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Help us, and the community, come back stronger

As always, we hope you are keeping well.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on communities, and it continues to remain uncertain as to when we will be re-able to reopen.

We are keen to come back, and rebuild, as quickly and strongly as we can. To that end, please consider signing up to one of our fundraising initiatives – Easyfundraising or Portsmouth Lottery.

Easyfundraising is ideally placed to help, as it is based on online shopping, which more and more of us are using during the current pandemic. It won’t cost you a penny extra, but the club gets a donation for each purchase you make through the Easyfundraising site.

The Portsmouth Lottery will benefit us directly, with a percentage of each ticket sold coming directly to the club; importantly, some also goes into a grants pot to support other local good causes. Many traditional funding streams have dried up completely during the pandemic, so this may be vital in supporting lots of other local causes.

Thank you for your support.

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Win Google prizes with Portsmouth Lottery

There are great prizes to be won on the Portsmouth Lottery!

As well as a chance to win a cash prize of £25,000 you could win 1 of 5 Google Nest mini bundles and a fitbit.

Just visit our page on the Portsmouth Lottery to purchase your weekly ticket! 50p from every ticket sold comes back to the club and helps us to keep our mat fees as low as possible and start to save towards mat replacement.

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Fundraising reminder

Just a quick reminder of a couple of ways that you can help us to raise extra funds for the club.

Use Easyfundraising… it’s quick, free and easy.

Simply register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk and nominate Court Lane Judo Club, or use this link:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/courtlanejudoclub/?invite=3H5QVP&referral-campaign=s2s

Using the link above will trigger an additional £5 donation to the Club when your own donation reaches £5.

Every time you shop online, go to Easyfundraising fund and shop from their partners. We get a percentage of the nett price, with no additional cost to you! Online shopping has already £470 in donations for us, from partners such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Dunelm, Regatta.

Installing the Easyfundraising app on your ‘phone makes it even easier to support the Club on the move!

Buy tickets from the Portsmouth Lottery

Purchasing tickets from the Portsmouth Lottery means we get 50% of every ticket price, with 10% going into a charitable causes grant fund.

To buy a ticket to benefit the club, visit:

https://www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/court-lane-judo-club

Buy a ticket now and you could win a Fitbit and Google Mini, as well as being entered into the weekly draw to win up to £25,000.

Currently we have sold 1,696 tickets raising £848 for the Club.

Why your support matters

There are a number of reasons why we value your support with our fundraising.

1. Most urgently, current numbers and mat fees do not quite cover the cost of hall hire. To give you an idea of costs, the total income from Easyfundraising to date does not cover the cost of one month’s hall hire.

2. To support the coaches. The club coaches continue to be unpaid, and fund their own coach development and revalidation.

3. Our mats are getting old. The 2×1 metre mats were purchased more than twenty years ago. The 1×1 metre mats were second hand from the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Whilst none need replacing yet, they are showing signs of wear and tear through constant handling. It would be prudent to start building up a mat replacement fund. At the last estimate, it would cost circa £5,000 to replace the current mats.

4. Ultimately, to have our own dojo (training hall), and be masters of our own destiny.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

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And it’s another big Thank You!

Easyfundraising is not the only way you have helped us – supporters have also been buying tickets on the Portsmouth Lottery. Funds raised already top £780.

Once again, these funds have helped us to pay hall hire fees when numbers have been low. We hope to start putting these funds into mat replacement in the future.

You can find out how to play the Lottery via our fundraising page. You could also be in with a chance to win an Amazon entertainment bundle!

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Thank you for donating via Easyfundraising!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to and used Easyfundraising to support the Club.

Your free to you donations have to date exceeded over £450.

This has helped us massively over the lean times with low numbers, as numbers grow we hope to start channelling these funds towards a mat replacement programme.

Full details of how to sign up to use Easyfundraising can be found on our fundraising page.

Thank you once again for your support.

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Amazon entertainment bundles to be won on Portsmouth Lottery

This autumn, 5 lucky players could win one of five amazing entertainment bundles. Each bundle consists of an Amazon Echo, a Fire TV Stick, an Amazon Echo Dot and a Fire HD 8 tablet. All players that have joined the lottery by the 2nd November will be entered in to the special draw, as well as being in with a chance to win up to £25,000 in the weekly lottery.

For every £1 spent on the Lottery, on tickets bought from our page, the Club receives a 50p donation, with 10p going to support other projects in the city.

In order to play and support the Club, visit www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk, and search for judo.

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Another Lottery winning weekend!

This weekend saw another winner on the Portsmouth Lottery!

Don’t forget to check your emails to see if it was you!

Every ticket sold via our page makes a 50p donation to the Club, and contributes to a good causes fund for all the City…and you could be in with a chance of winning £25,000!

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Another winning weekend!

Portsmouth Lottery results are in!

We have another winner – Remember to check your email to see if you’ve won!

If you haven’t signed up yet visit our page – https://www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/court-lane-judo-club

Have a great weekend everyone!
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More ways to raise funds for the Club

Easyfundraising update! Secret Escapes, Uber Eats, Hollister, goHenry, Stansted Express, Chiltern Railways and many more have all joined easyfundraising recently and will donate to Court Lane Judo Club at NO EXTRA COST to you when you shop with them! This is FREE money for us and it makes all the difference!

So please visit http://efraising.org/oOoE4uGERE and raise free donations for us when you shop!

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Another Lottery winner from the Club!

The weekend saw the 33rd winning ticket claimed by a supporter on the Portsmouth Lottery.

Remember, every ticket sold raises vital funds for the club and other good causes in Portsmouth.

You can register and play via https://www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/court-lane-judo-club

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