New stretch target
If we exceed our target all the extra money will be put into our development fund. This fund is used to purchase new training equipment and subsidise the costs that new and existing players face such as transport costs, fees for match officials, water bottles, club ties and kit. This helps us achieve our mission of making the club and sport accessable to as many people as possible.
In 2016 we used some of our stretch target money to buy the running vests for our charity run. The players ran in aid of the Joe Gilligan Trust and raised over £600 for that charity and we bought all our running vests from the online store of our nominated charity NASS which made profit for them and also gave them a lot of exposure.
The SHU Rugby Annual Nude Fundraising Calendar and 'Making of' Film...
Each year we produce a fun, nude charity calendar and film sold to raise much needed money for the club to buy training equipment and pay for professional coaches to encourage new people from all backgrounds to try rugby in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.
We are also extremely proud to support our nominated charity NASS (the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society) and donate £1 from the sale of every calendar, download film and DVD directly to the charity.
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, DVDs and downloads 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.
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, DVDs and downloads. 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.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Sometimes 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 hosting of digital downloads of the films. However, in the current economic climate we continue to find it 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 us we can offer exciting and exclusive rewards.
Also - You can check out our previous calendars and films by following this link to our online store at: www.shurugbyshop.co.uk where you can also still purchase previous films and calendars.
Trailers for the DVD/download films 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