We love sport and we believe sport can help make a significant difference to good causes.
We are Legacy 300, a social enterprise born in 2012 with an innovative idea: raise money for good causes through exciting sport events where people like you can meet their favourite GB Olympic athletes in person and compete with them.
Imagine rowing with a GB gold medallist like Kat Copeland, Andy Triggs Hodge or Alex Gregory or rafting on the Olympic course with the slalom canoeist gold medallist Etienne Stott. Or, cycling the Olympic velodrome and then getting a medal from an actual GB cycling gold medallist?
We work closely with charity organisations and the tickets to join our experience days are sold through charity auctions, over the last three weeks alone we helped raise money for Make A Wish, the Kent Cancer trust and the Dallaglio Rugby works. Legacy 300 has always been a universal fundraising platform available to all good causes, for a more comprehensive list of these good causes click here.
We are proud to say in the last six years, participants on our experience days have paid their entry fees and donated a further £464,150 (as of 21/11/2018) to the good causes auctioning these opportunities.
Every time we organise an event there are some costs that need to be paid upfront (venue hire, equipment, staff, photography and the like), and we use the entry fees customers pay to secure a place to cover for that. No charity has ever paid a £1 to Legacy 300.
That’s where we need your help. We are seeking to crowd fund places to donate to charities (you can choose which specific one you want to support), so when they sell them at auction the entry fee is already covered (on average, a £100 entry fee generates £276 at auction).
Think about it: if you donate £10 to a good cause, all they will receive is £10. If you help crowdfund a place on one of our Athlete experience day, the value of your donation will multiply at auction.
That means more money for a good cause!
THE FOCAL POINT OF THE CROWDFUNDING.
In 2019 we have three special days delivering unique sporting days with Olympic Gold Medallists and this appeal is to crowdfund places on these days for your choice of good causes to generate vital funds from and significantly add to the £464,150 already raised by the GB Olympians.
Your crowdfunding of places will maximise the charitable donation made at auction by the participants on these and also widen the number of good causes that will take advantage of these three special days.
In February 2019, we have a Charity Track Cycling championship at Lee Valley Velo Park, the chance to ride the Olympic track, post a flying lap time and meet a gold medallist. Full details here .
In May we firstly have a Charity Tough Rudder helmed by one of our gold medal winning slalom canoeists Etienne Stott or Joe Clarke, who will be on hand to guide you down the white knuckle ride that is the Olympic white water centre. Full details here.
Then the trilogy concludes with the chance to form a four with an Olympic Rower in your boat as you row some of the famous stretch of the Thames that is Henley all described here.
THE PLAN IS SIMPLE: AFTER ALL ITS WORKED ON 446 SEPARATE OCCASIONS ALREADY.
- An entry to a Legacy 300 event will always be multiplied at auction.
- On average since 2012, a £100 entry fee generated £276 at auction.
- By donating £5- £20, your original donation will be multiplied at auction.
- Or, you could even donate a place directly to your chosen good cause.
PREVIOUS EXAMPLE OF LEGACY 300 CROWDFUNDING WORKING.
- Last #GivingTuesday we ran a test crowdfunding campaign based on the principle that by working with GB Olympians we could take charitable donations of £5-£20 and multiply these into larger amounts.
- We raised enough money (£240) to provide two White Water Rafting places up for auction.
- Mr Richard Fogerty was drawn to choose the beneficiary - he chose Cystic Fibrosis.
- In March 2018 two Rafting places that were crowdfunded (£240) generated £425 at auction for Cystic Fibrosis at the Sunflower Ball in Hinckley.
So, each INDIVIDUALS donation of £5-£20 helped to generate £425 for Cystic Fibrosis.
THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP.
- Like last year we want to crowdfund places on these experience days, to give to the good causes chosen by you.
- They will multiply that at auction (we have 464 previous examples of this.)
- Every £300 raised, one donor will be drawn and a good cause of their choosing will benefit from their choice of experience days.
HOW WE WILL RUN THIS:
- When making a donation use the comments section to state the good cause you wish us to support.
- Also please take a further minute to comment on the pinned post of our crowdfunding events facebook page, which good cause you want the experience day donated to.
- In December 2018 we will have a final total raised and the places will be allocated accordingly,
- For every £300 received in donations for specific good causes they will receive an experience day or days to that value to auction off in 2019.
- From all the other donations we will generate a draw every £300 received in donations.
- We will draw out a name from the donors who have got us to that figure and their chosen good cause will be donated and experience day to auction off.
- Buying a sport specific experience day place through this appeal, will generate a second place to donate to the cause of your choosing. See the Rewards section.
We will give you updates on Twitter @BritishAthletes and www.facebook.com/legacy300 as to how your donation has gone though we will also ask the good cause to inform you as well.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Spread the word to those you know are into these sports or are supporters of your chosen good cause.
- £5-£20 donations to help crowdfund places for good causes.
- Donate a place to the good cause directly.
- Buy an experience day for yourself at retail prices, to give as a gift and donate an additional place to the good cause of your choosing.
You can also donate multiple places directly to your chosen good causes for them to auction off in your name. Please contact Legacy 300 separately to arrange this.
From exclusive discounts on future purchases, video messages from the GB Athletes, social media shout outs and the chance to win an ultimate pass to 2019’s Experiences, we are hopefully showing that we appreciate this support.
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And the Olympic athletes who have helped raised £464K for good causes since 2012 in order of appearance;
Steve Rowbotham, Bill Lucas, Tom Solesbury, Rebecca Romero, Natasha Page, Zara Dampney, Shauna Mullin, Dani King, Alan Campbell, Tim Baillie, Andy Triggs Hodge, Alex Gregory, Steven Burke, Philip Hindes, Matt Langridge, Jess Eddie, Poly Swann, James Foad, Sam Townsend, Matt Gotrell, Etienne Stott, Scott Durrant, Kath Copeland Shanaze Reade and the dozens of future sporting stars waiting in the wings to deliver these days.