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The main reason for this Crowdfunder appeal is to raise money to cover the cost of getting the calendars printed. Usually I pay for the printing out of my own pocket but as I have just gone self-employed things are a bit tight and I don't want to use club funds to pay for printing when that club money could be put to good use buying much needed kit, equipment and training.
The ethos of SHU Rugby is that we welcome all players with any level of ability.
Any overfunding will be used for any subsequent calendar print runs and for buying training kit and equipment and professional coaching to ensure that the club remains a happy, friendly and safe environment.
Fun, nude calendar and film from SHU Rugby, sold to raise money for the club to buy training equipment and encourage new people to try rugby.
Our nude calendar project...
Every year players from SHU Rugby get their kit off for the nude calendar project to raise much needed funds for the club, and to help support the Prostate Cancer UK charity and Help for Heroes charity by providing exclusive retail and despatch services for the LAD Prostate merchandise and Rugby Helps Our Heroes calendars through our online store at www.shurugbyshop.co.uk with 100% of the retail price going directly to the charities.
SHU Rugby has been producing nude fundraising calendars since 2001 with accompanying 'behind the scenes' films since 2007. The sales of the SHU Rugby calendar and DVDs provide much needed kit, coaching and equipment for the club and helps subsidise player expenses to ensure that the club is accessible to all.
It is an important ethos of the club to ensure that the club is a friendly, open and inclusive environment, and promotes sport, and team events to all.
Our aim is to continue encouraging young people to join in and have a go at the most friendly sport in the world! Rugby is the best team building sport, with a genuine family spirit, and we want to encourage people who might have been wary of trying out sport to give it a go. Sport helps build confidence, provides an environment for making new friends, to learn new skills and benefit from a safe training environment with professional coaches, facilities and equipment.
SHU Rugby has developed over the last few years with the introduction of an online store at shurugbyshop.co.uk which sells the SHU Rugby calendars and DVDs. The site was set up, and is run by one volunteer (me!!), who also covers the costs for the domains and does all the behind the scenes work of processing and despatching the orders, as well as the photography and film production.
In addition to selling the SHU Rugby products the online store also sells the LAD Prostate DVDs on behalf of LAD, a brilliant fundraising group based in Bristol, and the Rugby Helps Our Heroes calendars which are official nude fundraising calendars raising funds for the Help for Heroes charity. We are proud that 100% of the full retail price goes directly to the charities. SHU Rugby doesn't take any money for providing these retail services. All this work is done voluntarily.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Usually the club has sponsors for the SHU Rugby calendars whose vital support enables us to cover some of the printing and other costs that are incurred throughout the shoots and production of the calendars and DVDs, and the introduction of digital downloads of the films. However, in the current economic climate we are facing an ongoing problem: that it is getting harder and harder to find sponsorship.
To make sure that we can continue with the SHU Rugby calendar and DVD / download projects we seek assistance with the funding. In return for investing at least £10 with this project you will receive copies of the 2016 calendar and film download upon release. Other rewards include exclusive photos and footgae from the promo shoot.
£10 - As a reward for your investment you will receive a signed copy of the 2016 calendar
£25 - For investing £25 or more you will receive a signed 2016 calendar and 'Making of 2016 Calendar' film download (or DVD)
£50 - For your investment you will receive the 2016 calendar and download (or DVD), plus all the photos from the photo shoots (including all the exclusive photos from the promo photo shoot, available only as a reward)
£100 - For your investment you will receive the 2016 signed calendar and download (or DVD), plus all the photos from the photo shoots (including all the exclusive photos from the promo photo shoot, available only as a reward) PLUS raw, unedited footage from the promo photo shoot including the bath footage, the garden and wall shoot and the infamous baby oil shoot!!
£150 - For this amazing investment you will receive the 2015 calendar and download (or DVD), plus all the photos from the photo shoots (including all the exclusive photos from the promo photo shoot, available only as a reward) PLUS raw, unedited footage from the promo photo shoot including the bath footage, the garden and wall shoot and the infamous baby oil shoot!! PLUS you will receive unedited tapes from ALL the other shoots AND a pair of SHU Rugby shorts (size XL). The shorts can be signed by the players if you wish... or you can look a right Bobby Dazzler wearing them down the gym, or on the beach, or even to play rugby in.
To have a look at our previous calendars and DVDs / downloads check out the Gallery and Shop sections of our website at www.shurugby.com or to purchase previous calendars and films either follow the link from shurugby.com or go direct to our online store at: www.shurugbyshop.co.uk
Trailers for the DVDs can be found on YouTube (just search: SHU Rugby)
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading, and thank you for your support
Paul SHU Rugby