News

Sting steps in to save hometown swimming pool

Sting steps in to save hometown swimming pool

Sting has stepped in to help save a neglected swimming pool in the area where he grew up. Photo: Associated Press

Sting has stepped in to help save a neglected swimming pool in the area where he grew up.

The music legend has made a donation towards a $7.5 million project to reopen a pool in Tynemouth, north east England, around five miles from Sting’s hometown.

The outdoor pool, built in 1925, has been closed since the late 1980s, and Sting reportedly took a group of schoolchildren there during his pre-fame days as a teacher.

His contribution gave the project a major boost as it helped the campaign group achieve an official status as a charity.

A post on the Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool’s Facebook page reads, “We’re announcing the beginnings of our community fundraising program, and we’re immensely proud to confirm that Sting has given his support to the project with a financial contribution that propelled us towards our goal of reaching charitable status!”

Recent Headlines

in Music

Watch 1,000 people play ‘Learn to Fly’

23-overlay20

This is the most amazing Foo Fighters tribute band ever.

in Viral Videos

Watch this reporter confront the woman accused of stealing his identity

14-overlay19

An accused credit card thief picked the wrong guy when she used a credit card number belonging to Texas consumer affairs reporter Steve Noviello.

in Viral Videos

Drunk Ron Weasley celebrates Harry Potter’s birthday

12-overlay13

Simon Pegg visits "The Tonight Show" to wish Harry Potter an early happy birthday.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Kimmel on the killing of Cecil the Lion

12-overlay12

The comedian shares his thoughts on the Minnesota dentist who illegally killed Cecil the Lion, and what you can do to help.

in Weird

Here kitty, kitty …

10-overlay17

An Ohio man who posted a video of himself petting cougars at an Ohio zoo has to spend two days in jail and pay more than $200 in fines.