Rugby club juniors take a dip at cheque presentation to Bourne Outdoor Pool

Children and adults from Bourne Mini and Juniors Rugby Club turned out for an end of season splash night at Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool

Children and adults from Bourne Mini and Juniors Rugby Club turned out for an end of season splash night at Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool

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MORE than 100 people from Bourne rugby club took part in a fun night at the town’s outdoor pool on Thursday when a cheque was also presented to the trustees.

Despite the chilly weather more than 70 children and 30 adults from Bourne Mini and Juniors Rugby Club turned out for an end of season splash night at Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool on the Abbey Lawn.

The evening provided an opportunity for the outgoing club chairman, Nigel Lindley, to present the pool with a cheque for £340.

The money was raised at the club’s Christmas bag pack at Sainsbury’s in Bourne.

Sainsbury’s PR Ambassador Jenny Allen said she was delighted their store could once again provide the opportunity to support such a worthwhile local cause.

Bourne Outdoor Pool Preservation Trust chairman Mandy Delaine-Smith said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation and it is wonderful that young people in the town are fundraising towards the outdoor pool.”

She added that she hoped to see more of the children as the pool runs under 15s fun nights with inflatables and floats for on Tuesdays and Friday evenings, from 7pm t0 8.30pm, throughout the summer months.

Opening hours were temporarily reduced at the pool last week to cut costs while the poor weather is causing the pool to be under-used.

The reduced hours are Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 5.30pm (instead of 7pm), Saturdays and Sundays 12.30pm (instead of 10.30am) to 5.30pm. Admission is £2 and parents can watch for free.

Mrs Delaine-Smith said: “We ask for people’s continued support and patience.”

The occasion was also an opportunity to invite new children along to the rugby club with a view to joining in next season.

Training for mini and juniors is on Thursday evening and Sunday mornings at Milking Nook Drove. For more information visit www.brufc.net/