Winners of the prize draw on 16th Feb - HERE
WE HAVE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!
After 8 weeks, our crowdfunder campaign has closed! Not only did we smash through our £10K target before the end of December, we also hit our £15K stretch target on the very last day!
In total, we raised £15,116 via the crowdfunder!
In addition we also have raised over £4,000 in donations paid directly into the club bank account - from local businesses, charitable organisations, corporate sponsorships or from fundraising activities by individual club members.
A special shout out to Lulu Tonkin for her sponsorship effort which raised over £700, and to Grace Clear and Annaliese Elford who raised over £1000 just before we started the crowdfunder. Lisa Keeping is also still raising funds for her Penguin Challenge, which she will be continuing until March.
This is an AMAZINGamount that will see the future of the club safely into 2022 - and hopefully to the point where we can run on squad fees alone.
We would like to thank each and every one of you who donated money, pledged for rewards, donated items, or bought Prize Draw tickets. Every single penny will make a difference. We have been astounded at the support from members old and new, and the generosity of local businesses, as well as some individuals who gave sizeable donations too.
So many people donated items and services as prizes & rewards - we are so very grateful. Services donated ranged from tuition, swimming lessons and coaching, fresh bread, gardening, run coaching, a drive in an Aston Martin, and many many more………
Here is a roll call of businesses and organisations who donated either money or items - for which we are very grateful (we think we have listed them all - please forgive us if we have missed any!):
ACR Recruitment Solutions
Alex The Barber
Bampton Garden Centre
Better Leisure GLL
Bicester Health and Fitness @Bicester Hotel
Body Space Pilates
Certikin (Corporate Sponsor)
Chemistry With Lisa
Family First Solicitors (AGM Sponsor)
Humble Bumble Cafe
Julie Stowe Maths Tutor
Little Ox Brewery Co
Lynwood & Co
MD2MD Business Coaching
Minster Paving (Corporate Sponsor)
Oxford Bus Museum
Oxford Family Hypnotherapy
Oxford Massage Centre
RAF Brize Norton
Smart’s Fish and Chips
The Edge Eatery
The Grazing Box
The Shake Shop
Witney Rotary Club
Witney Round Table
The Prize Draw will be taking place at the Awards evening on 16th February! Make sure to put this in your diaries!!
Once again, many thanks to everyone who has helped to make this fundraising campaign a huge success!
Chantal & Fundraising Team
Sponsorship and Fundraising. In order to try and keep annual fee increases as low as possible and to provide development activities for our swimmers and coaches, transport to galas and to stage fun, social events, the Club relies heavily on fundraising and sponsorship. In the past we have held cake sales/raffles, bag packing and even a swimathon - all of which are great fun, raise the profile of our club and raise much needed funds too!
Sponsorship Parents who have businesses are invited to promote their business through a sponsored link on the website and noticeboard. We have a selection of packages available - you can sponsor an event or the club in general - but we are open to offers! Please contact [email protected] for further information about sponsoring W&DSC.
We also raise funds through:
Here are some of the ways you can help to raise funds for our Club:
The 100 Club raises important funds for our Club along with a chance for you to win more than you put in! You simply buy one square at just £10 for the whole year, it’s a bargain! Prizes range from £20 to £5 per month provided we have sufficient members. If you/your child leaves the Club you will not receive a refund of your 100 Club monies, nor receive any winnings once you've left. To buy tickets please see Liz Bazeley on Fri nights 8-9pm Witney or Sun 5.30-7.30pm Witney or e-mail her here. You need to be in it to win it!
Easyfundraising – Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for our club? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, such as: Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Tesco, Clarks, Currys, Aviva and Sainsbury's to name but a few AND it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
It's as simple as 1...2...3!!
1. Head to: Easyfundraising and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. You can add the online sites you visit a lot to the favourites section to make it even easier so you don't have to search for a retailer each time you visit them.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to our club at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Witney & District Swimming Club will be really grateful for your donations.
The Penguin Christmas Raffle is held just before Christmas and you could win one of several hampers filled with penguin themed goodies! Please hand raffle donations to committee members/coaches - you'll be amazed how much is out there! 2018 our Penguin Christmas Raffle raised over £700.