#SLEDGEPLEDGE Bring Fun & Opportunity to Ayrshire

by Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex in Newmilns, Scotland, United Kingdom

£1,270

raised of £45,000 target
23
supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by July 11th 2019 at 7:52pm

We are aiming to raise £45,000 towards the build of our new and improved tubing track.

by Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex in Newmilns, Scotland, United Kingdom

Newmilns Snow & Sports Complex (NSASC) is the UK's only charity ski slope. We are a volunteer led, community run social enterprise organisation who use snow sports as a mechanism for positive health, well-being, and social change in our local community.

 

The facility was council owned until 2004 when members of the community saved it from closure. In 2013, 9 years after taking over the running of the old ski slope from East Ayrshire Council, NSASC started a project to replace the old ski slope with a state of the art 110m main slope and 35m beginner slope. The new slopes have been in operation for six years and have proven to be even more successful than we predicted. We're now seeking to manage this growth by increasing our capacity. 

 

THE PROJECT

We are looking to build a brand new tubing track situated beside our party hut. The slope will be 10m wide and 50m long with a designated walkway.

We have been successful in gaining some funding from the wonderful Ayrshire LEADER to build the new tubing track but, we need to contribute £45,000 to the total. 

 

WHY WE NEED A NEW SLOPE

We have been growing each year and one of our biggest barriers to growth is our limited space. By building another slope we:

 

  • would have space for 30% more skiers and snowboarders.
  • could run tubing sessions at ANY time without having to block it off due to advanced ski sessions, increasing sessions by 20%.
  • would improve the safety of our users by separating snow sports and tubing.
  • could run additional support needs sessions at any time without having to close the slope.
  • can offer unlimited access to our jump for our young aspiring athletes.
  • would save thousands of pounds on maintenance by having a designated walkway for tubers - our mats have a much shorter lifespan if they’re walked on.
  • could have more groups at the slope during our peak times.
  • would reinvest any profit back into the facility and our community.

 

OUR IMPACT SO FAR 

In our first year operating after the renovations we had 8 volunteer directors, 2 full time and 3 sessional members of staff. We now have a team of 15 volunteers and trainees, 15 sessional and 4 full time staff. 

 

“I started skiing at the ski slope at school and was lucky enough be selected for the trainee program that funded my first ski qualification and I now work as a ski instructor whilst at college” - Harry Dawson (former 'Instructor and Volunteer Pathway' trainee)

 

This year we have delivered sessions to over 30,000 people, subsidised school trips for over 6000 pupils in deprived areas, taken on 4 new young trainees and created 8 new local jobs. We have also committed to paying the living wage as a minimum to all of our employees and gained our 'Investing in Volunteers' award.

 

“Newmilns from our initial visit, was welcoming, supportive and had a sense of fun and enjoyment and an obvious love of skiing and the sport from all staff (instructors and office staff).  I simply can’t praise Newmilns Snow and Sport Complex enough - they are amazing and have been so supportive, patient and encouraging with all of us.” Gill Darbyshire  (Customer)

 

One of our most successful projects this year was our Active Schools Sessions for primary school children in Ayrshire. 

 

 

"It has been incredible to watch young people develop confidence and build resilience through skiing, and to see some of them progress to competition after only a few weeks on the slopes." (South Ayrshire Active Schools)

  

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The project is expected to take 4 months but, once it’s completed, we would like to thank you for your support and give something back. That’s why we’re offering lots of rewards for all budgets valid from now.

You can find our terms and conditions here: http://skinewmilns.com/terms.html

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

1 of 200 claimed

FAMILY TUBING PASS

A reduced 50-minute tubing pass for 4 people. Available to use from now. Suitable for age 3+.

£10 or more

SLEDGE PLEDGE

A warm thank you and we'll add your name to our supporters list.

£15 or more

4 of 80 claimed

LAUNCH PARTY TICKET

A ticket to our opening party for our new tubing track. There will be music, burgers, ski lessons, tubing and lots more.

£20 or more

0 of 200 claimed

VIP TUBING PASS

A tubing pass for two people before we open the new track to the public. We'll even throw in a hot drink too.

£30 or more

0 of 50 claimed

MONTHLY SKI/SNOWBOARD PASS

A month lift pass for the main slope. Suitable for those who can already ski or snowboard. Valid Mon-Thurs 11-6pm (June-Sept) Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm (October - April), Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm. Collect when you're next at the slope.

£50 or more

0 of 50 claimed

SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG

Perfect for small businesses needing a nudge. We will post a public thank you to our 8,000 followers as well as a link to whatever it is you would like to push. You can give something away for maximum exposure - our last unpaid competition post reached 101,996 people on Facebook.

£60 or more

0 of 20 claimed

INSIDE A4 ADVERTISING SPACE (6 MONTHS)

A space in one of our indoor A4 poster slots for 6 months. We have them in the main hut, party hut and in the loo. Perfect for advertising your event or business.

£120 or more

0 of 50 claimed

TUBING PARTY

A tubing party on our new track at our cheaper rate (before it changes in August) for up to 25 friends including an hour in the party hut for snacks afterwards. Valid until June 2020. T&Cs apply.

£150 or more

0 of 40 claimed

SKI-SON PASS (WEEKENDS ONLY)

Annual Recreational Pass for an adult or junior (weekends only). Valid 11-4pm in summer and 10am-5pm in winter from November 2019 'til October 2020. This is a Crowdfunder special!

£300 or more

0 of 2 claimed

EVENT SPONSOR

Our race events are attended by approximately 100 children as well as their parents. We will put your logo on all promotional material that goes out to all Ayrshire schools as well as all social media posts for the event. You can also bring along a banner and/or table to the event.

£320 or more

0 of 30 claimed

ADVERTISING BANNER SPACE - MAIN SLOPE (12 MONTHS)

A space on our main slope for a 6m/3m banner, seen by over 50,000 per year. We'll also give you a plug on our social media.

£450 or more

0 of 20 claimed

STAFF DAY/NIGHT OUT

A three and a half hour slot including ski lessons and tubing for up to 25 people. You will also have the party hut for the duration of your booking.

£650 or more

0 of 1 claimed

YOUR LOGO ON OUR HELMETS

Wearing a helmet is compulsory at our facility and we have 100 helmets with prime advertising space. Everyone wants to capture themselves or their family having fun and your logo would be in all of the photos taken here at the facility. Stickers included.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

YOUR LOGO ON OUR JACKETS

As a team we come into contact with over 50,000 people a year. Your logo would be placed on the left arm of our jackets. We will also give you a plug on social media for supporting us.


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