As you will see below we have a major fundraising programme in operation at the moment. We always have targeted activities raising funds for volunteer development, specialist equipment, hiring external expertise, starting new projects and innovations etc however we are currently raising funds to complete our clubhouse project so they are particularly active at the moment!
We will not compromise our values of keeping our club inclusive and affordable and seeking to maintain that by hard work, creative programmes, establishing partnerships and quality management practices!
Our biggest recent activity was a Club Licensed Raffle. Most of the prizes had been generously donated by businesses across Gloucestershire. A list of prizes and contributors can be found by clicking here.
We are also launched a ‘buy an item for the clubhouse’ programme in August.
Background and detail.
The art of good sustainable fundraising is to achieve it whilst having a good time (so it is almost unnoticed!) and that it strikes a balance giving lots of opportunities through the hard work of the club volunteers, for those outside of the club to put ‘their hands in their pockets’. If we continually ask the same club members to contribute financially, we might as well just ask for cash donations!
So many fundraising activities will have a dual purpose but often offer a good opportunity to raise funds. Some of the pure social events may make a profit but the focus is slightly different, likewise some of the following will have a strong social focus, a strong tournament focus etc.
Some of the events are aimed at raising funds purely for external charities, some sharing proceeds with external charities but all have club social and team building benefits!
Regular Club Quizes and club merchandising
Annual Sponsored Swim (Swimarathon in conjunction with the Round Table)
Start of weekly open community have-a-go sessions 3-4:30 every Saturday afternoon.
Horse Racing Evenings – Great Social event but motivated by fundraising.
Carboot sale – Collect good items, send a group of cars to the carboot event.
Hucclecote fete – All day
Bag Packing at Asda.
Tetbury Fete – 2 stalls all day.
Sponsored Memory Walk
Sponsored Zumba event.
Grand Raffle Prize Draw at the Annual Awards Evening.
Already operating Easy Funding System – Campaign to increase use by members.
All our record Status Tournaments, refreshments and raffles are structured to raise funds.
We are forming a separate volunteer group to arrange a series of club target days, dual purpose but will raise funds in the process.