Bude Sea Pool are proud to have been awarded a total of £2,095.37 as part of The Co-op Local Community Fund project.
Bude Sea Pool is one of more than 4,000 causes across the UK who’ve benefitted from the Local Community Fund and are making a difference in their communities.
Friends of Bude Sea Pool would like to thank Bude Co-op for nominating Friends of Bude Sea Pool, and also to all the members who have helped contribute by buying Co-op products.
Bude Sea Pool are proud to announce that they have been awarded the status of Approved Training Centre by The Institute of Swimming.
Seventy musicians from ten brass bands join together for a Brass Band Extravaganza! Saturday 25th February at 7:30pm Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton. In aid of Friends of Bude Sea Pool & Cornwall Air Ambulance
You’ve heard of ‘Homes under the Hammer’ but now it is time for ‘Art under the Hammer’! All in the name of raising money for Bude Sea Pool.
The Art Auction is being held at the Falcon Hotel on Friday November 25th. Viewings from 6pm, first lot at 8pm.
Please come along to show your support,
but also to bag yourself a bargain, or a rare piece of Art, viewing from 6pm.
Early on 10 August, Nik Barnes and Maretta Robinson, half of a 4-person relay team called the JellyBabes, successfully completed the 22-mile Channel swim to raise funds for the Friends of Bude Sea Pool!!
This is such wonderful news as Nik and Maretta have been training in Bude Sea Pool all year round for a number of years and wanted to complete this challenge to give something back and raise money for the Friends of Bude Sea Pool.
If everyone reading this were to give just £1, every penny will go to maintaining and developing Bude Sea Pool. Please support Nik and Maretta’s efforts by giving online here.
Bude has once again been nominated as the UK’s Best Coastal Resort in the very prestigious British Travel Awards, after winning Gold in 2015 and Bronze in 2014.
If everyone who loves Bude takes the time to vote, we have a very real chance of winning Gold once again.
If you love Bude then please vote for us:
Calling all Bude Talent!! Please enter the BigUpBude Talent show on 23 April at Budehaven Community School. For details of how to enter click here.
Tickets for the event are on sale now (£5/£3 concessions) and are available through Seventh Wave Gallery.
Bude Sea Pool was chosen by the local branch of Fat Face to receive a share of their profits from trading over the ‘Black Friday weekend’ at the end of November 2015. So thank you to everyone who shopped in Fat Face during that weekend for your contribution.
A VISIT from the ‘Friends of Bude Sea Pool’ was welcomed at the Holsworthy Rotary Club’s meeting on February 1.
Holsworthy Rotary Club members were delighted to have Fay Hargreaves and chairman Paul Tilzey from Friends of Bude Sea Pool as guests at their meeting to speak about the past, current and future of this iconic structure.
Paul Tilzey described the history of the pool and the work the group had put in to save it from the threat of being demolished in recent years.
In 2011 the friends’ committee took over the organisation and running of the pool, raising funds to meet health and safety regulations, arranging opening times and lifeguard cover for the pool.
Fay Hargreaves emphasised the value to the local community of keeping the pool as a working amenity for local people and visitors during the holiday season.
Last year the pool was used 50,000 times by individuals, some being local regulars and some visitors.
Fundraising and support is important to the friends and much has been provided in cash or in kind by the community — the subscription of £10 per year to become a friend has meant there are friends from all over Britain.
With additional support from Sport England, future development includes a water polo club, a new building providing changing spaces, storage and a community room to enable student groups to leave property safely in the dry while carrying out beach studies.
Fay and Paul were thanked by Rotarian Ray Hockin for their presentation, which was well received and applauded by the members.
Last weeks social evening at The Bank was actually a banquet, the food was fabulous, with a huge selection of all the favourite tapas delights! The food did not stop coming and all were astonished that Justin and his team looked after us all so well!
We are looking to plan another evening along a similar theme but with a quiz too, during February.
If you are interested in this please can you email email@example.com so we can guage the numbers and if its worth doing.