SETTLE Rotary Club President Colin Renwick joined pool manager Tash Ward on the new spin bikes now in use for classes at Settle Pool, to present a cheque for £2,000 resulting from the club’s recent 'Merry-Go-Round' dinner.

The fundraiser saw diners go from venue to venue for each course of a three- course meal.

The donation is a further welcome boost to pool funds following its recent financial crisis, which at one time looked as though it might threaten the pool with imminent closure.

Tash said: “We are grateful to Settle Rotary for this generous donation. It not only helps us keep going but allows us to acquire equipment like the spin-bikes that ensure we can offer more facilities for more groups and develop our standing as much more than just a pool.”

Last week it was announced that Settle Pool had been allocated £21,000 in the second round of funding from the Government's Swimming Pool Support Fund, delivered by Sport England. Ingleton Outdoor Pool also received £44,911. The money is to be used to improve both pools energy efficiency with the installation of PV panels.