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Ian Simmonds

Ian Simmonds is crowdfunding

£1,955raised of £10,000 target by 43 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 Simmonds2 months ago
    Ian Simmonds

    Ian Simmonds

    2 months ago

    Thanks everyone for your continued support!

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  • Ian Simmonds3 months ago
    Ian Simmonds

    Ian Simmonds

    3 months 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 Simmonds3 months ago
    Ian Simmonds

    Ian Simmonds

    3 months ago

    Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far!

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3 months ago

Ian Simmonds started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 8/6/2019 09.43



  • Ed Silmon-Monerri

    Ed Silmon-Monerri

    Aug 6, 2019

    Greetings from Yorkshire! I hope to fly from the field one day!


  • Mark Gribble

    Mark Gribble

    Aug 4, 2019


  • Adrian Morgan

    Adrian Morgan

    Jul 29, 2019

    I used to live in Wareham and never knew there was a club. I now fly from Easterton home of the Highland Gliding Club. Might be down your way before long...


  • -Peter Charatan.  EX Kent GC

    -Peter Charatan. EX Kent GC

    Jul 5, 2019

    Owning the club field will guarantee the future of gliding in Dorset. Best of luck


  • Krzysztof Kreis

    Krzysztof Kreis

    Jul 4, 2019

    I hope you will rise enough funds to buy your airfield!


  • Anonymous


    Jun 26, 2019

  • Neil


    Jun 20, 2019

    Hope you manage to raise the required funds to buy the field.


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Eyres Field, Dorset

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