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FOR THE LOVE OF THE LIDO

We are the Friends of Jesus Green Lido. You’re warmly invited to join us – it’s free!

The Friends are a group of swimmers with a shared love of the lido. We want to strengthen our community, work together for the good of the pool, and help ensure that it thrives for another 100 years.

By becoming a Friend you’ll be joining a diverse group of lido users. It’s the best way of keeping up to date with news and events, supporting the lido, and having your voice heard.

The Friends of Jesus Green Lido was formed in the late 1980s. Our aim is to secure the future of the lido and its special environment. In 2018 we set up a new Friends of Jesus Green Lido Committee so that we can work more closely with Cambridge City Council, which owns the site, and Better, the social enterprise which manages the pool.

The Friends have three core values: community, voice and legacy.

Safeguarding A NATIONAL TREASURE

A COMMUNITY OF SWIMMERS

The lido is a special place for many people. It’s a place for swimmers and for those who want to spend time in nature. It’s a place for families and for those who come alone. It’s a place to make friends, meet friends, to read, rest and recuperate. Whatever you need, the lido and its community is for you.

IMPROVING ACCESS TO SAFER SWIMMMING

A VOICE FOR SWIMMERS

As Friends, we aim to provide a voice for all who use the lido. Through regular meetings with Cambridge City Council and Better, we help improve how the lido looks and operates. From spring bulbs and birdfeeders to warm showers and warm drinks, we can help turn your ideas into action.

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

BUILDING A LEGACY

For 100 years, the lido has been an important part of Cambridge. The Friends want to ensure the lido has a long-term, sustainable future for generations to come. As part of its centenary, a new Friends of Jesus Green Charity is being established to support charitable donations and fundraising.

FUNDRAISING

THE CHARITY

In May 2023, we founded the charity Friends of Jesus Green Lido (Registered Charity No 1203117). We have three guiding principles: to safeguard the future of Jesus Green Lido; to encourage and enable residents and visitors to Cambridge to participate safely in outdoor swimming; and to champion outdoor swimming and its many social and health benefits, as well as related activities.

The Trustees meet quarterly, and will hold the charity’s inaugural AGM on August 16, 2024.

We welcome your help and support! Please do get in touch if you would like to volunteer for the Friends or become more involved in our charity as we seek to grow our fundraising capabilities and fulfil our charitable aims.

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