Rebuilding our Community Pool
New Zealand has one of the highest drowning rates in the OECD – 90 people drowned last year, the highest in 10 years. Having access to a community pool is vitally important for children and adults to learn to enjoy the water safely and with confidence.
St Albans is experiencing a huge increase in population and requires community amenities to match this growth. With about 50,000 people, we live in the second fastest growing suburb in Christchurch.
We’re building a new community pool for our families, youth and our children in Edgeware in the heart of St Albans. Find out more about the planned pool, the facilities that will be available and progress in making it happen.
We already have $3.3 million thanks to the Christchurch City Council, the Lottery Grants Board and local supporters, enough to get the basic pool and building completed.
The new Edgeware Pool will be a space where the community and families can meet and youth can feel safe. Local schools will use the pool for swimming lessons and there’ll be classes for those who’ve never had the chance to learn to swim.
Community led by a skilled Board and partnerships with our sponsors.
$50,000 will get shovels in the ground
SAPP has now raised 85% of the funds we need to build the new Edgeware Pool!
However, this funding is all tagged for the construction of the pool and our immediate need is for $50,000 required to sign off various legal documents that provide the detailed drawings and costings. We cannot use the construction money for this.
If you support this pool PLEASE DONATE URGENTLY!
Throughout the years we have been holding events to top up our coffers – regular quiz nights at Bailies and market days at Kohinga St Albans Community Centre. We value your support at these events.
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