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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!