Kilometres for Colchester Kings RFC!

by [email protected] in Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Kilometres for Colchester Kings RFC!

Total raised £475

£600 stretch target 4 days left
190% 26 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th May 2024 at 6:35pm

I’m raising money to support the Colchester Kings RFC, an inclusive rugby team which makes rugby accessible for many people in Colchester.

 New stretch target

TLDR: I am walking 25km for Colchester Kings on 5th May 2024 and then running the Colchester 10k running race for Colchester Kings RFC on 12th May 2024 - I would obviously love your support to help keep the community I love thriving into its 2024/25 season!  Any and all donations welcome 🙏🏻

From Colchester Kings RFC:

Our club is unlike any other - we've experienced exponential growth since our inception and provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all people. Our aims to engage LGBTQ+ people in team sports has been met with a huge demand and we've experienced many people joining us and playing sports for the first time, along with players who thought they'd never play again through fear of bullying, harrasment and exclusion. But, we believe there is still more work to be done on engaging people. 

We're crowdfunding to ensure that our club has a future, a place for people to get involved in team sports regardless of who they are. Our 3 main goals are: 

  • To prevent social isolation by providing a safe and welcoming environment
  • Get more LGBTQ+ people to join in team sports
  • Assist those who are financially vulnerable to ensure they can play

We're a volunteer-run community organisation and although we save by having a voluntary group of people run the club, there are still expensive overriding costs that we accept the burden of to help keep our team accessible to all members of our community. 

This year our big fundraising event is a sponsored walk - 25KM for KINGS. We hope to raise £3000 that will contribute to the running of our club. With our funds, we wish to: 

  • Provide bursary places in the 24/25 season for those who are financially vulnerable.
  • Continue to provide top-quality facilities for our team to train at throughout the year.
  • Purchase medical supplies for our team that help prevent injuries.
  • Help cover the entry costs for upcoming tournaments to develop our players' skills

By removing some of these barriers, we're able to engage more people in our team and welcome more Kings to pitch.

In addition to this, the weekafter the 25KM for Colchester Kings, I will also be taking part in Colchester 10k, a road running race which I am currently training for and any donations you would like to give for either event can be added here 🫶🏻

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