£7,790

raised by 5 supporters
Uffculme School , Devon Astro

Raising Funds for an All Weather Pitch

We are raising funds towards an all-weather pitch at Uffculme School for use by the students, local sports clubs and the wider community
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About the charity

Uffculme School , Devon Astro

Uffculme School is an Ofsted rated outstanding 11-16, non-selective Academy, serving a rural community on the Devon/Somerset border. We have no all-weather pitch here & are raising funds to provide space for our students, partner Primaries and the local community to play hockey, tennis and football

Story

Uffculme High School is a comprehensive, serving a largely rural community on the Devon/Somerset border with easy access to the M5. It caters for over 1,000 11-16 students and has a strong reputation both locally and nationally.

It is one of the only secondary schools in Devon without an astro turf pitch that would allow students to play a variety of sports in all weathers. The school has already been granted planning permission for this facility on the school site by Mid Devon District Council (MDDC).

The school already opens their doors every weekday evening and weekend to allow the public to use their gym, dance studio and sports hall. An astro pitch would just be an addition for the local community to use.

The school has made specific links with both Tiverton White Eagles Hockey Club (TWEHC) and Tiverton Mens Hockey Club (TMHC), both of which are growing clubs and are in need of more pitch space. There are several other sports clubs locally (football, tennis, rugby, athletics), that would utilise the facility once it has been built.

We are looking to raise a total of £550,000 through a mixture of grants and local fundraising.

Participation in sport is declining and the public health warnings by the NHS about child obesity is on the increase. Along with poor mental health in children. Participation in sport or PE at school can help to improve the health and wellbeing of children both physically and mentally, and possibly introduce them to a sporting community that can keep them fit and well for the rest of their lives. We believe providing the facilities for children and all those in the local community is the first step in changing our culture.

We appreciate that the total amount for this facility is huge, however every penny counts towards our goal and being able to change this community for the better. Remember this facility would cover the costs for its own maintenance and possibly generate some funds to plough back into developing this school for the future.

We would keep in touch with all donors and update the facebook page as to our progress re: timing for spending the money. Please carefully consider if you are able to contribute to this project. Every bit counts.

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Supporters

5

Max Graesser

6 months ago

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

Eoin Murray

6 months ago

£1,000.00

+ £250 Gift Aid

John Broomhead

6 months ago

Criminal that the school doesn’t have one . Great school , great PE dept. Let’s hope we can raise the money quickly so all children and the community have a facility they deserve

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

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Susan Williams

7 months ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

Mike Bradford

7 months ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Uffculme School , Devon Astro
Uffculme School , Devon Astro

Uffculme School is an Ofsted rated outstanding 11-16, non-selective Academy, serving a rural community on the Devon/Somerset border. We have no all-weather pitch here & are raising funds to provide space for our students, partner Primaries and the local community to play hockey, tennis and football

Donation summary

Total raised

£7,790.00

+ £305.00 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£1,220.00

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£6,570.00
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Raising Funds for an All Weather Pitch

Uffculme School , Devon Astro