2015 Trustees Annual Report (extract)

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2014 Trustees Annual Report (extract)

 REVIEW OF PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENTS                                                                                                             2014 was another successful year for the Friends as our fundraising activities continued. Volunteer numbers were maintained as we were able to recruit new members to replace those who retired after giving years of good service.
Due to the healthy state of our finances, we were able to respond to all requests for assistance from the Pool management team.                                                                                                                                                        *Waste paper/cardboard recycling.
In 2014, a total of 333 tonnes of waste was collected at the skips, continuing the upward trend as seen over the last four years. Although Craven District Council are still operating their ‘blue-bag’ monthly collection, we still require additional volunteers to cope with the increasing amount of paper/cardboard that is now being brought to the skips. Efforts continue to be made to recruit new volunteers through the local media etc.                                    Economic conditions affecting global markets for waste paper were stable during 2014. The payments from Rishton Waste Paper continued at £30.00-£50.00 per tonne. North Yorkshire County Council recycling credits continue to be claimed at 6 monthly intervals, from March-September-March, thus meaning that payments received were 3 months out of line with  our accounting period.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             * 200 Club

 All 200 tickets were sold at £20 each for the 2014 draws. 10 monthly draws took place giving prizes totalling £100 per month. A Christmas Draw was also held which saw prizes totalling £1000 being presented. The £2000 balance    from ticket sales was deposited into the Friends funds.                                                                                 * Donations   

We are grateful for the continued generosity of the local community, businesses and charities who have provided both financial and material support throughout the year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           * Major Grants

In line with our objectives, the ‘Friends’ made the following major grants (figures quoted are approximate; specific figures are quoted in the financial accounts):

 - £12000 for gas/electricity charges for two quarters.                                                                                                                                                                          -  £9300 for repairs to the building ( roof tank repairs, emergency exit doors replacements; emergency plumbing repairs, annual shutdown maintenance costs).                                                                                                                  - £6000 for swimming facilities, office equipment, new pool inflatable.

Support was continued for the Settle Swimming Club which was in financial difficulties. The Friends paid for a one hour session per month, and continued to support the Disabled Swimming Group in the same way. This is paid directly to the Pool on invoice, and this year totalled £1,104.00 .

Support was also continued for the transport costs of the outlying schools in the bringing of the children to swimming lessons. We pay up to £750.00 per school on receipt of copy invoices, and this resulted in the attendance of all the
schools from our catchment area with 5-11 year old pupils. The total of the transport grants made was £4,294.00.