Local club makes a splash after Glasgow Airport donation
17 May 2012
A local swimming club has received a much needed cash boost from Glasgow Airport.
Milngavie and Bearsden Amateur Swimming Club was overjoyed to receive a £1,600 cash donation from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund. The funding, which will go towards new swimming equipment and training.
The swimming club, which was established in 1969, caters for young people aged seven to 17, living in the Milngavie and Bearsden area. The club, which is run entirely by volunteers, gives young people the opportunity to develop and improve their swimming technique.
Speaking about the funding, Bruce Tang, of Milngavie and Bearsden Amateur Swimming Club, said: “We are thrilled to receive this very generous donation from Glasgow Airport. The club has ambitious plans and we are performing well against top clubs in the country. The funding will enable us to purchase new equipment for our training programme, and gives recognition to the broader community-based work that we do.”
The Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund is a community funding programme designed to ensure the communities surrounding Glasgow Airport share in the airport’s success.
The Fund focuses its investment in a number of areas including education, the environment, economic regeneration and sport, and supports community groups and charities in East and West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow.
Maureen Jamieson, head of procurement for Glasgow Airport, said: “Glasgow Airport is committed to supporting local projects and groups such as the Milngavie and Bearsden Amateur Swimming Club. We are only too happy to offer our support to the club whose volunteers do a fantastic job in providing young people with a great opportunity to develop and enhance their swimming skills.”