Sports Traider charity was set up in the UK in 2010 by BBC Sports Personality of the Year Winner (Unsung Hero), Lance Haggith. It was set up to offer young people the support they need to fulfill their sporting potential including acquiring kit, equipment and coaching ... regardless of their background, ability or disability.
How do we achieve our goals?
Our retail outlets look and feel like conventional high street sports retailers. But we are different. Most of our stock is donated from top UK sports brands. They generously donate to us their surplus stock so that we can fulfill our mission of supporting grassroots sports and they can free up valuable shelf space without the need of disposing stock into landfill.
We also organise sporting events such as Hoops Aid where we showcase basketball, featuring Battle Back war heroes, community clubs, celebrities and professional players.
Why this crowdfund appeal?
The Sports Traider Mobile App will enable us to push our brand out to a much larger audience. It will transform the way we attract and engage with our supporters. The advertising revenue alone will have a significant impact on our profitability, enabling us to do even more for the grassroots sports communities we support. The Sports Traider App will feature:
News ... about community sports taking place around the location of our stores
Video ... featuring the wonderful projects we help fund and key messages from our celebrity supporters
Events ... the Event Calendar will link to an online booking system which will massive boost our potential to attract more attendees, more sponsorship, more donations
Retail Store Information ... each store will have its address, contact details and opening times arranged in order of proximity to the subscriber.
Social Media ... the app provides a one-click way for supporters to engage with Sports Traider and share our good news stories across all the major platforms
Your support will mean that we can capitalize on technologies made available to us and vastly improve our fundraising capabilities across our growing network of shops in Bedford, Watford, Gloucester and Nottingham.