National Park, Ryedale District Council and Helmsley Town Council.
It enabled the re-rendering the Pool tank, re-tiling the Pool, fencing the Pool compound and re-turfing the grassed areas. It also contributed to the plant and filtration units.
For the next phase of the work the changing rooms, domestic offices, and toilets we are currently accepting donations. If the Pool opens in 2021 it is hoped to complete this work over the winter of 2021/2022, subject to funding.
This will entail the refurbishment of the Plant and Filtrations units/rooms. This will be the final phase of the work and is expected to take place in 2022/2023.
Support, financial and otherwise is always gratefully received. You can make a donation on line here. Please tick the box for ‘Gift Aid’ if applicable. Thank You
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Here are some of the areas that we need help in:-
Can you bake a cake? Lidos across the country get much needed revenue from the sale of teas & cakes. We are expanding our catering facilities this year – please support the pool by baking a cake!
Be a ‘Heatwave Helper’ Every so often we get a sustained period of hot weather and the pool can hold up to 100 people. When this happens our team need help in the following areas
- Car Parking (Overflow)
- Queue management and information
- Changing Room Upkeep
- Sale of Refreshments
Aquathlon Marshall – For the first 3 Tuesdays in August we run our ‘Swim & Run’ race series. We always need plenty of help marshalling the run route and counting the swimmers’ lengths. Volunteer and a child / friend can race for free!
Volunteer Lifeguards – Our staff are mainly University Students returning home for the summer holidays to work at the pool. This is one of the reasons we have to close at the beginning of September as they prepare to return to their studies. The weather in Helmsley is usually very good in September and we have lots of visitors. We would like to extend our opening into September so let us know if you would like to be a volunteer lifeguard and we will run a training course at the pool at the beginning of the season.
Got an idea for an event? Events are a great way of introducing people to the pool and for generating funds, so whether it’s aqua tai chi to water volleyball or a fundraiser – let’s do it.
Securing Funding – Whilst the pool is sustainable in terms of day to day costs – we need to secure some grants to help us with the major projects