Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group launches a bid to raise £8,000

SDSG have launched a Just Giving page in order to raise funds to help them towards their ongoing running costs.

By Lyndsey Young
Monday, 20th July 2020, 9:34 am
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 9:38 am
Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group
Scarborough Disabled Swimming Group

As with many charities, SDSG have not been able to undertake its usual fundraising activities due to Coronavirus, but have still had ongoing costs to pay relating to insurance, affiliation and staffing.

Unfortunately SDSG did not benefit from the governments £10k Business Rates Grant, and they were also hit hard due to the cancellation of the annual Crown Tavern Charity Walk which they can usually count on for almost 20% of their income.

A member of the charity said "If the charity is unable to secure additional funds, its projects that aim to improve independence, fitness and well being of people with a disability and their carer through swimming, will need to be cut back at a time when its services will be most needed"

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As one of the last sectors to open, the money raised will go towards ensuring the charity can pay its current costs and be ready to support its 200 members when they are able to return to swimming later in the year, which may not be until September/October time.

The charity is also promoting its "Friends of SDSG" donation scheme as it looks for donors who can donate a regular fixed amount to support its ongoing work. To find out more please visit http://www.sdsg.org.uk/#To donate to the Just Giving page please follow this link http://www.sdsg.org.uk/just-giving/4594935291

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