Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust Update – 12th November 2015

18 November 2015

The fundraising for the upgrade of facilities and the operating costs has reached $1.1 million. Many individuals and organisations have supported the fundraising effort. Whilst the trust has not yet reached its fundraising target of $1.5 million it has made sufficient progress to be able to proceed with arranging a long term lease of the pool and upgrading the facilities.

The fundraising must continue, particularly to cover the operating costs. The Trust encourages more people and organisations to donate money. It is also looking for assistance from the business community and is offering sponsorship opportunities. If anyone knows of businesses which could support the pool in this way they should contact the Trust.

The Trust is now working on a long term lease of the pool from the SDHB. It is hoped that the detail will be agreed by the end of this year.

The Trust is also working on the planning and implementation of the upgrade of the pool facilities. It is intended that most, if not all, work will be carried out at the beginning of next year. It is likely that the work will take around three months to complete. The pool will be closed during this time.

It is important that pool users continue to use the pool and encourage others to use it.

The last day that the pool will be open this year is Sunday 20 December.

Neville Martin