rory congratulates lazonby pool on £5,000 health trust grant

Rory has welcomed news that Lazonby and District Swimming Pool will receive a £5,000 grant from the People’s Health Trust to encourage currently under-represented groups to make better use of the pool’s facilities.

The Lazonby village pool is one of a number of community outdoor pools throughout Eden, alongside pools at Askham, Greystoke, Hunsonby and Shap. The £5,000 grant will help the Lazonby pool to fund improved opportunities to swim, take lessons, play water polo and train to be a ifeguard.  Particular focus will be put on encouraging 12-18 years old and the over 65s to use the pool during the Summer months.

Rory said: “I’m a huge supporter of our community pools, which add to our villages’ many attractions, and this is great news for a well-loved local amenity. At a time when many of our rural communities are struggling to keep local services open, grants like this can provide a lifeline, ensuring these communities remain vibrant and attractive places to live and visit for future generations. Lazonby pool is a fantastic place, and it would be great if this funding allowed it to
attract even more swimmers.”

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