Bude Metric Brass update

Friends of Bude Sea Pool would like to thank Bude Metric Brass who raised £1100 for Bude Sea Pool with their event on 25th February at Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton.

Co-op Local Community Fund

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 Metric Brass presents BAND TOGETHER 9

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

Art Auction in aid of Bude Sea Pool

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.




JellyBabes complete channel swim for Bude Sea Pool

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 Nominated for Best UK Coastal Resort 2016

VoteForBude-1Bude 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:


Fat Face ‘Black Friday’ Donation

IMG_0376Bude 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.

Pool friends applauded at Rotary Club

A VISIT from the ‘Friends of Bude Sea Pool’ WEB-Hols-Rotarywas 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.