Reflecting on the first 10+ years of independent operation, and following a strategy meeting to plan for a sustainable future, the Lido Trustees revealed an ambitious proposal to secure the facility in the longer term.
Increased income and better managed costs during our tenure have reduced the annual trading deficit from over £25K to around £15K - this is despite rising energy costs and fair wage increases. Nonetheless, £15K is still a considerable gap to fill each year without the core funding typically available to most public pools.
We should like to set down an endowment designed to provide The Lido with an income to plug the annual funding gap. Hence our appeal to raise £500K.
If you would like to donate to the appeal, please contact us, or you can give online via Total Giving, as well as when you shop online if you sign up to EasyFundraising. Any donation works harder if you are eligible for Gift Aid and could complete this form.
The Lido is managed by a committee of voluntary trustees that is increasinly supported by a group of Friends of the Lido. If you would like to be a trustee, a friend, could volunteer to help at any of our events or help out in any other way, please contact us. If you are short of time but would otherwise like to feel involved in The Lido, please become a Member by completing this form.
The Lido Lottery
If you would like to support The Lido with a small regular contribution and be in with the chance of winning some money back, please pick up a form next time you go for a swim or you can download one below.
Leaving The Lido a gift in your will means that your money can continue to support the facility and secure it for future generations to enjoy.
Whether leaving a fixed sum or a share of your estate, there are a number of ways to remember us in your will.
Leaving a gift to The Lido can be relatively straightforward. Here are some guidelines, but we recommend discussing a bequest with a qualified professional, such as a will writer or solicitor.
Leaving a share of your estate to The Lido
I give (specify ‘all’ or state ‘percentage share’) of my residuary estate to The Lido, Fox Close, Chipping Norton, OX7 5BZ (Registered Charity No. 1113869) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.
Leaving a fixed amount to The Lido
I give the sum of (amount in figures or words) to The Lido, Fox Close, Chipping Norton, OX7 5BZ (Registered Charity No. 1113869) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.