Fill The Pacific! #MakeChesterBaths

July 22nd, 2022 18:00 → July 23rd, 2022 18:00

Chester City Baths, Union St, Chester, CH11QP
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Chester City Baths urgently needs our help! One of their two pools, The Pacific, has been closed for emergency restoration and is due to re-open in September.

They've asked for our help to ensure they can remain financially sustainable. These baths are an important piece of heritage, unique to our city. They are run by a team of committed volunteers, passionate do-gooders just like us.

We must do everything we can to help them stay open - help us FILL THE PACIFIC and join our hack!

Been 'n' gone

This gig's over but check out the calendar for the next one.


This hack will focus on helping Chester City Baths to stay open, by filling The Pacific pool. Due to rising energy costs and the pool's expensive restoration, the team need something like £10k per month just to keep the water warm!

Hack Considerations:

The Pacific launch event and other events

New audience development

Figuring out how to help the volunteer team to grow and diversify skills

Marketing, design and branding

Promotion and PR

Sales and pricing


(And any wonderful, weird or whacky ideas across all of the above!)

The hack is open to all GFN members. Any newbies must register as a member before signing up.

Per our usual 24 hour hack format, we'll hold a Q&A on the Friday 22nd July at 6pm at Chester City Baths. This will last about an hour, with a tour of the baths and video. There will be a discounted bar (yes, they have a bar!!!)

Then as usual we'll hold a full day's hack at the baths on Saturday 23rd July from 9am - 5pm. !!!With an exclusive Pool Party afterwards to celebrate!!!


"How can we fill the Pacific Pool?"


We're currently writing the brief with our venture, Chester City Baths. We will send it to you a few days before the hack. So it's really important you register here to tell us you're coming.


  1. Please register if you want to come by clicking the 'ARE YOU ATTENDING?' blue button at the top of this page. Do let us know ([email protected]) if you can only come to part of the hack - we'll try and ensure you can still be part of it!

  2. Please spread the word about this on social and with friends and family! We want a big bunch of you along!


Please, please bring any kit you will need or may find useful. Laptops, chargers, headphones, sketch pads, notepads etc. We'll supply the usual white boards, flip charts, pens, felt tips and paper for scribbling. AND DON'T FORGET YOUR SWIMMING KIT!

Who was there?

  • Tom Smith
  • Jamie Richardson
  • Jen McAndrew
  • Stella Dixon
  • Stephen Starkey
  • niall macfadyen
  • Helen
  • Lisa Rossetti
  • Sarah
  • Sam Ryley
  • Jon Mason
  • Jessica Kadel
  • Alison
  • Beck Collins
  • Matt Denton
  • Uná Meehan
  • Holly Ffi