Pool campaign gets new patron

December 31 2012

An appeal to create a hydrotherapy pool at a Redland school has a new patron – Bristol West MP Stephen Williams.

Pool campaign gets new patron

An appeal to create a hydrotherapy pool at a Redland school has a new patron – Bristol West MP Stephen Williams.

The Starfish Pool Appeal aims to raise £1 million to build the facility at Claremont Secondary School, which caters for children from two to 19 years old with a range of disabilities or learning and health needs.

Mr Williams said: “The pool would have an immensely positive effect on disabled children in Bristol. I’m delighted to become a patron of the appeal and I urge all Bristolians to do what they can to reach the target for this very worthy cause”.

The appeal is run by a team of volunteers, the Friends of Claremont School. Chairman of the appeal David Giles said: “The city council has committed £100,000 to the project which will have a dramatic effect on the quality of life for so many disabled young people. This will be a community resource. For disabled young people a hydrotherapy pool is at least a means of alleviating pain and at best freedom of movement.”

Visit www.starfishpoolappeal.org.uk to find out more.