Help keep Haringey Junior Ice Hockey inclusive

by Haringey Junior Ice Hockey Club in London, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £8,091

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £1002.75
£10,000 target 7 days left
80% 79 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st June 2024 at 2:14pm

We aim to raise £10,000 to help our ice hockey club. With your help, we can make ice hockey more inclusive for younger players.

by Haringey Junior Ice Hockey Club in London, England, United Kingdom

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We are the Haringey Hounds

We, the Haringey Hounds, are vibrant North London ice hockey club where passion meets purpose. We're a dedicated community of volunteers fostering young athletes from all backgrounds, on and off the ice.

We're inclusive 

Welcoming girls and boys aged 5-18, we celebrate multiculturalism and multi-faith backgrounds, creating a space where everyone feels welcome and supported. 

As the only youth ice hockey club in North London currently competing in matches, we embrace children from a wide region.

We're historic

Based in the Grade II listed Alexandra Palace, we've served Haringey and the North London community for over 30 years. 

Haringey has had an ice rink and hockey team as far back as the 1930s. Its 'Haringey Racers' competed in the first ice hockey match ever televised.

We're brilliant for kids

More than just a sport, ice hockey at the Hounds cultivates essential life skills. It's a fantastic way to promote 

  • Teamwork – working in teams, ice hockey players need to communicate and cooperate to win.
  • Focus – the fast-paced action requires players to maintain focus throughout the game.
  • Growth mindset – perfecting ice skating and stickhandling technique requires dedication and practice, rewarding players with tangible improvements.

Our commitment to youth development has been recognized, even earning us the EIHA Chairman South Development Award in 2018. 

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But we're struggling to support younger players 

COVID-lockdowns meant that Alexandra palace had to close and the club did not operate for over a year

This meant that a cohort of younger players who would have been introduced to the sport and entering our youngest teams did not exist. This gap is so significant in those age groups that we would struggle to provide full teams.

More importantly, it has significantly diminished our volunteer base. With young players the club is often fortunate to gain new coaches, managers, club administrators (players parents volunteering!). Given that hardly any new members joined the club in the last few years in younger age groups, we now find ourselves being significantly short of coaches and managers and other personnel. This funding would help to bring back a much needed development coach.  

We need your support to thrive again and continue offering these life-changing opportunities for future generations. 

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We need your help 

Your support will help us develop the club in a safe and inclusive manner, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to experience the joys of ice hockey. Your contribution will be directly used for:

1. Upgrading Essential Equipment: We need to replace worn-out equipment, especially the small goals used in U10/U12 training. This will create a safer environment for our young players to learn and grow.

2. Supporting Away Game Participation: Long-distance away games can be financially challenging for some families. Your donation will help us offset transportation costs, ensuring equal opportunity for all players to participate regardless of their financial background.

3. Investing in Coaching Expertise: While our dedicated volunteers are invaluable, specialized coaching can elevate the players' skills and knowledge. Your contribution will allow us to hire qualified coaches, helping our players reach their full potential in the sport.

4. Securing More Ice Time: As our club grows, we need more space for practices and games. Your donation will enable us to rent additional ice time, providing more ice to hone skills and foster growth.

5. Reduced Fees for Players in Need: Joining an ice hockey a team comes with registration and membership fees that can be prohibitive for individuals from low-income backgrounds. By contributing to our campaign, you're helping cover these costs, enabling players to take part in organized competitions.

By supporting these initiatives, you're not just donating to a club, you're investing in the future of our young athletes. You're helping us keep training fees affordable and ensure children from all walks of life can continue playing the sport they love.

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You can help in three ways

There are three simple ways to help 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!

Rewards

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

£100 or more

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Music recording with Nick Southwood

We have a fantastic new reward up! ⭐️Hounds Dad to 3 players: Nick Southwoood is offering up an afternoon in his recording studio. He has had a UK number 1 , a platinum and Gold Album that he wrote and produced. Plus recently set up his own label “Flying Brick” records signing “The Family Dog” which was entered for the Mercury music prize.This is will go quick, great value!

£5 or more

Skate sharpening

You can get your skates sharpened by our coach Ildar. You need to leave your skates with him and collect at the next training session.

£30 or more

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Hot Yoga at The Good Rooms in Muswell Hill

Have you tried Hot Yoga yet? Our lovely local studio. Has an introductory offer for 15 days of unlimited yoga so can try all of the classes out and see which ones you like. Recommended retail value is 39£ each. https://.thegoodrooms.co.uk

£8 or more

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Entry to public session at Alexandra Palace

Have a turn on the iconic People's Palace ice rink! Enjoy the view from outside and inside. The reward is valid for any public session booked online, excluding Disco Nights. https://www.alexandrapalace.com/the-ice-rink/book-now/#tickets

£10 or more

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£10 ORGANIC WINE

Who loves wine? We have a lovely bottle of organic Pinot Noir from Wildsong from our local shop Green Planet!

£25 or more

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£25 Pizza for two a the best pizzeria in town!

Pizza for two from our delicious Italian pizzeria Amici Miei. Authentic Italian thin crust pizza from the tastiest, friendliest spot in Muswell Hill. 29£ suggested retail value at www.amicimiei2go.co.uk.

£25 or more

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£25 tickets to Everyman cinema for two

Have a night out at the wonderful local cinema. Order the best guacamole in town at your seat or an ice cream sundae while you watch....Recommended retail value 37.80£ at www.everymancinema.com

£30 or more

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£30 Planet Organic Bag of products

Discover Planet Organic's own brand snacks and treats from our local shop. Remember they also offer a 10% parent discount through Muswell Hill Families. Get and stay healthy with fresh organic foods! Recommended retail value 50£ https://www.planetorganic.com

£45 or more

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Free haircut at Doodas hair and beauty

Free haircut at Doodas one of hair salons. Normal prices start at £53. The information on salons is at www.doo-das.com. Booking is necessary. Haircut only!

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