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Support for Jubilee Pool’s ‘Geothermal’ Project

Posted: September 5, 2018
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Support for Jubilee Pool’s ‘Geothermal’ Project

The Cornish Pirates are rightly keen to show support to their local Art Deco lido which is the largest and most celebrated seawater pool of its kind in the country. The Jubilee Pool Penzance team are presently raising investment for their exciting geothermal project to heat the pool all year round.

With the clock ticking to a 30th September deadline there are now just a few weeks left to raise £350,000 through the Jubilee Pool’s geothermal heating project’s Crowdfunder campaign, encouraging people to invest in a share of the pool’s future. This will secure the agreed £1.4M funding for the ground-breaking project to heat a section of the pool to 35°C using geothermal energy and to redevelop the top terrace for all-year-round-use. To date £288,000 has been raised.

Helping to boost awareness, only last week the Cornish Pirates visited the iconic pool where besides swimming and training a 1930s afternoon tea was also thoroughly enjoyed. Wholly appropriate, it was noted that the pool opened back in 1935 and has since provided immense enjoyment to many thousands of children and adults. The present hope is that with a geothermally heated area it will continue to do so for generations to come.

Commenting with reference to the Cornish Pirates visit, the Jubilee Pool’s Chief Operations Officer, Abbie Cranage, said:

We are extremely grateful for the support of the Cornish Pirates to help raise awareness of the geothermal fundraising campaign to heat the pool. It was fantastic to see them train in our facilities and afterwards visit the café to share a 1930s afternoon tea!

Abbie added:

With just a few weeks left, the clock is ticking and we are urging people to visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/jubileepool to buy a share to ensure the project to heat the pool goes ahead. We envisage the geothermal pool will be an asset to Cornwall, bringing visitors all year around and regenerating the local economy, as well as being a great community facility for rugby players, sportspeople and others to enjoy the health benefits of warm sea water bathing.

Please note that a match day collection in support of the project is to take place at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, on Sunday, when the Cornish Pirates play Coventry in Round 2 of the Greene King IPA Championship, plus there will be an opportunity to meet with Directors of the Jubilee Pool team and sign up for the crowdfunder at the match.

Tickets for Sunday’s game will be available at the gates on the day (open 12.30pm ahead of the 2.30pm kick-off), whilst in the meantime they can be purchased either through the ticket office, telephone 01736-331961, or on-line. The ticket office is open Monday to Friday, from 9am until 12 noon.

For further information please visit www.cornish-pirates.com/tickets

Jubilee Pool Penzance Limited is a community social enterprise and all monies raised go back into the running of the Grade 2 listed 1935 Art Deco pool and café.

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