I have received an email from Emma Spray this morning.
The quotes for the pool hire are as follows-
Pool Hire £42 per hour
Lifeguards £12.50 per hour
All plus the dreaded VAT.
Emma also specified that we will require two lifeguards. What wasn't clear was if the £12.50 per hour was for the pair, or EACH!
However, best case scenario for an 8 hour hire is £512.30, and worst case £629.80.
I think this too much. At best I'd expect no more than 40 paying submariners, most likely less, so even assuming they'd all be willing to cough up £10 each, we'd run at a loss.
Perhaps with some good raffle prizes, we could sell, say, £5 of tickets to each person attending. We could also allow spectators and levy a charge of perhaps £2 per head.
But it's all running it very near the mark.
So, I've requested if there is any chance of a discount, plus waving of VAT (aren't we classed as a charity?).
Keep you all posted when I have further news.