Cleveland Pools Trust, with the help of six celebrities, has launched a month-long Crowdfunder to finish restoration on Britain’s oldest lido in Bath for this summer.
The lido, which dates back over 200 years and closed to swimmers for the last 40, has entered the final stages of the onsite construction and the Trust has launched a final fundraising push to secure the finishing touches to this epic project.
The crowdfunder launched today, 18th February and ends at 3pm on 18th March. There is no minimum donation, and anyone who donates to the Crowdfunder will automatically be placed into a prize draw to win once in a lifetime tickets to be some of the first to swim in the newly restored Cleveland Pools.
Volunteers have worked tirelessly to save this historic blue space from dereliction, which will be a triumph for the local community. The pools are not just being restored but they’re also being built to last, using environmentally friendly technologies like a Water Source Heat Pump to heat the pool water.
Kitty Dimbleby, Comms and PR Trustee Cleveland Pools Trust, says: “We are so grateful for the local, and national, enthusiasm for The Pools, so very excited that we can now give everyone a chance to get involved. You can be a part of something amazing – donate to ensure the historic Cleveland Pools reopen and be in with a chance of winning one of the very first swims!”
Olympians Amy Williams, Sharron Davies, and Paralympian Stephanie Millward, actor Kris Marshall, author Jonathan Dimbleby and Sport Pundit David Flatman, have joined together to recite a poem about the Pools, filmed on site.
Find out more on the Cleveland Pools website.