Richmond Dales Amateur Swimming Club (RDASC) is looking to our local community to help raise much needed funds to ensure the survival of our club.
Richmond Dales Amateur Swimming Club has been actively coaching successful competitive swimmers since 1976. Our membership base (over 130) covers a wide geographical area stretching right across the Yorkshire Dales and into the North East of England. We encourage participation in swimming from the age of 6 - 60 years + and we are able to tailor each swimmers programme on an individual basis. Richmond Dales is proud to act as the lead para club in the North East Region and train and coach the GB Down Syndrome Team.
Our focus throughout lockdown is to ensure all members remain engaged through an intensive program, this includes Olympic Guest speakers, online land training, education and cookery sessions. Like many organisations and businesses, our club has been financially impacted by the global pandemic. Without the ability to raise vital funds by holding swimming galas, plus additional costs to ensure we are Covid-19 secure and pool hire cost increases of 27% last year - we now face a £20k deficit! Our reserves can only stretch so far and unless we act now, we anticipate that we could be at breaking point before the end of the year!
Therefore, for the first time we are asking for your help.
We have a fantastic opportunity to raise funds via the 'Active Together' partnership in conjunction with Crowdfunding UK and Sport England. Crowdfunding works through individuals or organisations who invest in (or donate to) crowdfunding project and in return receive a potential profit or reward. We need to raise £10,000.00 to be eligible for £10,000.00 match funding. This is a great undertaking and we are asking our local community and all our members to get behind our '10K 4 10K' project and support us.
How can you help?
1) Your business could offer a prize, which will be included in one of our prize draw luxury hampers.
2) Your business may like to offer a reward to our donors e.g. 6 x 10% vouchers
3) Your business may like to offer a financial contribution or take one of our sponsorship packages
Bronze Sponsorship Package (cost £250.00) your business will feature as sponsor of the month on social media, website advert, marketing mailshot, cheque presentation and visit to the club.
Silver Sponsorship Package (cost £500.00) all the above, plus club championship swimming race and trophy sponsor, invitation for 4 at annual awards evening.
Gold Sponsorship Package (cost £1000.00) all of the above (bronze and silver), plus main sponsor at swimming competition in either Leeds, Billingham or Middlesbrough.
Platinum Sponsorship Package (cost £2500.00) all of the above (bronze, silver and gold), plus ‘2 Lengths of the Pool’ business presentation by Olympian Chris Cook (RRP £1800.00)
For more information and details of how to pledge your donation, please visit our crowdfunding page
If we are successful in raising £10K, swimmers have pledged to run, swim, or walk 10km to say Thank You.
Any support you may be able to offer would be gratefully received by the club.
Sarah Johnson (Fundraising Secretary)