Pictured above: Members of Kimberley Swimming Club give E.ON a thumbs up!
Kimberley Swimming Club has been awarded a grant from E.ON’s Employee Community Fund, courtesy of E.ON employee Sharon Knowles.
The club works tirelessly to teach children and young adults to swim, including a growing number of disability swimmers who gain additional confidence, independence and mobility in water. The club has an entirely volunteer workforce and treats every swimmer as an individual.
The grant of £1,740 will be used to pay for specialist aquatic teaching for both able bodied and disabled young people, as well as courses for poolside helpers who assist in disability sessions.
Sharon Knowles, who works in IT at E.ON’s Sherwood Park offices, has been a keen volunteer at Kimberley Swimming Club for the past five years. She is involved in not only teaching but also fundraising for the club as well as the organisation of social activities for the swimmers and their families.
“Kimberley Swimming Club provides an excellent service for young people in the local community, many of whom would otherwise not be able to enjoy swimming lessons, and I’m delighted E.ON is able to help in this way,” said Sharon.
“The award will pay for more of our volunteer helpers to become qualified aquatics teachers and go towards ensuring future and long term sustainability of the club.”
The E.ON Employee Community fund invites applications from employees based in the UK for funding of up to £2,000 for charities and community organisations that support education projects or vulnerable consumers.