Save Our Pool!

Help Save Our Pool!

Have you or your children learnt to swim at Drayton Junior School swimming pool?

Or did you belong to a local swimming club such as Hurricanes, Penguins or Swans?


We need your help!

Many of you will have heard that the swimming pool at Drayton Junior School is in desperate need of repair and refurbishment. Though the pool is situated at Drayton Junior School, it is used continuously by children from all over Norwich. Whilst the school receives money from Norfolk County Council to run the pool, as well as money from hirers, there is no funding provided for the huge capital repairs and improvements the pool desperately needs. This is why we need YOUR help. We are hoping to achieve grant funding but need extra support from the local community.

Without this, the pool will close.

Just Donate £1

Did you know that since the pool was opened in 1971, thousands of children have learnt to swim at DJS swimming pool?

The pool was originally funded by the local community; and now it needs your help again.

If everyone who has used the pool donated £1 we would raise enough money to fund our improvements and keep the pool open and our children swimming.

There are many ways to donate :


By taking cash or cheque to your local school or swimming club.

Justgiving  :


Justtextgiving : TEXT  POOL22 and the amount (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070



Via TEXT :

Just text the 4 letter, 2 digit code and the amount to 70070. For example, if you wanted to donate £10 to the code POOL22, you’d text:

‘POOL22 £10’ and send to the number 70070.

You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 by  text, for any other amount you’ll need to give online.

 Within 24 hours you’ll receive confirmation by text to let you know the donation has been successful.

 What’s the cost of donating by text?

It’s completely free. There’s no cost to you for sending the text and your free allowance/bundle won’t be affected – the only charge will be the donation itself which will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pay as you go credit.

What’s more, 100% of your text donation (including Gift Aid) will be sent to the charity.

Can I add Gift Aid, my name and a message to a text donation?

Yep, once you’ve sent your text we’ll reply to confirm that we’ve received it. We’ll also include a link to an online form. If you have a smartphone, click on the link to claim Gift Aid and/or leave a message. Alternatively, you can copy the link into a web browser on your PC/laptop or tablet and fill the form in there.


You can send money in to your child’s school, marked ‘Swimming Pool Appeal’ and this will be forwarded to us. Please make cheques payable to ‘The Friends Of Drayton Junior School’, as this is the charity that is handling donations.


Visit our page at

Click on ‘DONATE’ and follow the on-screen instructions.

Donations can be given anonymously if you wish.