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Stroke of luck for Birmingham Swimming Club

Added on: 18th October, 2017 by Samantha_10597

Stroke of luck for Birmingham Swimming Club

Last Updated:
Wed, 18 October 2017

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A north Birmingham swimming club that teaches children from the age of three has received a much needed grant from a regional builder.

Perry Beeches SSS Swimming Club, a teaching and competitive club, applied to Persimmon Homes Central Healthy Communities scheme and was successful in receiving a £750 donation.

Under the scheme, a host of regional prizes of £750 are up for grabs each month for the rest of 2017, with amateur sports teams and individuals aged 21 years and under across the region eligible to apply. The money is to be spent on sports kit, equipment, coaching or facilities.

A shortlist of 30 will then be created for a national final to be decided on a public vote, with the winning club or individual receiving £200,000 while two runners-up will each receive £50,000.

Perry Beeches SSS Swimming Club teaches children to swim in a fun and friendly environment, as well as competing across the Midlands in various competitions.

Sarah Higgins from the club said: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to move our swimming lessons for the younger children from the pool we currently use. Although we have managed to find two separate venues to continue these life-saving lessons, neither of the new pools supply floats, swimming aids and learn-to-swim toys.

“This very generous donation from Persimmon Homes will make such a difference to us, enabling us to buy two lots of swimming aids so that we can continue to provide high quality swimming lessons for our children.”

Sarah Read, Senior Sales Manager for Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to be able to help these young swimmers learn skills that will stand them in good stead for life. Our Healthy Communities programme is all about creating a legacy for young people who love sport and the volunteers who help to deliver it.”

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