Websites Making A Difference

Webmad got its name because we wanted to be a part of making change in this world. Websites Making A Difference. As part of fulfilling that vision every now and then a good cause comes up where we can offer our services to help the community

One such cause came up recently. Our local community is currently getting a new public pool – the South West Leisure Centre. This is all rather exciting for the community, as we lost a great resource many years ago when the Sockburn pool was closed down. When the pool was being planned, submissions for features were put out, and one of those features which just didn’t make the cut in terms of funding available from the local council was for a hydrotherapy pool to be added into the complex

What is a hydrotherapy pool? Well its a heated pool commonly used as part of physical rehabilitation or therapy to enable weightless movement of a joint. It is useful for lots of things from arthritis relief to recovery from injury. Having the ability for local residents to benefit from this feels like a great thing to assist with.

When the local rotary club came to us with their plans to fundraise to help ensure this great facility is added into the new pool complex, we jumped on board. and that is where has come about. There is a goal to get to $1.4m funding to make this happen, and as of writing this the team are at $301k so making good strides into the funding journey.

The website is purely a front to the fundraising operation – it has been designed to be visually appealing, have all the information you need to get on board, and links off to the main online giving platform, givealittle. Built using WordPress, the Hornby Rotary team can update the site as needed along the fundraising journey, and it provides a centralised point to direct people to.

We are proud of our association with this cause, as one of the many things we are looking to do in our community to give back, and help make it a better place. If you feel like you’d be keen to help, let us know.