Sharks set to make a splash with cash boost

Lions Swimarathon in St Annes swimming pool.  Fylde sharks team.
Lions Swimarathon in St Annes swimming pool. Fylde sharks team.

A swimming club is in line for a £30,000 funding boost thanks to the hard-working nature of volunteers at the specialist group.

Following an application to Children in Need, Fylde Sharks Disability Swimming Club is one step away from funding that will secure its future for the next three years.

In doing so, it will allow volunteers the chance to spend time developing Funpod Foxes, a multi-sports group where children and adults with disabilities can take part, have fun and get exercise.

Fylde Sharks secretary Helen Jenkins said: “The money is coming from Children In Need. We’ve been assured of around £30,000 for the club.

“We saw Children in Need on television and that’s what started it all.

“Paul Cooper, our fund raiser, answered all the questions to all the criteria and we have been initially accepted for the cash.

“The group has to go on a Children In Need course, where we will present the benefits the swimming club has to children. Then we will hopefully receive the money.

“It has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears, but now it’s just a feeling of relief that we can secure the money.

“It allows me to focus on Funpod Foxes and bringing it up to a similar standard to Fylde Sharks.

“I must thank the support of the committee and especially Paul Cooper.”