A Mile of Pounds for Faversham Pools

In the 1960s the people of Faversham came together to build an outdoor swimming pool in the heart of the town. They raised funds by collecting a mile of pennies – quite a sum in 1964!

Over half a century later, Faversham Pools’ charity is fighting to stay afloat after a six month shutdown. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard, and left us with depleted reserves, restricted opening and unsure whether we will be able to open our outdoor pools in 2021.

We have been generously supported by Swale Borough Council and individual donations during our closure. But to secure our future we need to raise more.

We’ve got so many exciting plans for the future. We need to refurbish our changing rooms, making them more suitable for families and swimmers with disabilities. And we want to enhance the much-loved outdoor pool area. But first we need to get through this difficult time for our charity.

A mile of £1 coins is almost £70,000 – a sum that will secure the long term future of our pools. Your donation of £1 or more will help keep swimming, and this very special place, at the heart of our community.

To donate please visit our Justgiving page or text FAVERSHAM to 70085 to donate £1*.

We've had some wonderful support from local businesses, schools and community groups - if you can help us or know someone who can, please contact Development Manager Marylka Gowlland.


* Texts cost £1 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £1 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text FAVERSHAMNOINFO to 70085.