Fundraising Splash for Friends

By bellmannews / April 5, 2021
detail of sunburst design on side gate of pool

From Helen Rowbotham of the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

WHO has not shivered their way up the steps, felt awe at the vertiginous height then an absolute thrill as they zipped down the slide to make a big splash at the bottom of the chute at Stonehaven’s Open Air Swimming Pool?

But the family favourite is in need of replacement – and swimming pool chutes don’t come cheap – £50,000. So the Friends of the Open Air Pool, who are funding a new chute for this season, are launching a fund-raising campaign to boost their coffers and hope that fans of the summertime attraction rally round.

Help Raise Funds for Stonehaven Open Air Pool
There are a number of ways you can help the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool raise much needed funds.

The 100 Club
The 100 Club currently has fewer than 100 members and is a great way to support the pool. A raffle is drawn monthly with a £35, £20 and £10 prize in addition to a quarterly prize of £50. Joining costs £20 per year with all proceeds going to the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool. Membership makes a great gift for a friend or family member or why not just treat yourself? For a membership application form please email Morag (


The Pool is now registered with AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases back to the Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool so when you go online to purchase from Amazon, please use the direct link- or log into Amazon via and search for Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool. It costs you nothing, but helps raise vital funds for the pool.

Pool Merchandise
Looking for a present with a difference that shows your support of the pool? We currently have pool towels and swim bags for sale. We can deliver if you live locally.

Towels cost £14 (+£3 p&p for up to 3 towels)

Swim bags cost £6 (+1 p&p)

For further details please email or call Sheila on 07977 051474.

The Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool will also be selling towels and bags at the May and June Stonehaven Farmers’ Markets (9.00am-1.00pm Sat 1st May and Sat 5 June) as well as their new car stickers for a minimum donation of £1.

More merchandise is planned to be available soon, so keep your eye out for those too!

Just Giving

We will shortly have a link to our Just Giving page set up on the Pool website. Again, any donations would be greatly appreciated.

For all the latest news on the Pool and reopening dates, visit