Sharron Davies MBE
"As a passionate supporter of swimming for the community and as a patron of many charities, but not a lido, I was thrilled to be asked to support Beccles Lido.
The community has really rallied around to make sure that this project has been a success. There are so few lidos left in good working order around the country and so many that have closed down, it is great to be part of a group that have been recognised by the Prime Minister through his Big Society Award.
I know that Mr Cameron is a patron of Chipping Norton lido so, as a swimmer, it is great to put my name to this worthy cause. Lidos need all the help they can get and the work will not stop even though Beccles Lido had a successful first full season in 2011.
I hope that my patronage of Beccles Lido will not only draw more attention and support to this worthy community cause but that it will also encourage others to get involved in community projects especially linked to swimming."
Sharron Davies MBE, February 2012