Sway Bowmen’s Sponsor a Plank Scheme
A search for full funding support is now underway at Sway Bowmen Archery Club with various applications made for funding support from national and local sources.
The target of £150,000 for the building of a new Clubhouse is the goal for the club.
The club has already put aside £15,000 of own funds, to start the process and has most recently received further support from the Parish Council - £400 and from Mr Barry Rickman our local NFDC councillor a further £600 under the individual councilor grant scheme.
The Club now wants to start a new scheme available to all, as we consider construction and materials to be used. This scheme is to be called:
Sponsor a Plank
The club is inviting club members past, present and those from the area interested in the club and its future to take part and sponsor us.
To be constructed of a modular system, there will be many timber parts used in the construction of the clubhouse.
Would you like to put your name to one of these and sponsor us?
- Short Plank: £10
- Long Plank: £20
- 1 Short & 1 Long Plank: £30
- Family option: £40
What do you get in recognition?
- Our huge thanks and appreciation
- When complete the clubhouse will have a display in the main meeting area with all sponsors names noted as worthy contributors to the new building.
Be sure when making your donation you sign up to or confirm gift aid this will add another 25% to the value of your donation.
A great idea? If you think so then sign up and donate, we’ll be holding some open days at the club during the spring and summer months, come along and we’ll be happy to show you our plans and demonstrate shooting!
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Simon appeared on Radio Solent's Katie Martin show to put forward our case for funding from the 'Community Chest' to improve access to the club house for disabled members. On Friday the adjudicator Chrissie Pollard made the awards and Sway Bowmen were awarded £300.
A great big thank you to BBC Radio Solent and the Community Chest and well done to Simon for putting our case so eloquently.
A big thank you to Waitrose and all their customers who dropped a green coin in the collection box at the Lymington Branch in October. The club received a cheque for £161.
SWAY BOWMEN THANK LOCAL SPONSORS
On Sunday 3 July at its White Rose Shoot, Sway Bowmen were able to say thank you to two local organisations that have generously contributed funds.
Sway Bowmen currently pays rent for its archery field which is a serious limiting factor for the future development of the Club, and so it has been decided to try to buy the freehold. There is daunting sum of money to raise and plans are afoot to seek funding from grant-making organisations, however Sway Bowmen will inevitably be required to contribute at least ten percent of any grant that is made. Consequently the Club has plans to hold "Have-a-Go" events as well as other fund-raising activities. It is also looking to develop partnerships with local businesses who are willing to become a sponsor of the Club, and in return Sway Bowmen will provide "Have-a-Go" and team building events.
In order to help in this massive task, Sway Parish Council has very generously funded the purchase of a mini marquee which will be put to good use to provide shelter from the elements during fundraising events as well as regular Club activities. On Sunday Councillor Carol Gates, Chairman of Sway Parish Council, attended The White Rose Shoot and presented the prizes. She was also able to see the mini marquee used for the first time and benefited from the shelter it provided from the blazing sun that day.
Councillor Mrs Gates with members of Sway Bowmen under the new mini marquee.
Councillor Mrs Gates presents The White Rose Trophy to Susan Magner
and Mr Bryan Golden with tournament organiser Mike North (right).
Sway Bowmen took the opportunity to also thank New Milton Lions Club for a most generous donation to the fundraising account, and Mr Robin Jackson and Mr Tony Baker from NM Lions Club were given the honour of starting the proceedings by shooting the first arrows of The White Rose Shoot. It is not as easy as it would appear to shoot arrows accurately, but Robin and David did very well indeed! Sway falls within the domain of the NM Lions Club and it was the first time that anyone from the Lions had attended an event at the shooting field. Both Robin and David recognised there is a great opportunity to develop community relationships and it is hoped this can be built on in the future.
Robin Jackson (left) and Tony Baker (right) from NM Lions Club shoot the first arrows of The White Rose Shoot.
If anyone is interested in exploring the possibility to hold a “Have-a-Go” session as a team building
exercise or just for some fun please get in touch.
On the 18th June, a work party successfully installed the ‘GrassProtecta’ to assist wheelchair archers during damp conditions. This was made possible by a generous donation from Archery UK, Hampshire County Council and the New Forest District Council.