Middlesex Dome Badminton Revival

by Middlesex Badminton Dome in Southall, England, United Kingdom

£5,007

£12,000 target 31 days left
41% 73 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th February 2021 at 5:42pm

Middlesex Badminton Dome needs your support to help maintain, improve, and bridge the deficit due to Covid19.

by Middlesex Badminton Dome in Southall, England, United Kingdom

Who We Are

1610551229_the_beginning.jpgThe Middlesex Badminton Dome (MBD) formerly known as the Hounslow Badminton Dome was inspired by six badminton enthusiasts in 1978, who felt frustrated with the lack of badminton facilities in West London.  So keen were they to have a dedicated badminton hall, they remortgaged their homes and raised the funds to build the Dome.

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They finally found the land, a bare field in Hounslow part of a school and the dream became a reality.                                       

1610469006_dome.jpg MBD is the only dedicated badminton facility in London. In 1990 through funding, a sprung floor was installed and the County Association was then able to adopt the Dome as the home for Middlesex County Badminton. Since then it has also become a focus for local residents as well as local leagues and other groups of like-minded people-both adults and juniors to enjoy badminton in a sociable atmosphere. The Dome is run solely by volunteers, who are also players and coaches.

1610452849_dome_new_lights_nov_20.jpgIn 2004,  two further courts were added making the Dome a six court facility. In 2011 the Dome was a designated training centre for the World Championship (held at Wembley) and became a training ground for 2012 Olympic teams.

Many people have played and/or coached at the Dome over the years, most notably Gillian Gilks (who won several All England Titles and in 1976 held all 3 at the same time (Ladies Doubles, Ladies Singles and Mixed Doubles). This has never been matched either before or since. More recently Aamir Ghaffar, who represented England on 39 occasions up to 2005 and most recently Rajiv Ouseph who retired in 2020 having won many titles including the European MS U19 title, a Commonwealth silver medal in India in 2012 as well as appearing in the Olympic QF in Rio in 2016.

Testimonial

Rajiv Ouseph and family have endorsed our crowdfunding initiative and say: 

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The Pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic has hit us particularly hard. In the past ten months, we have only been able to open fully for two months and this has caused us immense hardship. We are a not-for-profit organisation and our reserve funds have been depleted. As a badminton facility, our revenue streams rely on memberships and court fees. As a non-profit, all income is reinvested in the Dome not just for improvements but for its daily running even when closed.

The  Dome prides itself for being a community-based organisation and thus caters to players of all ages and abilities. We have held all women Badminton classes, tournaments for handicapped players and much more. 

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To date, we have lost over £50,000 worth of income and find ourselves in a difficult position. Our membership fees and court fees are set at a level that allows us to subsidise our junior players and vulnerable groups. Without your help, we will find it hard to reopen for smaller groups such as juniors and family bubbles when permitted to do so and so would need to wait until this pandemic is over to allow all players to come back together. This would be a great loss both to the community as well as our juniors.

Badminton at the Dome is not only for play, it has helped many of our players to socialise with like-minded people from all backgrounds. The Dome is situated in Hounslow and many if not most of our players are black, Asian and players from minority ethnic groups and most live in some of the most deprived areas.  Without the Dome, many of these players have no other venue to attend.  

Meeting friends and family goes a long way to mental health and stability.

Your Donations

Your donations will help to keep the wolves at bay while spending on improvements, upgrades, maintenance and most importantly keeping our membership and court fees at an affordable level. To ensure that the funds are available to subsidise our kids, low-income groups, vulnerable players and to further ensure Covid secure protocols are followed. 

We want to do all those necessary activities to ensure a safe Return to Play as soon as permitted

Please help us and support the Middlesex Badminton Dome. No amount is too small.

                                      Donate, Donate, Donate!!!

We Can No Longer Play

We are saddened that all our players who have enjoyed the Dome's facilities can no longer play due to this pandemic.

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The Dome's Kids and Coaches

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A few of our Juniors

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Masters Bronze Open tournament Feb 2020 - Level doubles medal winners 

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Middlesex County teams over 45's

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Middlesex County teams - over 60's

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The County Champions 19/20 -The season cut short

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The County Champions 18/19

We Need Your Help and Support

Please help us and support the Middlesex Badminton Dome. No amount is too small.

                                      Donate, Donate, Donate!!!

Should you require any further information please contact us on info@middlesexbadmintondome.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

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Rajiv Ouseph - England Badminton T-Shirt

Rajiv Ouseph has kindly offered a personalised and signed England Badminton T-Shirt. To be collected at the Middlesex Badminton Dome

£14 or more

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Hennessy XO Cognac 5cl

A mini bottle of Hennessy's XO cognac, the granddaddy of extra-old cognacs - first bottled in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy. This is a blend of around 100 eaux-de-vie aged for up to 30 years. (To be collected at Middlesex Badminton Dome)

£15 or more

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GOSEN professional faucet shuttle feather GF-500

Badminton Racket review has kindly donated a tube of Shuttlecocks Professional grade goose Feather shuttlecocks with a natural cork, offers incredible stability, control and durability. Speed 4/78 To be collected at Middlesex Badminton Dome. Badminton Racket Review, Email: www.badmintonracketreview.com www.badminton-racket-review.com

£25 or more

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Learn and Develop your Skills with Millie Law

Our L2 coach Millie Law is offering a 1 hour 1:1 coaching session. The session will be on weekends only. The value of this session totals £55.00 this includes the Dome's court fees. For non-members, this will also include a one-day membership fee. (Subject to Covid Restrictions) Terms & Conditions Apply

£30 or more

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Family Badminton with Millie Law

Our L2 coach Millie Law is offering a 1 hour 2-4 coaching session. The session will be on weekends only. The value of this session totals £55.00 this includes the Dome's court fees. For non-members, this will also include a one-day membership fee. (Subject to Covid Restrictions) Terms & Conditions Apply

£60 or more

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Morena Morena Designer Ladies shoes

Morena Morena is offering a pair of ladies shoes to the value of £128.00 Stunning shoes with soft sports insole for impact protection, foldable outsole which is coloured and scented. Simply choose the pair you want on their website www.morenamorena.com and let us know the details. (Subject to terms & Conditions and availability and sizing)

£100 or more

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Need A Re-mortgage?

Property Mortgages.io are offering their free service to arrange a re-mortgage for you. Their fees are normally £300. The re-mortgage needs to take place within the next 12 months. As an additional benefit, they have kindly agreed to arrange your re-mortgages for a further 5 years. (Subject to Terms & Conditions)

£100 or more

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Asian Bridal Hair and Makeup

Professional Hair and Makeup artist Nageena Choudhry has kindly offered a bride to be her expertise, valued at £500. Travel cost not included and will need to be covered by you (Terms and conditions apply) available for the next 12 months, can be extended if Covid conditions do not improve. Instagram: @sapphiremakeup website: www.sapphirebride.com

£500 or more

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Legal Conveyancing Fee

Abbott Solicitors LLP of Luton is offering a conveyance to the value of £1000 in solicitors legal fees. Maximum property purchase value £1,000,000. Can be used in the next 12 months (Terms and conditions apply)

£25 or more

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Learn and Develop your Skills

Our L2 coach Dave Deoraj is offering a 1 hour 1:1 or 1:2 coaching session. The session will be at 12 - 1 pm on Sundays only. The value of this session totals £55.00 this includes the Dome's court fees. For non-members, this will also include a one-day membership fee. (Subject to Covid Restrictions) Terms & Conditions Apply

£65 or more

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Victor Hypernano x600 3u Badminton Racket

Badminton Racket review has kindly donated this Victor Hypernano Badminton Racket. This Racket allows you to be quick at the front and gives you power in your smashes. 6.8mm thin shaft makes the HX600 very aerodynamic and easy to swing. This Racket comes strung with Ashaway Zymax 65 at 25lbs pressure and a full racket cover. Weight:3U Grip Size: G5 To be collected at the Dome www.badmintonracketreview.com www.badminton-racket-review.com

£100 or more

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Rajiv Ouseph - England Badminton T-Shirt

Rajiv Ouseph - England Badminton T-Shirt Rajiv Ouseph has kindly offered an another personalised and signed England Badminton T-Shirt. To be collected at the Middlesex Badminton Dome

Let's make 'Middlesex Dome Badminton Revival' happen

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