Ipswich RFC needs you! YES YOU!!!
AND YOU CAN ENJOY SOME GREAT REWARDS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The pandemic has affected all of us, and whilst we all look forward to hopefully a better year ahead, the year just passed has left a big hole in the club’s financial position. We have not been able to host any real hospitality and fundraising activities at the club over the last year, and many sponsors have been unable to provide their usual support due to the impact of the virus on them. We have a short window of opportunity to benefit from Sport England matched funding to help our club, so please read on to help us!.......
Our club is a great community hub and we are proud of all our parts, from our minis who join the club from 5 years old, through our boys and girls youth sections and up into our womens and mens teams. Pre-COVID we were growing all of these areas, and as we return to action we want to continue to look forward and support all of our current and future members. YOU CAN HELP US AND BENEFIT TOO AT THE SAME TIME!
The aim of the Fund
We have teamed up with Crowdfunder and Sport England to bring you this support campaign for our club. We need to raise a minimum of £20,000 (from a minimum of 100 donations). If we do this, Sport England will provide matched funding for project!
This has to be a real club and community effort as our £20,000 target is an “ALL OR NOTHING” appeal. If we fail to meet this target by our deadline of 9th July, we will not benefit from the Sport England funding. So we all need to pull together over the summer to hit our target!....
DID WE MENTION THE GREAT REWARDS?!!......
The funds raised will give vital life-blood to the club to allow us to continue normal rugby operations for the 2021/22 season. Importantly we will also be able to provide floodlighting to Pitch 3 at the club which will offer much needed additional midweek training space for our girls, boys, women and men. We will truly be "Lighting Up the Future"! Read on to find out how...
Everyone can help - here's how to do it!....
Spread the word – share, comment and like this with others via all of your social media sites – let’s see if we can really make our campaign famous far and wide
Donate if you can, using the donate button – remember if you give £10 and we meet our match funding criteria that amount becomes £13 for the club!
Buy a Reward – instead of donating, you can select a Reward to purchase from the list on this page. There are some great rewards, so have a browse and buy what takes your fancy! Many of these are a at great discounts to normal price so grab yourself a bargain as well as supporting us!
Donate a Reward – if you can’t donate money, please consider if you can donate a prize which we can offer to other club supporters as Rewards. We will feature your business on our fundraiser and thank you on our social media channels! This can be a great way for businesses to gain new lifelong customers! Email us at the club or get in touch on our social channels to get involved...
Get yourself sponsored – complete a challenge, run an event, and direct your backers to our Crowdfunder to support you! Have some fun, set yourself a challenge and raise some funds while you're at it!
Ipswich RFC is a major local amateur sports club with nearly 1,000 members aged from 5 to 85! We were founded in 1870 and celebrated our 150th anniversary in the season 2020/21, which obviously was decimated by the COVID pandemic. We are one of the oldest open rugby clubs in the world!
We run mixed age groups from Under 6 to Under 11s and then boys and girls rugby all the way up to Under 18 under our “Ipswich Rugby Academy” banner. We run 3 senior mens teams and a growing women’s section!
We are a Rugby Football Union accredited club and an affiliate club of Northampton Saints. We aim to provide a pathway for players and coaches to enjoy our brilliant game and develop to the best of their abilities.
Please help us to help our club survive and thrive and continue to deliver the core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship throughout our community.
*Big Independence Day Prize Draw Terms & Conditions
Entry for people over 18 and only residents of Great Britain. No limit to entries to the draw. The promoter of the Prize Draw is Ipswich Rugby Football Club. The Prize Draw will be open for entries from 11.59pm on 13th May 2021 until 5pm on Sunday 4th July when the draw will be made at Ipswich RFC. Winners will be selected at random by drawing at random from all entries. Prizes can be claimed on the day or from the club over subsequent weeks. Any unclaimed prizes after end July 2021 may be retained by the club. For free entry please send a stamp addressed envelope marked "Big Independence Day Draw" to Ipswich Rugby Football Club, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3PZ.
Data for entries will be held in line with our data protection policy which can be seen at www.ipswichrugby.com/d/documents.html?group_id=10856