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With your help, SUSU are seeking to raise money to help our students to still be able to participate in sports to the fullest extent possible during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a normal year, the Students' Union is able to fund out Sports Clubs, to allow them to compete against other universities in competitions such as BUCS and be able to afford coaching and equipment. Unfortunately, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has greatly reduced the money we have to be able to fund our sports clubs by over a half. This means that our current students are unable to enjoy the sporting opportunities which they should be able to. We have seen a 30% reduction in the number of students taking part in sport, at a time when the huge postive benefits of participating in sport for physical and mental health couldn't be more important.
For any of our clubs to receive the money raised, we need to raise at least £10,000. Whether you are in a position to donate or can help us in other ways such as sharing this project with your friends and colleagues, your help will be invaluable in us being able to continue to provide opportunities for our students to get involved in sport despite the pandemic.
If you would like to know more about the project or talk to someone involved in our Athletic Union, we would absolutely love to hear from you. Please contact our VP Sports, Sam Tweedle, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be giving you regular updates on how the fundraising is going and what our Athletic Union clubs manage to do with the funds raised on our Team Southampton Facebook page.
Provided we raise enough money to meet the minimum fundraising goal, our clubs will be able to apply to us for funding. Your donation could help one of our clubs afford to keep employing their coach, help them to purchase an essential piece of safety equipment or allow them to keep attending their competitions such as BUCS.
If we meet our funding goal, we have got a huge range of rewards to thank you from your contribution. From having your name immortalised in one of our bars, like the famous Stag's, getting your hands on some great Club clothing, or canoeing and powerboating trips, there is something for everyone!
You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help our students keep doing the sports they love.
Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.
Personalised email from a member of the Athletic Union thanking you for your contribution.
Estimated delivery: 1 January 2021
As well as a personal thank you email you'll also get your name in the Athletic Union Ball programme in acknowledgement of your contribution.
Estimated delivery: 1 May 2021
For a donation of £50, we'll immortalise your name in plaque recognising your contribution - to be put up in on of our SUSU bars on campus. You'll also receive the lower value rewards, as well.
Estimated delivery: 1 February 2021
Want to feel a part of team Southampton? If you donate £100, we'll send you an item of club clothing (your choice of size and sport!) as well as all of the lower-value rewards.
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Estimated delivery: 1 March 2021
Once the pandemic is over, we'll be putting on two kayaking or powerboating trips for donors to enjoy in small groups for those donating £250 or more. You'll also receive all the previous perks! Availability will be on limited dates. We look forward to you joining us on the water!
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Estimated delivery: 1 April 2021
For your incredible donation of £500, we'd love to invite you on a yacht trip organised with the University Sport and Wellbeing Team. You'll also receive all the previous perks! Availability will be limited to select dates for this reward. We look forward to you joining us on the water.
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Estimated delivery: 1 April 2021