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WitC joins forces with WASP

Swindon Wildcats in the Community are delighted to announce that they have been selected to take part in a new and exciting crowd-funding scheme.

 

The new campaign launched by WASP (Wiltshire and Swindon Sport),  offers local people the opportunity to support local sporting causes through a unique crowd funding platform (operated by Podium Partners).

 

This funding scheme is aimed at helping:

 

•             Young people, aged up to 25

•             Disabled people of any age

•             Organisations or initiatives that support them e.g. a young athlete struggling to meet their training costs, a disabled football team who need new kit or a school sports coaching initiative.

 

The funding initiative is aimed at helping people achieve their full sporting potential as well as developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible citizens.

 

Karel Bretveld, CEO of the Podium Partners Scheme said:  "It’s great to see sports projects that get more people more active taken into the community.

 

“Everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits that sport brings - team building, self-reliance, respect for others and of course personal fitness to name but a few.

 

“What better way to fund a project targeted at the crowd, than by crowd funding?"

 

Between September 2008 and April 2015, our community Schools Programme has worked with over 50 schools and more than 15000 children.  Our Learn to Skate programme teaches around 200 children in a normal week and over 350 per week during peak times of the year.

 

Due to the success and enthusiasm shown by local schools and their pupils, the programme is continually expanding year-on-year to allow us to reach even more children in Swindon and the surrounding area and speaking about the scheme, Wildcats Community Development Officer, Sam Bullas said:  “The whole Wildcats in the Community organisation is delighted to be involved in this new and innovative funding scheme.

 

“Our aim as a non-profit organisation is to develop sports participation and promote a healthy living throughout the entire community.

 

“Our dream is to be able to deliver our programmes, free of charge to every school in the Swindon area so enabling us to develop the health levels of the children in Swindon and the surrounding area.  However as we are a non-profit organisation we are financially limited so gaining donations from companies, supporters, friends and family is vital in enabling our programme to revitalise sports equipment and uniforms for the children to use, help pay for coaching fees, education and to assist in the transportation of equipment for community and school visits.  Donations also help to support the cost of facility hire and provide promotional material to increase our exposure within Wiltshire and the South West.

 

“Money donated goes a long way in helping us to benefit local children in all kinds of ways and I would appeal to anyone who can afford to make a donation – however large or small, to visit our Crowd-Fund page or call me on 01793 886 857 for further details".

 

The Wildcats in the Community Crowd-Fund page can be found at:  http://wasp.podiumpartners.org/campaign/5

 

 

You can support the Wildcats Movember efforts all this month.  Adam Harding, Jordan Hedley and Stevie Whitfield are leading the push to help promote men’s health this season and they’d be grateful for your support.  Click HERE to find out more and to make a donation.

 

Tickets for the next Swindon Wildcats home game are on sale now.  Hull Pirates are our visitors on Saturday November 14, 2015 with the opening puck dropping at 5:45pm.  It's our final Kids Go FREE promtion of 2015, so why not join us for another night of hockey action?!  Supporters are reminded that FREE tickets can NOT be reserved online.  All FREE tickets need to be booked via our Box Office on 01793 886 857.  FREE tickets will be available at the ticket office to walk-up supporters on the night of the game, subject to availability.

 

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