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Ian Simmonds

Ian Simmonds is crowdfunding



£1,695raised of £10,000 target by 36 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help fund the purchase of our glider airfield

Eyres Field, Dorset

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


Our situation

Dorset Gliding Club has found itself in the position of having its airfield sold by the landowner.

We are trying to raise an extra £10,000 through crowdfunding, to help Dorset Gliding Club maintain a bright and secure future and still provide flying opportunities to all.

Who benefits from Dorset Gliding Club?

Everyone! Gliding is a sport open to all, young or old.

If you have ever dreamt of flying but thought it would be expensive, gliding provides a safe and affordable way to learn to fly.

Using the same naturally occurring currents of air that birds use to fly, gliders can soar 100s of miles across open countryside, at great height and speeds of over 100mph all without an engine.

Those who try gliding with Dorset Gliding Club discover the possibilities of this amazing adventure sport.

Why should you donate?

Dorset Gliding Club is one of the oldest gliding clubs in the country and can claim to have trained pilots who have gone on to become national champions. Without a gliding field to support Dorset, opportunities to discover the magic of flying will be more limited and potentially expensive for those who wish to learn.

Gliding provides more than just aerial experiences. It is very sociable and our members and pilots range from as young as 14 up to 89 years of age!

People who discover gliding typically:

• Gain valuable life skills in team building & communication

• Gain a greater confidence

• Get plenty of outdoor exercise

• Get exercises that keep them mentally & physically fit

• Achieve a greater understanding of flying to further their careers in commercial or military aviation

How you can help

We need to raise an additional £10,000 in funds to help secure the future of our club and assist future generations of pilots.

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  • Ian Simmonds3 days ago
    Ian Simmonds

    Ian Simmonds

    3 days ago

    Thanks everyone for your continued support!

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  • Ian Simmonds12 days ago
    Ian Simmonds

    Ian Simmonds

    12 days ago

    Thank you everybody for your support so far! Please spread the word to help keep our airfield open so everyone can experience the joy of flying.

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  • Ian Simmonds16 days ago
    Ian Simmonds

    Ian Simmonds

    16 days ago

    Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far!

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20 days ago

Ian Simmonds started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 6/16/2019 19.18



  • Anonymous


    Jun 16, 2019

    Good Luck! A friend from Dunstable


  • Corrinne


    Jun 12, 2019

    Good luck 👍🏻


  • Anonymous


    Jun 10, 2019

    Good luck and greeting from Weston on the Green!

  • Tina Greenhalgh

    Tina Greenhalgh

    Jun 9, 2019

    Good wishes and fingers crossed for the collection


  • R. Sofair

    R. Sofair

    Jun 8, 2019


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    Jun 8, 2019


  • David Wilson

    David Wilson

    Jun 8, 2019

    Hope you raise enough and would love to visit the field one day.


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Eyres Field, Dorset

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