The Colchester Phoenix ASC are most grateful to our Supporters and Sponsors for their fantastic generosity and support of the 'Phoenix'. It's people such as your good selves that keep us in 'the swim' and give our membership a sense of well-being and achievement' Thank you all.

Supported by:
Colchester Children's Charity Trust,
Colchester and District Young Farmers


Passmore Weeks & Richardson
and Peyton Tyler Mears.

Sponsored / Partnership with CGN McDonald's ltd.,

Anglian Community Trust

 

 

 

It's always nice to say those two little words.. Thank You.

Thank you to Paul Smith (Millie's Dad) for the very generous donation to the Phoenix. The money that Paul raised for the Phoenix was 'match by 20% by Tesco Charity Trust, bringing the grand total to £354.00p.

Pic shows some of the Phoenix members and staff with a cheque for £236.30p which were the proceeds from
a grand raffle held at the Manningtree 2014 Vehicle Show in aid of the Phoenix. Many thanks to the organising Committee of the show and also to Mike Forman and Chrissy Riddiough for their continued support of the Phoenix.

Maggie receiving a very generous donation of £350.00 from Staff Sergeant Matt Weston of 13 AASR on behalf of the Colchester Phoenix ASC. The donation was raised for the ‘Phoenix’ by the guys and girls of the 13 AASR Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ mess.

New equipment for our learn to swim programme which was brought for us from a donation from the FJG Foundation ... Thank you

Many, Many thanks to the FJG Foundation for their generous donation of £250 in support of us purchasing new equipment for our Learn to Swim programme. Photo shows some of our swimmers with two repersentives of the FJG Foundation

 

 

A big thank you to SSgt MATT WESTON, the ladies and gentlemen from the WO2 and SGTS Mess and the guys and girls of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment (rlc) for their very generous donation of £300.00. to the ‘Phoenix’

The photo shows SSgt Matt Weston, Pte Baker and Pte Ayrey with some of the ‘Phoenix’ Squad swimmers at the Garrison Pool.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE...

.....WHO SUPPORTED OUR 2012 SPONSORED SWIM ON SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2012, EITHER BY SWIMMING, SPONSORING /SUPPORTING, DONATING RAFFLE PRIZES OR HELPING ON THE POOL DECK OR IN THE POOL.

A GRAND TOTAL OF £1,781.50p HAS BEEN COLLECTED IN SPONSORSHIP

THE RAFFLE RAISED £93! (Fantastic)

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

£726.26p: A BIG THANK YOU TO ROBERT AND BILL FROM UPPERCUT BARBERS, LONDON ROAD, STANDWAY, COLCHESTER C03 0NR.

Dear Robert and Bill

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club for the very generous donation of £726.26p which was part of the proceeds from the Christmas raffle that you held in support of The Essex Air Ambulance (a charity very near to my heart) and the ‘Phoenix’.

Your generosity to the ‘Phoenix’ is very humbling and there are no words that can express how grateful we are to you. All I can say is thank you so much!

Your wonderful donation will be used for the sole benefit of our membership.

Once again, thank you so much for your support and kindness.

SURPRISE WINDFALL FOR LOCAL SWIMMING CLUB.

Thanks to the generosity of Tony Longhurst and Joe Martin, the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club had an unexpected windfall of £500!

Tony and Joe both keen golfers who work for Colchester Borough Homes organised a Golfing Tournament Day to raise funds for a local charity.

This year, the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club, which is a local swimming club for people disabilities was nominated by Tony, who’s young nephew Frankie is a member of the ‘Phoenix’.

The golfing day attracted keen golfers and their families from within the work force of Colchester Borough Homes and was supported by many kind hearted local Building Suppliers in the way of raffle prizes and donations.

Maggie Hargraves, Founder Member / Club Secretary of the Colchester Phoenix ASC said. “With the economic clement as it is at the moment, the ‘Phoenix’ is struggling to keep it’s head above water with running costs of the charity increasing each year it’s getting harder and harder to balance the books!” Maggie went on to say. “So having this fantastic windfall and knowing that there are people, such as Tony and Joe out in the local community who believe in disability swimming at the grass roots of our sport is wonderful. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity”.
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For general release
Photo(s): Permission given for release. Photo(s) taken by Colchester Phoenix ASC
Photos show: from left to right. Tony Longhurst (CB Homes), Mike Tyler (Treasurer Colchester Phoenix ASC), Maggie Hargraves (Founder Member/Club Secretary Colchester Phoenix ASC) and Joe Martin (CB Homes).

A big thank you to the Partnership of Passmore, Weeks & Richardson for their generous donation of £400.00p.

The money will enable us now to fund four of our Swimming Teachers on a Personal Development course; The course, ‘Integrating Autistic Children into Swimming Lessons’ will not only further develop the skills of the Swimming Teachers, but will also be beneficial to a lot of our members.

On behalf of the ‘Phoenix’, we would like to say another big thank you to the ‘partnership’ for their continued support of the ‘Phoenix’ and Disability Swimming at ‘grass root’ level – in the local community!

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR THE 'PHOENIX'

A big thank you to the following people for their kind support of the 'Phoenix:

COLCHESTER CHILDREN'S CHARITY made a donation of £500.00p to the 'Phoenix'

SARAH HEARN & TRACEY for organising a Charity Fund Raising Nite. The proceeds from the Charity evening were split 50/50 between the 'Phoenix' and Autism Anglia. Both charities received £92.50p.

PASSMORE WEEKS & RICHARDSON. (28th March 2011)

Dear Kate
It gives me great pleasure to write to you on behalf of the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club to thank the ‘Partnership’ of Passmore Weeks & Richardson for the very generous donation of £400 which were the proceeds from the Partnership’s ‘2010 fund rising initiative - ‘No Sending of Christmas Cards’.

Thank you so much for naming the ‘Phoenix’ as the chosen charity for Christmas 2010!

As mentioned to you briefly last Saturday the money will be used in support of funding another qualified ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher for twelve months or longer if possible! Hopefully you are still in agreement with that?

As you are aware the ‘Phoenix’ is in the process of fund raising in support of funding another Swimming Teacher by doing our own Silent Auction in April. Therefore it is hoped that the proceeds from the ‘Silent Auction and your kind donation will enable us to do that, which I am sure it will.

Once again on behalf of the ‘Phoenix’, I would like to say another big thank you to the ‘partnership’ for their support of us and also for their support of Disability Swimming at ‘grass root’ level.

Without the support from business’s and organisions such as your good selves we could not and would not survive…Thank you so much.


COMRADES LODGE2976 / MRS. COURTNEY. (March 2011)

Dear Paul
I am writing to thank you on behalf of the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club for the generous donation of £150.00. from the Comrades Lodge 2976.

Your very kind donation will be used for the sole benefit of our club members.

Please can you pass on our thanks to all your members for nominating the ' Phoenix ' as one of the Comrades Lodge 2976 chosen charities?

Once again, many, many thanks for your support.


Dear Mrs Courtney (15th March 2011)

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the Colchester Phoenix Amateur Swimming Club for your very generous gift of sixty pounds, which was passed onto me from your Great Niece, Sherri.

After a long discussion with Sherri and of course getting her permission, it was decided that we would like to use your gift to purchase a Silver Cup that would be presented to one of our young swimmers at our next Annual Awards Evening in memory of Sherri’s Dad, ‘Chris North’.

We know that Chris enjoyed swimming himself and that he was also very proud of the fantastic achievements and goals his Grandson Liam had made at competition level. So, by having a presentation Cup made in Chris’s memory would be a wonderful way of encouraging other swimmers to achieve their goals.

On the cup we would like to engrave the wording: ‘The Chris North Achievers Cup’ (In memory of Liam Cooke’s late Grandfather).

We do hope that the above meets with your approval and we would once again like to say a big thank you to you for your generous gift.

Kind regards and best wishes to you...................