A project to enhance changing facilities for disabled users at community- owned Narberth Swimming Pool has received a £5,000 boost from South Hook LNG’s Community Fund.
SwimNarberth, the Community Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that took over the running of the Pool in 2014, applied to South Hook LNG for help in purchasing a changing bed and tracking hoist, allowing disabled swimmers and their carers to enjoy the pool, more comfortably.
With a number of regular disabled users, many of whom attend organised classes at the Pool, SwimNarberth is now able to provide safe and comfortable changing facilities.
“SwimNarberth are very grateful to South Hook LNG for enabling them to provide this fantastic facility for disabled people which will be going on the Changing Places web site as soon as it is completed.” commented Sue Rees, Chair of SwimNarberth.
The facilities are also open to the wider community and visitors to Pembrokeshire who, although not wanting to use the Pool, may require changing facilities when they are out-and-about. Information can be found at the Changing Places website (www.changing-places.org).
“Welcoming swimmers from across the county, SwimNarberth is a fantastic community pool,” said Mariam Dalziel, South Hook LNG’s PR Manager. “We’re so pleased to have been able to support the hard work of the volunteers in providing changing equipment that will greatly assist their visitors with disabilities.”
The South Hook LNG Community Fund, in partnership with Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), helps Pembrokeshire communities through financial support. Details of how to apply for funding support can be found on the PAVS website (www.pavs.org.uk).
IMAGE CAPTION: Sue Rees, Steve Howitt, Sally Fitzgerald and Jenny Price of SwimNarberth with Huw Davies, Nicci Martin and Catherine Gardner of South Hook LNG Terminal.