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Fundraising

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 chairwdsc@gmail.com for further information about sponsoring W&DSC. 

We also raise funds through:

  • 100 Club (monthly draw)

  • Christmas Penguin Raffle

  • Raffles and cake stalls

  • Initiatives by parents or volunteers

  • Grants for coach development and /or equipment

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! In 2016 & 2017 our Penguin Christmas raffle raised over £500!  We are seeking a volunteer(s) to organise our 2018 Penguin Christmas Raffle.  If you're interested, please contact the Club Chair.