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Affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association Midland District




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Dear Parents,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Please give a little of your time to read this letter. The swimming club needs your support if it is to continue. There are various ways in which you can do this.


1.                   Support the swimming opportunities at Market Drayton, Cosford and the Wrekin.

We have booked another 10 week session at Cosford (Friday night) and the Wrekin (Sunday night). At the moment the club is loosing money on these sessions and we need more swimmers at both. Itís an excellent swim with an opportunity to swim in a larger pool under superb coaching. Both sessions will be reviewed after the 10 weeks and we hope that we will be able to continue to run this opportunity for the young people. For times, costs, lift sharing and directions speak to Tracey.


2.                   Support fundraising for the club.

The current contract with Shropshire County Council who fund the pool time at the moment is under review. There is a possibility that the club will have to raise independent funding from next March. Two events are already planned.


Christmas Hamper - Yes planning already!!

We will be holding a raffle coming up to Christmas. Please support this by sending your child with a gift for the hamper. For example, chocolates, wine, biscuits, Christmas crackers, puddings. Just keep the gifts coming. Committee members will be happy to collect them on swimming nights.


Snail Racing and Club Presentation Evening

This event will be held on the evening of the 7th January 2006 at the Four Alls. There will be more information nearer the date but please put the date in your diary.


3.                   Support the Committee

Like all small groups and clubs, the club is committee run with a group of volunteers keeping the club going for their children and yours. I have only just joined the committee and in at the deep end trying to take everything in. What I have grasped is that our club needs volunteers. We have a very challenging year ahead and if we all gave a little time and support it would make it a lot easier.


Please support wherever you can. Thank you.







Sarah Plows

On behalf of the Committee of Market Drayton Swimming Club