Cambridge Water helps Hauxton School splash out


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Children at Cambridgeshire’s smallest primary school are a step closer to keeping their swimming pool open after Cambridge Water agreed to help it splash out on a new pool cover.

The water company awarded the school, which has just 43 pupils, a £250 Community Life Fund grant as part of its campaign to buy a new pool cover.

Tim Wall, a trustee of Hauxton Community Swimming Pool, said: “We currently have a pool cover to help reduce costs and keep the pool clean and safe. However, despite annual maintenance it has come to the end of its useful life and requires replacement at a cost of £3200.

“As a result we have undertaken two major fundraising events this year – Hauxton Village Fete and a sponsored Hauxton School Triathlon. These two events ensured that we were able to provide a toilet on the swimming pool site and raise £800 towards the new pool cover.

“We are very grateful to Cambridge Water for adding another £250 to that total through its Community Life Fund Scheme.”

Handing the cheque over to the school, managing director of Cambridge Water, Stephen Kay, said: “The pool is a very valuable community resource in Hauxton. Over the years hundreds of children have learnt to swim there and many more members of the community have been able to enjoy the facilities outside of school hours. We are delighted to have been able to support this very worthy cause and hope it will not take too long for the school to find the remaining funds.”

Every month Cambridge Water makes a grant of up to £250 available to community groups and organisations which operate within the Cambridge Water supply area. The money can be used to fund a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from equipment for sports clubs to toys for playgroups. It can also be used to fund special projects, such as building bat boxes or establishing nature reserves. If you would like to apply please visit


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