Be our hero - let's get our Sports Campus OPEN

by Royal Latin School - Sports Campus in Buckingham, England, United Kingdom

£1,330

 
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+ est. £262.50
£20,000 target 41 days left
6% 15 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th January 2021 at 12:27pm

We need to finish our game-changing building project to improve the wellbeing and fitness of our young people and our community.

by Royal Latin School - Sports Campus in Buckingham, England, United Kingdom

  • Historically the worst-funded state school in the UK
  • Ambitious and inspirational capital investment programme 
  • Focus on youth and community health, fitness and mental wellbeing
  • £2.75m raised
  • £250,000 needed
  • Community lecture facilities, fitness suite, sports tech lab, mind & body zone
  • Join us, be a game-changer. We can make this happen together.

What is our aim? To change the game!

We've started doing something game-changing for the wellbeing of our young people and local community - but we need more help. Tackling our vulnerability and building our resilience has never felt so important, and so we really want to finish what we've started so we can open the doors of our Sports Campus and start making a difference where it matters.

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Our inspirational £3m Sports Campus has been our vision for four years. We're getting close, and it's going to be amazing. We want to deliver a new first-class sport and wellness facility that is pivotal in inspiring and encouraging ALL our young people in our school and local community to gain a passion for sport, health and wellbeing that will protect them now and in the future. It isn't always easy to get EVERYONE interested in looking after themselves, but that's our aim, and we want to do everything we can do achieve it.

The Sports Campus will be a gateway for fitness and learning - a world-class 3G pitch, a state-of-the-art fitness suite, community lecture facilities, a high-tech sports lab, and a mind and body zone. All will work together to create an innovative and exciting solution - bringing science, sport, technology and well-being together under one roof. We want to turn the tide on the increasing inactivity in our youth, and provide our local community and user groups with brand new exciting facilities too, including primary schools, special schools, vulnerable groups and adults of all ages.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the importance of health and wellbeing into clear focus for us all and what we're doing couldn’t come any sooner. Coupled with this, due to new restrictions on movement within schools, and grassroots sports being curtailed, levels of inactivity amongst our youth are being reported as a problem across the nation. 

We need to get everyone back on their feet.

Rather than wait any longer, we want to get the doors open. Could you be part of the crowd that helps us make this happen? Can you join us? 

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We're doing this by ourselves, with like-minded supporters that believe in our mission

Central Government funding isn't enough to make our project happen so we have committed to change the game ourselves. We're ambitious, and continue to exhaust every avenue, every prospect, every fundraising idea. Against many odds, and with a lot of hard work, perseverance and enthusiasm we have successfully raised £2.75m and now have "just" £250,000 to get us to the finish line. Our students and our school community have embraced the challenge and got really stuck into doing everything they can do play their part - they've swam, run, danced, golfed, netballed, trekked, cycled, cooked, fancy-dressed; everything they can think of. And we've also been lucky to gain the attention and support of some high profile bodies that have contributed to what we're doing - the Football Foundation, London Marathon Charitable Trust, Lillingstone Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, and Racelogic. We're still going, still innovating, still persevering, but we now need to look outside our school community to find more supporters, more like-minded people, more people that want this to happen, to give us the power to get this project finished.

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Any contribution you can make will help us get closer to our target and will strengthen our resolve to forge ahead to get the building complete and the doors open, sooner.

The Sports Campus - what's happening right now?

We started building our 3G pitch in March, weeks before schools were ordered to close but we stuck to our guns, forged ahead and completed it, and were able to open our 3G pitch for when we opened in September and are so pleased that this is now in use both in school and in our wider community already. We are now at the stage where we have started the foundations of the Sports Campus building and we want to be able to start 2021 with the confidence that our fundraising is nearly complete hence the need to boost what we're doing.

The Coronavirus pandemic this year has given us challenges in our fundraising, but also cemented our passion that what we're trying to achieve is needed more than ever. Please help us keep the momentum going and help us reach our goal as soon as possible!

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Join us - be a game-changer - we are stronger together

Could you join our community of game-changers and be part of this success story? We need to start 2021 with a boost, and accelerate what we're doing.. we hope that you will take a look at our project and be part of the crowd that helps us. 

We are so close.

Every donation, at any level, will help us get there, so please show your support to us if you can.

THANK YOU.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£300 or more

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Buy a Golden Brick - and make this dream come true

Sponsor one of 50 limited-edition golden bricks as part of the Sports Campus building fabric and have your chosen inscription engraved in the main walkway of the building forever. Remember a loved one, a family, a friendship group, and literally, help us build our dream! You will also have your name included on a digital wall of thanks on our website and social media. Send us a bit of sparkle, buy a golden brick today. Thank you!

£20 or more

Sports Campus Star - receive a digital thank you!

Donate £20 and become a Sports Campus Star, part of the brilliant crowd that "made it happen". Each person that donates £20 or more, will be given the chance to have their name included on a digital wall of thanks on our website and social media, and will be included in a digital thank you screen within the Sports Campus for its first year. Go on, be a star!

£50 or more

Be a Sports Campus Super Star - in a time capsule!

Donate £50 and become a Sports Campus Super Star, part of the brilliant crowd that "made it happen". Everyone that donates £50 or more will have their name included in a digital time capsule within the building as a piece of history, as well as be included in the school archive. You will also have your name included on a digital wall of thanks on our website and social media alongside our other crowdfunding supporters. Thank you Super Star!

£125 or more

Buy a Brick - and help us build our dream!

Donate £125 to sponsor a brick as part of the Sports Campus building fabric and have your chosen inscription engraved in the main walkway of the building, forever. Remember a loved one, a family, a friendship group, and literally, help us build our dream! You will also have your name included on a digital wall of thanks on our website and social media alongside our other crowdfunding supporters. Be a brick, and buy a brick!

£500 or more

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Sponsor a Hero - and surround us in inspiration!

Donate £500 and help us create an inspirational wall of sporting heroes that will sit within our Sports Campus and surround our students and future generations with the aspiration to work hard, go further, and achieve great things. We will contact you following your donation to nominate your hero/hero quote and design your plaque. Be a crowdfunding hero and sponsor a sporting hero today!

£1,000 or more

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Become a Corporate Pitchside Supporter

Pledge £1,000 and utilise our public-facing pitch hoardings to display an inspirational branded message, for a 12 month period. Gain visibility and affinity with all of our school and community users by being present "where the action happens" as well as be recognised on our social media channels. All Corporate Pitchside Supporters will also be given a team entry into the RLS 5-a-side tournament, suitable for friends or work colleagues.

£2,500 or more

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Become a Sports Campus Major Donor - Bronze Level

We are looking for 20 Bronze-Level Supporters of the Sports Campus who will make a significant contribution to our fundraising goal to make our project a reality. All Bronze-level sponsors will (if desired) have their name included on a major donors' bronze plaque inside the Sports Campus or alongside the 3G Pitch. Major donors will also be included in a digital wall of thanks - on our website and social media, and in our school archives.

£5,000 or more

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Become a Sports Campus Major Donor - Silver Level

We are looking for 10 Silver-Level Supporters of the Sports Campus who will make a significant contribution to our fundraising goal to make our project a reality. All Silver-level sponsors will (if desired) have their name on a major donors' silver plaque either inside the Sports Campus or alongside the 3G Pitch. Major donors will also be included in a digital wall of thanks - on our website and social media, and in our school archives.

£10,000 or more

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Be Sports Campus Student Fundraising Match-Funder

We are looking for 2 x Match-Fund Supporters to encourage and reward our students who are hard at work aiming to raise £20,000 themselves by the end of the year. Your £10,000 pledge will be used to match-fund their achievements and double their efforts. You will (if desired) have your name on a major donors' plaque inside the Sports Campus or alongside the 3G pitch. Major donors will also be included in a digital wall of thanks on social media.

£10,000 or more

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Become a Sports Campus Major Donor - Gold Level

We are looking for 5 Gold-Level Supporters of the Sports Campus who will make a significant contribution to our fundraising goal to make our project a reality. All Gold-level sponsors will (if desired) have their name on a major donors' gold plaque either inside the Sports Campus or alongside the 3G Pitch. Major donors will also be included in a digital wall of thanks - on our website and social media, and in our school archives.

£20,000 or more

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Become a Sports Campus Sponsor - Platinum Level

We are looking for 5 Platinum-Level Supporters of the Sports Campus who will make a significant contribution to our fundraising goal to make our project a reality. All Platinum-level sponsors will (if desired) have their name on a major donors' platinum plaque inside the Sports Campus or alongside the 3G Pitch. Major donors will also be included in a digital wall of thanks - on our website and social media, and in our school archives.

Let's make 'Be our hero - let's get our Sports Campus OPEN' happen

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