Hailsham Hockey Club are looking to initially raise around £25,000 to contribute towards the resurfacing of its home pitch at Hailsham Community College. This along with funds from the school and other organisations will enable the existing pitch to be resurfaced. This will secure the future of the club and also provide a much valued facility for not only the Hockey Club but also the school and wider community that use it. The hockey club has made the school its home since the original pitch was laid over 20 years ago. The surface is well beyond its intended life and is close to not being playable. Please help us secure the future of hockey in Hailsham by supporting this campaign.
SPONSOR OR DONATE | MONDAY 22ND JANUARY TO SUNDAY 17TH MARCH
If you or a company you represent would like to make a donation or sponsor the club you can do this via our fundraising page. We are launching our crowdfunding campaign from the 22nd January 2024 for 8 weeks. For companies we would like to thank you publicly by adding your business name and a link to your website below. Just send us an email with the best website for your company.
If you can't spare any cash then we are also looking for donations of rewards we can add to our Crowdfunder page. People will be able to donate us money at the same time as claiming a reward. This could be a service or a physical product, If you have a reward you would like to offer to help us raise more funds then please email us.
If you are an individual and a UK tax payer then we can also benefit by claiming Gift Aid. Please complete tick this option when donating via our Crowdfunder page.
FUNDRAISING FOR US
Either join in with one of our fundraisers or come up with your own! We will shortly be launching our online platform for collecting and promoting your fundraising efforts. So if you want to raise money on our behalf let us know so we can tell you how to set up your online sponsorship page to enable us to also get gift aid and potential match funding. When taking sponsorships please encourage UK tax payers to complete their information so we can claim Gift Aid. A paper sponsorship form that fulfils this requirement is available below in the documents section however it would be great if you can get your sponsorship via our online platform so we can potentially get match funding too. Here are some events we are taking part in you might want to consider:
> Pier to Pier Sponsored Walk | Sunday 17th March 2024 | Club lead: Michelle Page
A group of club members and supporters will be looking to walk from Hastings Pier to Eastbourne Pier in spring 2024. This walk follows the 15 miles (24 km) of coastline between Hastings and Eastbourne. It is in 3 parts - 2 seafront promenades with a quiet shingle beach in between. We are also planning on doing some litter picking on the way! The club chair has also suggested there is a good pub at the halfway stage. Participants must be adults or accompanied by their parent or guardian if under 16. Sign up below.
> Eastbourne Half Marathon | Sunday 3rd March 2024 | Club lead: Molly Bartlett
We're hoping to gather a team of people to take part in the Eastbourne Half Marathon. You would need to sign up independently here: https://eastbournehalfmarathon.blog/. If you raise £300 or more via your fundraising page linked to our club Crowdfunder pages then we will refund your entry fee of £37.70. Participants need to be 17+ to enter. Sign up below so we can help you set up your online fundraising page.
> Junior and Miller events
These are in the pipeline. We will contact the junior section of the club once we have the full details.
SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL EVENTS
We will be holding a number of club social events from family quizzes to pub golf. It's a great way to socialise whilst raising funds for the club's Pitch In campaign. More details of these will appear here.
SHOP USING TEAMO REWARDS
Shop as normal online and earn the club some much needed funds. Simply add a plugin on your web browser and every time you purchase something online at a number of popular retailers we earn some commission. It's easy and won't cost you any more than what you were spending anyway. Simple! Visit https://teamo.chat/tweb/21/rewards-fundraising.jsp for details. You can register on your Hailsham HC app under 'Teamo Rewards' in the menu under your profile picture.
JOIN THE HAILSHAM HOCKEY CLUB LOTTERY
Those 18+ can play our lottery which is part of the wider Teamo network. You get 2 entries for £10 a month with half of this going back to our club. You will be in for a chance to win £10,000. Sign up below.
Thank you to the following businesses who have made a donation or sponsorship to the club in the 2023/24 season.