Help keep our hockey club going during COVID-19

by Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club in Wareham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd October 2021 we successfully raised £2,294 with 57 supporters in 28 days

We need support to help us through the COVID-19 challenges, to keep our community active, keep us playing hockey and attract more members

by Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club in Wareham, England, United Kingdom

Why are we crowdfunding?

Coronavirus has impacted many amateur sports clubs in many ways and Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club is one of these. Most opportunities to play last year’s season were cancelled due to the pandemic, these were opportunities to exercise, be part of a team, meet friends and raise our game competing. With the financial impact on many, the loss of opportunities to play, our junior side unable to train, some vulnerable players restricted playing and isolations, our normal ways to attract players curtailed, our membership is in danger of declining.  Whilst we played very little hockey, the club still had the normal running costs of affiliation fees and insurance which all had to be paid. We have been able to keep the club going but need your help.

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Our aim is to

1) raise funds for the club so we can pay our overheads, bridge the gap with new pitch hire costs and income to get going again.

2) not only survive the pandemic but give ourselves a chance to emerge stronger with a wide range of opportunities of hockey as some normality returns

3) encourage more people to come and enjoy playing hockey with us, from a range of ages, abilities and backgrounds, to experience this great sport

The good news is...

We have managed to complete a summer league competition and fixtures have come through for the forthcoming winter season.  We are ready with volunteer coaches and committee members. The plan is that, from September, matches and training for adults and juniors will commence once again.

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How can you help us?

You can help us in 2 ways...

1) please purchase a reward on this page

2) come along and give it a go!

Sport England have kindly agreed to match fund our total. They will give us an extra 30% on what we raise, but we need to raise at least £1200 to unlock this.

What's in it for you?

Hockey is a sociable team sport that anyone of any gender or age can play.  Many of us played it at school, or some of you may not have, but have always wanted to give it a go. This is your golden opportunity! Even If you weren’t sure in the past hockey we play is fun and umpired, training is planned with coaches for a range of abilities!

How does outdoor exercise and social contact on a regular basis, sound? After many of us have recently experienced vast periods of isolation, hockey can help our physical and mental health.

Hockey is available from the age of 6 until whenever.  It's easy to learn, great fun, initially equipment like sticks can be lent and the rules aren’t too tricky. Why don’t you join our hockey community? We want build a sense of community and cohesion after the pandemic as a club and via the crowdfunding opportunities you can find here! Who knows, you may become a regular hockey player, a spectator, social member or simply try new things and meet some new friends!

More info about us

We are increasing our profile in local outlets, such as the Wareham Advertiser and the Dorset Echo. 

Ladies match report in local press

Men's match report in local press

We have an active Facebook page and Instagram, where you can find out more information and see what is going on in our club at the moment, and visit our website.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Chocolate Christmas Hamper Raffle

For just a £5 raffle ticket you have a fabulous opportunity to win a chocolate Christmas hamper from this award-winning chocolatier. This hamper is brimming with scrumptious handmade chocolates of every description. This will be a Christmas present no-one will forget. Worth £100. To comply with prize draw guidelines: you can enter this raffle for free. Contact us via this site. The raffle will be drawn at the December committee meeting

£3 or more

Two Hockey Taster Sessions

Fancy giving hockey a go at our friendly and inclusive club? For just £3 you can come to two bespoke taster sessions on Wednesday 20th October and Sunday 7th November. Any age over 6 welcome. We have sticks you can borrow. Give it a go!

£5 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Social Membership

Become a social member of Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club. Usually £25 per year, you can enjoy coming to watch the teams, socialising and meeting new people at a friendly and welcoming club. You will have the opportunity to come to our Christmas dinner and end-of-season party, as well as other social events throughout the year.

£5 or more

1 of 12 claimed

Safety by the Sea Workshop - 27th March 2022

An introduction to sea and beach safety. Join Ed Elwood to learn how to keep you and your family safe in and around the sea. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of sea and beach safety, including rip currents. The workshop will take place on Sunday 27th March 2022 on a beach in the Purbecks. Location and time will be decided nearer the time based on conditions.

£5 or more

4 of 6 claimed

Birds and Wildlife Tour - 21st November 2021

Join Katie Black, Countryside Ranger for Purbeck to explore the fantastic nature and wildlife of Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Swanage. This unique tour is for a small exclusive group of individuals or friends. The November jaunt will look at migrant birds, trees and history, although they can be tailored to your interests.

£5 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Birds and Wildlife Tour - 8th May 2022

Join Katie Black, Countryside Ranger for Purbeck to explore the fantastic nature and wildlife of Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Swanage. This unique tour is for a small exclusive group of individuals or friends. The Spring tour will specialise on seabirds and wildflowers, although they can be tailored to your interests.

£5 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Embroided Polo Shirts

A choice of polo shirts embroided with the Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club logo. Perfect for wearing to matches or showing your support for our club.

£10 or more

9 of 30 claimed

Hockey Club Hoodies

A choice of colours of hockey club hoodies. Each hoodie has SWHC written across the back.

£12 or more

57 of 100 claimed

The 100 Club

Back for a second year, better odds of winning than the lottery! Pick a number between 1 and 100. Every month for a year you will have a chance to win £25, £10 or £5. Why not buy a number as a gift for a friend or family member. Once purchased we will contact you directly to pick your number. Numbers are drawn at monthly committee meetings. To comply with prize draw guidelines: You can enter for free. Contact us on this site.

£20 or more

3 of 4 claimed

A One-Hour Group Tennis Coaching Session

Fabulous half price offer!! A great opportunity to try tennis or improve your skills. Four 1-hour sessions in any timetabled activity: Beginners, Rusty Rackets, Improvers, Cardio Tennis or Junior sessions. See for more details: clubspark.lta.org.uk/JustPlayTennis

£45 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Introduction to First Aid in the Workplace

Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? Come on day's instruction on safety and first aid in the workplace at Durlston Country Park's Learning Centre. Learn important first aid and CPR skills. Contact us through this site for dates.

£49 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Branded Sharps Brewery Jacket

A Sharps Brewery branded jacket, available at a significantly discounted rate.

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Conservation Task at Durlston Country Park

A superb,discounted opportunity for your group (corporate, club or friends) to volunteer for a day at Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve, Swanage. The ‘work’ will provide you with the chance to help make a difference to the environment, by helping to cut and clear bramble and blackthorn from the internationally important limestone downland habitat. Get fit and go green. Date to be mutually agreed between October 2021 and February 2022

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Cream Tea for 2 at Anglebury House

Enjoy a cream tea for 2 at the beautiful Anglebury House in Wareham. Usually £10. https://www.angleburyhouse.co.uk/

£6 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10 voucher for Purbeck Pets

A £10 voucher to spend at Purbeck Pets in Wareham. They offer a wide range of pet supplies as well as being able to offer a wealth of pet-related knowledge.

£6 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£10 Voucher for Curtis Butchers

A £10 voucher to spend at Curtis Butchers, an award winning family butcher in Wareham

£6 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£10 Voucher for Harrys Bar and Cafe, Wareham

A voucher worth £10 to be spent at Harry’s bar and café in Wareham”

£6 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£10 Voucher for All Stars Sports Bar, Wareham

A £10 food voucher to be spent at All Stars Sports Bar at Wareham Leisure Centre.

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gift pack of Piddle Beer

A ‘trio of piddle’ gift pack from Piddle Brewery. Included is 1 bottle of Piddle, Cocky and Slasher ale. Usually £11. https://piddle-consumer.myshopify.com/

£9 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Cream Tea at Holme for Gardens

Dorset cream tea for two with home made scones, jam, local clotted cream and a pot of tea. Redeem at the Orchard Cafe at Holme Garden Centre.

£9 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Handmade Cosmetic Bag

Hand made cosmetic bag by local artist Jo Porter, featuring a lovely turtle design. Usually £12.50. Picture can be seen on her website: https://www.joporter.co.uk/bags?page=2

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hockey Glove/Handguard - Medium RH

Kookaburra Gauntlet Handguard, Black and White. Right Hand, Medium. With Poron Xrd® side bar for unrivalled protection and shock absorption Gripster Pittards® Leather palm and fingers – supremely soft and supple High Density Foam protection with modified ergonomic shape.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Tennis Hitting Session with coach

A hitting session at Swanage Tennis Club with qualified coach.

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Handmade Tote Bag

Hand made tote bag by local artist Jo Porter, featuring a lovely turtle design. Usually £15.50. Picture can be seen on her website: https://www.joporter.co.uk/bags?page=2

£14 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£20 Voucher for Rex Cinema

A £20 voucher to be spent at Rex Cinema, Wareham

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£20 Voucher for the Kings Arms in Stoborough

Voucher worth £20 to be spent at The Kings Arms in Stoborough. https://thekingsarms-stoborough.co.uk/

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sunday Roast for 2 at the Duke of Wellington

Enjoy a Sunday Roast for 2 people at the Duke of Wellington pub in the heart of Wareham town. Usually £25. http://www.dukewareham.co.uk/

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Private Tennis Coaching Session

A 1-hour, private coaching session with Ryan Trickey, tennis coach at Swanage Tennis Club.  This would normally cost £33.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Watkin Art Vintage Style Print

Your choice of A3 print from local artist Richard Watkin. Visit http://warehamframing.com/2020/12/watkin-art-prints, for types of prints available.

£145 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Coasteering Voucher for 4

Coasteering is a sea and cliff based adventure activity, which allows you to explore the Jurassic Coast under the supervision of qualified and experienced instructors. This fun water based activity involves rock scrambling, low level climbing, sea swimming, cliff jumping and cave exploration. Courtesy of Cumulus outdoors, 4 people can challenge themselves to this unique Jurassic Coast experience. www.cumulusoutdoors.com/adventure/coasteering

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