Happy Birthday to the Lottery The Lottery turns 4 years old this month. Over the past four years our members have raised £50558 which is evenly split 50/50 with half the money being paid out in prizes. The other half goes into the fund to keep the pool open. We have awarded £25279 in prizes but £1268.50 has been kindly re-donated back into the fund by some of our winners. We have also had just over £1000 in other donations and would like to thank the local businesses and individuals who have either donated money or prizes for our concert raffles. The Swimathons earned over £2000 and our Concerts have raised over £2000. The activities undertaken by the Friends of Albrighton Swimming Pool Lottery have raised over £55,000 to ensure that the pool stays open and receives the maintenance it requires. Thank you to the community that supported the building of the original pool and continue to support it. Children have learned to swim in the pool for 54 years and we should be grateful to Albrighton Primary School for their commitment to this crucial activity. We also say thanks to the various bodies involved with the pool so that this will continue. These bodies include the Swimming Club, Albrighton Primary School, Albrighton Parish Council, Donington with Boscobel Parish Council and the Civic Society. The Swimming Club make community swimming possible during the summer and need members and volunteers to support this activity. They can be contacted via Facebook or via their website: http://www.albrightonswimming.co.uk/. The Friends of Albrighton Swimming Pool Lottery also acknowledge the work that David Alcock and Roger Rudman did to establish the lottery. The Friends of Albrighton Swimming Pool Lottery currently number six trustees. These are: Ade Thomas, Mike Pitchford, Cath Ratcliffe, Peter Woodman, Sue Mountford and Dave Brady. Where is the Swimming Pool?We get asked this quite a lot so here is a map to help you to find this community resource: Coming Soon – Local HeroesWe will be commemorating people who have supported the pool and will be happy to receive nominations.