The Puffin Pool is a Public Limited Company - SC133596 (Scotland) and Registered Charity SCO17786. After raising the funds to build the Puffin Pool we have continued to raise funds to maintain and improve the Pool and also subsidise the entry charge.
Apart from small grants from NHS Highland and The Highland Council, our main income comes from user charges and our own fundraising. We are lucky to have good support from a large number of sources including donations and legacies from Pool users and their friends and families, local businesses, as well as from local fundraising events like the Highland Cross, Rotary Street Fair, and an annual Fun Run. Our major fundraising comes from our popular and successful Puffin Pool Shop in Tulloch Street.
As well as normal maintenance and replacement of equipment, a major overhaul of the Pool plant is now required at a total cost of £60,000. This will ensure the Pool remains open for future years, continuing to provide access to those who require the available services.
Raising £60,000 is a huge task and we would welcome and indeed require any support that you can offer to help our appealling Percy Puffin achieve this target.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
Quiz Night, on Friday 15th February 2019, Strathpeffer Community Centre @7.30pm. Tickets £10 - table of 6 (live music, BYOB, bake sale, raffle etc).To find out more, call Nina Campbell on 07542751770
Swim - Fiona McLean, who works at the Spa Pharmacy, Strathpeffer, is swimming 22 miles - the equivalent of the English Channel! Fiona will be undertaking this mammoth effort during February in the Dingwall Leisure Pool. Sponsor forms are available at the Spa Pharmacy or you can use the Puffin Pool MyDonate button below and remember to note in the comments when you make your donation that you are supporting the swim.
Race Night - Oscar's Bar, Dingwall is kindly hosting a Race Night on the 2nd March to help in our fundraising campaign. As well as the races there will be games and music, and doors open at 7pm.
Puffin Walk – The Pool Staff are undertaking to walk from Tain to Dingwall (22.8 miles) on 3rd March 2019. If you want to support this mammoth effort you can pop into the pool and fill the the sponsor form or you can use the Puffin Pool MyDonate button below and remember to note in the comments when you make your donation that you are supporting the walk.
Making a Donation
If you would like to make a donation to our fundraising efforts that you can do so as follows
- Online using our BT MyDonate page. BT MyDonate is an online fundraising service for UK Charities which provides a secure, easy to use online system of raising money and receiving donations. You can access this page by clicking on the BT donate button below
- In person at the Puffin Pool or at our charity shop both located in Dingwall. See our map for more details
Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer. If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate , which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you.
Some of our recent donations
We have a wonderful group of volunteers who contribute to the Puffin Pool in a wide variety of ways e.g. helping in the shop or at events. If you would like to volunteer in any way then please contact us.
Recent presentation of certificates to some of our wonderful volunteers
Maggie Winton, Anne Fiddes,Mary Ross, Jim Pirrie and Tom Mathieson receiving their certificates from Board Chair, Helen Charley
Some of the fundraising events that have help us.