Every year players from SHU Rugby get their kit off for the calendars 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' DVDs 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; build their confidence, make new friends, learn new skills and benefit from a safe training environment with professional coaches.
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.
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 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.
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 encurred throughout the shoots and production of the calendars and DVDs. (This year we also wanting to develop our online store to provide the films as downloads as an alternative option to purchasing DVDs.) However, in the current economic climate we are facing a common 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 2014 calendar and DVD (or film download) upon release. Other rewards include an exclusive film containing footage not available on the DVD release, plus exclusive photos from the shoots.
To have a look at our previous calendars and DVDs check out the Gallery and Shop sections of our website at www.shurugby.com
Further information about the history of the SHU Rugby projects can be found at www.manningsportsmedia.com
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