THE campaign to save Elland baths has got some Giant backing.
The Huddersfield Giants have donated items to be auctioned off at a fundraising night on Friday.
Elland’s Clr David Hardy is a big Giants fan and secured the top prizes for the community event.
Clr Hardy said: “We need to raise £150,000 before we can start getting match funding from Sport England and the lottery.
“This event will help raise some money for Elland baths.”
The fundraising night, which is free to attend, takes place at Elland Working Men’s Club on Rosebery Street this Friday, June 14, starting at 7.30pm.
There will be musical entertainment, a raffle, auction and games.
Clr Hardy, a Giants fan, added: “We want everybody to come along and support the event.
“We’ve signed Halifax items and other prizes as well as the Giants items.
“Robbie Hunter-Paul (former Giants player and now business development manager) has been to Elland a fair bit, he’s spoken to the children at Old Earth School in Elland and he’s worked in the community.”
Elland swimming pool was closed by Calderdale Council with immediate effect in December 2011 due to structural dangers. It has never re-opened.
The Elland Baths Community Association has secured an asset transfer to take over the running of the building from the council.
The association of residents and councillors hope to raise £150,000 towards re-opening the town’s swimming pool.
The community auction night is open to everyone to attend on Friday from 7pm to support the cause in any way.