5thElement Building Communities Creating Champions

by 5th Element Durham in Durham, England, United Kingdom

5thElement Building Communities Creating Champions
We did it
On 16th July 2020 we successfully raised £5,425 with 75 supporters in 36 days

To purchase Grappling Dummy's and training equipment to allow a phased return to youth and player development due to COVID-19.

by 5th Element Durham in Durham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our intention is to continually support our young athletes to compete at the highest level around the world providing them with excellent opportunities and life experiences through sport.


What is Our Project?

We are seeking to upgrade our training equipment and become a true club for the whole community by providing:-

* Grappling Dummy's to enable individual training and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

* Mats to further extend our training area so more children can return to training sooner.

* Wall padding to ensure Health & Safety within the new working area.

* Mobile mats to allow participation within schools creating an active pathway into the club.

Mats

Below is a picture of our Dojo and the second empty squash court area which will require matting and wall padding prior to use.



     







Equipment

These are examples of the Grappling Dummy's required to enable us to return to training. They will allow players to concentrate on their technique and fitness without the need for a physical partner therefore social distancing guidelines can be adhered to.

5th Element Jiu Jitsu Durham

We currently have over 240 members and prior to COVID-19 were running over 50 classes per week.  We have an exceptional Junior Competition Team and are home to 10 Junior World Champions, 16 Junior European Champions and 18 Junior National Champions across both Gi and No-Gi.  Although lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease a return to Jiu Jitsu as we know it is still a long way off and we have to find a new way of working.  With this equipment and expanded area we aim to continue to produce Champions of the future and to work with schools and the community by improving children's physical, mental health and overall wellbeing.


How can you help us?

The cost of the project is in the region of £5,000.  We have reached out to agencies for further funding but need to show our passion and commitment by raising some of the funds ourselves.  As a club we have already started fundraising by organising a raffle, on-line quiz and a sponsored club run/cycle from Durham to Finland, the destination of the ADCC Junior World Championships - we need your help!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Friends of 5th Element

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with...... * 5th Element window sticker * Supporters page - your name will be included in our special digital edition fundraiser publication

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

£50 Friends of 5th Element

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with... * 5th Element window sticker * Listing in our special digital edition fundraiser publication and on our Academy website fundraiser page * 1 ticket to our Halloween party * a huge thank you across all our social media platforms, unless of course you'd prefer to remain anonymous :)

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£100 Super Supporter

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with... * Supporters Wall - your own brick in the Academy printed with your name or company name. * Prominent listing in our special digital edition fundraiser publication and on the fundraiser page on our website * 1 family ticket for our Halloween party * a huge thank you across all our social media platforms unless you wish to remain anonymous of course :) * 5th Element window sticker

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Sponsor

* Advertising space within our Academy with your Company branding. * Team photo and press coverage. * Link to your website/social channels on the fundraiser page on our website. * Prominent listing in our special digital edition fundraiser publication. * Your company shared across all our social channels.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£1000 Academy Sponsor

'Academy Sponsor' - Customised Package to include Prominent Advertising space within our Academy with Company Branding. * Company branding on Team uniforms and banners at competitions. * Team photo and press coverage. * Your Company branding and website/social channels featured on our website. * Featured listing in our special digital edition fundraiser publication. * Your company shared across all our social channels.

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