Bunbury Swimming Club creates Go Fund Me page in wake of fire

The Bunbury Swimming Club has picked itself up and dusted itself off, after flames ripped through its Hay Park headquarters last month.

The club has already set up a sponsorship drive and a Go Fund Me page, to help cover the damages.

Since launching the Go Fund Me campaign last week, the club has raised over $500.

For less than $50, community members and local businesses can buy naming rights for events in this year's Bunbury Open.

Attracting over 300 athletes from across Western Australia, the Bunbury Open is one of the biggest competitions on the club's yearly calendar.

Committee member Glenn Doust is calling upon the community to assist the club.

"The club is devastated, both financially and emotionally. We cannot hold functions or meetings without a home," he said.

"After the air conditioners were melted and the kitchen was destroyed, the fire actually extinguished itself. Some things did survive.

"We're trying to look at the positives rather than the negatives.

"As part of the community, the club does a lot of good work. We're in a position of need, and we're asking for some help."

The blaze struck the premises on Friday, April 26, before the extent of the damage was discovered.

Several club members worked to renovate the space last year, after raising the funds themselves.

To find out more information about the club, contact admin@bunburyswimmingclub.com or visit facebook.com/BunburySwimmingClub/

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