Welcome every man and his (or her) dog!
Jubilee Pool Penzance has seen a spectacular summer with visitors from all around the world enjoying 2018’s heatwave and sunshine.
Our community run social enterprise, which closes its doors for the summer season on 30th September 2018, hopes to reach record-breaking 2018 visitor numbers to our pool and café of over 100,000.
But it’s not over yet. To celebrate our last day of opening with style, we will be opening our gates to all creatures great and small, with a repeat of last year's celebrated ‘dog day.’ The event will run from 1030am-6pm on Sunday 30th September, and will see lido fans and their four legged friends able to swim in the pool all day and a special array of dog related activities especially laid on for animal lovers. You would indeed be barking to miss it.
Entrance fees (standard adult prices from £4) and £3 per dog will go towards the running of the pool, which thanks for massive community fundraising efforts this summer, will be proceeding with a building project over winter to heat a section to 35 degrees through geothermal energy and redevelop its top terrace for all-year-round use.
“You would indeed be barking to miss it!”
Dog day at Jubilee Pool will also host partners ‘Soggy Doggy Company’ which specialises in coaching nervous dogs in water and will be running free sessions in the pool hourly 11am-2pm in a quieter roped off section of the pool.
What’s more, this year there will be a spectacular Jubilee Pool Dog Show from 3pm judged by a local vet practice. Categories will include the more traditional (eg best small dog) and the more fun (waggiest tail) and more details can be found on the pool’s event page on Facebook which has already attracted more than 3,000 interested people. Rosettes and prizes for the dog show will be available with a cost of just £1 to enter and donations going back to the much-loved pool.
Other community partners will also be present at the pool, including a company offering pet photography with 50% proceeds returning to the lido. It is also hoped that local animal charities will also be present, showcasing some of their wonderful animals who need new homes.
The café will also be open all day 10am-6pm, with some special dog themed treats and tasty items for both canine friends and humans.
Chief Operations Officer Abbie Cranage said: “We can’t wait for the 2018 dog day at Jubilee Pool after the success of last year’s event. As a community pool, it's great way of bringing everyone together in the community and enjoying everything that’s great about our lido. We will be celebrating our last day of opening as we close to begin building our exciting new geothermally heated section of the pool and redevelopment of our café facilities and top terrace suitable for all-year-round use.”
Fundraising efforts for the geothermal project continue with the minimum community share crowdfunder investment target of £350k met, and the organisation now striving for the optimal target of £500k. The extra funding will enable even more investment in facilities such as enhanced indoor showers and changing facilities and improved disabled access. The crowdfunder initiative is open until 30th September and donations for the charitable benefit society are being accepted also during this period and beyond.
Please visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/jubileepool