Fundraising

Help support the club via ‘easyfundraising’ and other means:

easyfundraisingwe get donations from online purchases of goods and services you make through the scheme (see below) –  friends and family can also use this scheme and help us

Loose change collection bottles – “Don’t weigh yourself down. Pop your spare loose change into your bottle and bring along to the club when it is full.” Pick up an empty bottle are available for filling over the winter.

Second hand clothing and equipment – donating, buying

Cards, crafts and memorabilia – making, buying

Sponsorship – Although we have 7 sponsors we would welcome more so if you have contacts please let David Stafford know

Raffles – donating prizes and buying tickets at our Social matches

Social evenings (Beetle Drive/ Christmas Party) – attending and taking part

Grants – these provide income for specific projects and if you know of any grant funding opportunities please let me know

Membership fees – this is our main source of income and you can help by recruiting more members. There should be another Bowling For Beginners course next year so invite your friends along.

Other ideas – we are always open to suggestions of other ways to raise funds. If you have any ideas that you would like to try please see me. In the past we have had a Race Night, Spot the Bowl competition, Plant Sales, Music Evenings, Tombola stalls at Sports Charity events

We also benefit from the following Norton Sports Charity activities

Norton Sports Charity Monthly Draw – By entering you will be taking part in the monthly draw for the current first prize of £150 and second prize of £50 and also boost both Norton Bowling Club’s and Norton Sports Charity’s Funds. Simply complete a Standing Order Form for £4 per month available in the Pavilion.

Meat draw – This takes place every Friday in CiC@74 and profits are shared between the Bowls, Cricket and Football Sections. Our Committee Members sell the tickets on the first Friday of the month – do join them from around 9pm for a drink and get-together.

Amazon Smile – Amazon is not part of the “easyfundraising” scheme now but has its own version – Smile. This is only for registered charities and so we cannot take part on our own behalf but the Norton Sports Charity is part of the scheme. If you select them when setting up the account they will get a donation from each Amazon purchase you make. Eventually these donations indirectly benefit the Bowls Club. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. In the top left of the screen it says “Supporting”  so click on the drop-down menu and then click on “change”. Search for “Norton Sports Charity” and select it. Any problems see me.

CiC@74 – all members are encouraged to use the facilities (and their discount card) after matches or whenever they fancy and to attend events that they promote. Profits from the CiC@74 are eventually fed back into the Sports Charity and will benefit us all.

Help support the club via ‘easyfundraising’

easyfundraising is a shopping directory listing some of your favourite online stores including Argos, Next, Amazon, Debenhams, John Lewis, Toys R Us, HMV and over 600 other top name stores. Whenever you shop with any one of them using the links provided on the easyfundraising site, you’ll generate a free donation for us of up to 15% of the purchase price every time! It really is that simple!

It doesn’t cost a penny more to shop and raise funds in this way. In fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers give exclusive discounts, special offers and even ‘e-vouchers’ when you shop through the easyfundraising site.

All you need to do is register for free at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nbc and use easyfundraising every time you shop online.

Help support the club via ‘easysearch’

You can also raise funds for us every time you search the Web – with easysearch, a search engine with a difference!

When you search with easysearch, you’ll raise funds for us with every search you make! Make just 10 searches a day with easysearch instead of Google or any other search engine and you could raise around £20 a year – or more – for us. It’s that easy!

What’s more, easysearch combines the strengths of several search engines together – Yahoo!, MSN, Ask.com and many more – making it a ‘super’ search engine! easysearch tracks down the most relevant and accurate results from across the Web, which means you’ll find what you are looking for quickly and easily every time – in one ‘easy’ search.

Please set our unique easysearch page – http://nbc.easysearch.org.uk