Back the Bus

by team-surrey in Guildford

We did it
On 3rd July 2015 we successfully raised £20,503 with 224 supporters in 56 days

We’d like to do more work with local schools and get more players to more BUCS league fixtures - so help us fund a Team Surrey branded bus

by team-surrey in Guildford

New stretch target

If we hit our stretch target of £25,000 we will get a full bus wrap

Who are we? 

With 48 sports clubs and over 2,000 active students, Team Surrey has been aspiring to create a world class sporting environment for all students at the University of Surrey since 2005. From Rugby, Netball and Cricket to Snowsports and Dodgeball, Team Surrey’s 48 Clubs give students the chance to play the sport they’re passionate about.

Over the past 4 years we have had some amazing successes – leaping from 75th in the 2010 BUCS league table to 36th in 2014 – an incredible 52% increase – the highest amongst the 153 competing Universities. This year Basketball and American Football are through to the Premiership playoffs for the first time, and Women’s Fencing have secured their place in the premiership team. In this context it’s no surprise that Which? University has awarded Surrey the title of the Best University of Sports & Societies.

But we don’t want to stop there…



Why do we need your support?

As Surrey moves up the BUCS table and the number of students playing expands, more of our teams have to travel further around the country to fixtures. Often there is such a high demand for buses that many are forced to take public transport, which can be tricky especially for teams with bulky equipment.

“The minibuses are essential to the continual success of the Boat club, and it would be even better to turn up to a race proudly proclaiming our University on the side of it” said Ellie Willetts President of the Team Surrey Boat Club. “A new minibus would ensure the Boat Club can keep teaching students to row, compete nationally and represent the University at BUCS competitions.”But it’s not all about the glory of rising up the BUCS league tables (as great as that is!). We have over 300 Team Surrey Volunteers giving back to the local community, and increasing numbers of students are volunteering not just around Guilford but further afield. Our students help coordinate and deliver coaching sessions to local schools like Boxgrove and George Abbott in a range of sports including American Football, Hockey and Fencing. Other clubs work with the wider community - assisting young people with disabilities gain access to sport, and helping the elderly with gardening. A new bus will help us get more volunteers out into the local community to expand our growing programme.

This is where you come in.


We’re aiming to raise an enormous £20,000, which will cover the lease and all associated costs (such as tax) for three-years. With a new bus, teams and volunteers will only need to pay a subsidised rate for petrol, rather than the costs of either public transport or external van hire at full rates, which is much more expensive.

We’re offering a fantastic range of rewards to our generous backers, from free Domino’s pizza vouchers to 3-month memberships at Surrey Sports Park.

So please, help us get this bus on the road! #BacktheBus



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

An enormous thank you from 4,000 Team Surrey students and a shout out on social media

£10 or more

36 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

An exclusive Domino’s pizza voucher for University of Surrey students and a shout out on social media.

£35 or more

13 of 50 claimed

£35 Reward

A pair of tickets to watch the Surrey Storm v Mavericks game at Olympic Venue 'The Copper Box' in March 2016

£100 or more

9 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward

Your name listed in Team Surrey’s Hall of Fame at Surrey Sports Park

£120 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£120 Reward

A 3-month off-peak membership to Surrey Sports Park

£1,000 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Your company logo on the back of the bus for 3 years and additional promotional opportunities for just £1,000

£4,000 or more

£4,000 Reward

Your company logo on the most prominent position on back of the bus for 3 years and additional promotional opportunities for just £4,000

£15 or more

108 of 108 claimed

£15 Reward

Stand out from the crowd with your own Limited Edition Team Surrey Mug

£90 or more

16 of 16 claimed

£90 Reward

A pair of tickets to watch the Harlequins play live in Twickenham during the 2015/16 season.

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