Fundraising

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Fundraising

The Fund Raising team is headed up by Michelle Watson, who will deal with the club’s raffles throughout the year as well as organising some other fundraising activities to support club activities such as the Swim Camp and Development days and charities.  She can be contacted on FlitwickDolphinsFundraising@gmail.com

 

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The club is really proud of its record of fund raising. Over the last few years the club has raised over £25,000 for charity.  The channel relay swim in 2017 raised an amazing £17,095, with the money being shared between Great Ormond Street, Vasculitis UK, Mind, Save the Children, World Vision, Guide dog Association and the National Autistic society.

In 2019, the Jersey swim raised awareness and valuable funds for the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, a charity that supports families in Jersey with sick children needing treatment in the UK. In addition to this, the Flitwick Dolphins team also raised money for 3 charities close to their hearts:

Young Minds - the UK's leading campaigning charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

RNLI - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 22 people every day around the coasts and waterways of Britain and Ireland.

Solving Kids Cancer - supporting families affected by high-risk childhood cancers in the areas of neuroblastoma, brain tumours and sarcoma.  The swimmers chose Solving Kids Cancer in particular in order to raise money for local girl Lulu and her fight against Neuroblastoma in order to fund the treatment she requires at The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, hopefully resulting in the reduction in the likelihood of a relapse. This treatment is not available on the NHS.

 The Swimathon team (pictured left) raised £1,000.

 

 

Various fundraising activities are used to raise funds including bag packing at a local store, cake sales, raffles, easter egg tombola, coffee mornings, Eurovision sweepstake and a curry evening.  

We are always on the lookout for good quality raffle prizes throughout the year so please do hand in anything you would like to donate at any time. It will be stored safely and used at our various events.

As ever, thank you to all the club members for your much valued support and donations to the clubs fundraising activities. Always interested in new ideas, so please feel free to email with any comments or ideas.    

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The exquisite hand knitted Bunnies and Chicks shown in the picture are just £2 each which includes a chocolate creme egg inside each one. They make a perfect gift. If you would like any specific colour they can be pre-ordered by emailing FlitwickDolphinsEnquiries@gmail.com

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