Fitness for All

by DHSB in Plymouth, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th May 2024 we successfully raised £20,000 ( + est. £949.75 Gift Aid ) with 91 supporters in 56 days

Gym upgrade to support the community fitness and healthy lifestyles.

by DHSB in Plymouth, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Devonport High School for Boys 

Why are we crowdfunding?

We want to promote healthy lifestyles for our students but more importantly our community. The current Gym is under used due to its poor condition. This space could be transformational for students, parents and community sports teams who currently use our other sporting facilities. Local sports clubs and youth teams use our sport hall, Astro pitches and the  new Gym would help give these groups a space to help with strength and conditioning. Plus promote healthy living through classes and instruction.

How we’ll spend the money raised

The money raised will be used to transform the space into an up to date fit for purpose gym. We will need to decorate and make cosmetic changes to bring the space up to standard. The main costs will be the equipment and the video attached is a vision on how the space could look once completed. 

Community impact

This space will be used by our students during the school day. However our vision is to open this space up to sports clubs and teams who are currently using our facilities in the evenings and weekends as we are a community interest company, we are also looking to offer the general public membership at an affordable price as we believe the fitness and promotion of healthy lifestyles should not come at high costs. We want to create a community space that can be inclusive for all.

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

By donating £100 you will get your name on the hall of fame plus you will get an induction into the gym by our PE department along with 5 free sessions in the new space.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

By donating £5 we will give you a DHSB branded cup

£5 or more

£5 Reward

We can reward you with a PDF of the 'A Torch in Flame' book which is the history of DHSB up to 1987.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

By donating £10 you will receive a branded mug along with a picture of our iconic colonnade printed onto card so you can frame it as a nostalgia piece

£10 or more

£10 Reward

For £10 donation we would provide you with a DHSB branded Christmas tree decoration.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

By donating £25 you will receive an induction into our new Gym once it opens by a member of our PE department so you get the best out of the experience

£50 or more

£50 Reward

By donating £50 to this project you will have your name forever printed on the hall of fame in the corridor outside our gym space. This will show who has contributed to the space and will leave a legacy for your generosity. Be part of the change

£250 or more

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£250 Reward

By donating £250 you will receive exclusive access to be one of 10 first people to use the gym. These sessions will be pre arranged by our PE department who will be on hand to shape you fitness goals and induct you into the space. You will also have your name on the hall of fame.

£500 or more

1 of 6 claimed

£500 Reward

For £500 we will offer you an advertising space in the hall of fame to place an advert. We will work with you on the location and size of this advert to be in keeping with the community space. However it will show how your business has contributed to the health and wellbeing of the local community.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 Reward

We would offer you an advertising space within the gym area in a high viability and high footfall space. This will be limited and exclusive advertising space. The vision for this space would be in keeping with the gym but highly visible to the members / users of the gym.

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