As with any non-profit organisation, we are always looking at new ways to provide additional funds to maintain and buy new equipment.
Due to our divers' successes we are attending more competitions and need funds to help cover the cost of these trips.
The club committee also applies for local, regional and national grants to help the club.
Our biannual club competitions are one of the ways we are able to raise funds - through raffles, tombolas, cake sales and tombolas. So please support the club by attending.
We also collect supermarket vouchers for kids, which go towards equipment.
In mid-February, we launched our Crowdfunder campaign in which we aimed to reach 5,000km in physical challenges and convert them to cash to help secure the club's financial future.
Through our supporters' efforts and generosity we topped the target, completing the 28-day challenge at just over 6K.
Divers, parents, family and friends walked, ran and cycled to help us achieve the magical final figure.
People also took part in online yoga, pilates and stretch and relax classes. Others bought fine art prints, signed books, a bespoke cake, a pamper hamper and club merchandise.
Some rewards will take place when lockdown restrictions ease, including a family haircut for up to four and 121 sessions with Kirsty, our head coach.
Well done to Mia for winning the personally signed club T-shirt from GB, European and world diving champion and Olympic medallist Tom Daley.
The money raised will go towards balancing our books in the aftermath of the pandemic and help us on a sound footing when we reopen fully from April 19.
Big thanks once again to all our supporters. There are too many to list here but you can find them in our Crowdfunder page by clicking on the image above.
Star Diving Club are registered with AmazonSmile.
Being a charitable organisation, Amazon will donate to us 0.5% of the net purchase price on eligible purchases (excludes VAT, returns and shipping fees).
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you already know, with the same products, prices and service.
Support Star Diving Club by registering with "easyfundraising", which helps schools, sports clubs and other good causes to raise money when supporters shop online.
It works in a similar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but rather than earning points when you shop, you raise funds for the club instead. It's as simple as that – and really easy to get started.
You can also help every time you search on the web by using stardc.easysearch.org.uk instead of Google or any other search engine. Searching just 15 times a day can raise around £25 a year.
So the next time you need to find something online, please use stardc.easysearch.org.uk and help to raise money for the club with every search you make.