Please read the following, copy/pasted from email sent out to all members. We need YOUR help to secure funding to continue to deliver and increase badminton in primary schools.
Don’t procrastinate! Follow the link and DO IT NOW! Thank you.
We as a County Badminton Association applied for a grant under the Aviva competition section relating to Schools and the Community. Its title is “Badminton in Schools initiative and beyond”
Our project is to develop badminton in Primary Schools and into the Community, particularly deprived areas, and to continue the work we have been doing now for two years. We have been match funding any grants approved and last year spent over £4000 of our own funds. We have been so successful that now some 25 additional schools in Dorset want to become part of our scheme, and frankly we do not have the funds to satisfy so many. We have a pool of Level 2 coaches free during the day to go into schools during curriculum time which is great, and the participating schools will pay half the coaching fees. We have applied for £10,000 and including our match funding, and the schools contribution to the coaching fees, the amount will buy us 1000 coaching hours. This means we can then over the next year satisfy those 25 or so schools waiting to take up badminton during curriculum time.
Now the Aviva competition winners will be judged on the number of votes the project receives and we have until November 18th. The highest number of votes cast will go forward to the final selection. WE THEREFORE NEED YOUR URGENT HELP PLEASE. We seek your organisations support and it would be fantastic if you were able to forward this email and its Aviva links to all your members. Please also ask your members to use TWITTER and FACEBOOK as well,so we can reach the maximum number of people. Please ask them to get all their friends and contacts to spread the word. ( even to friends of friends of friends). WE ESTIMATE WE MIGHT NEED AS MANY AS 40,000 votes to be successful. By clicking on the link below and registering with Aviva, everyone will be able to use their 10 votes for our project. This will take you no more than 2/3 minutes from start to finish.
- Click on login and register, then Register Now,
- Enter your email address, a password and your name.
- Click finish and Aviva will send you an email asking you to confirm your email address.
- After clicking on the email to confirm your email address, please complete the registration information and click “complete my details” (you are eligible to vote at any age).
- Search for our project by entering the project number 16-376.
- Type DORSET in the area search – click SEARCH
- You will then be able to vote and all your ten votes can be cast for us by increasing the number on the indicator. .
If you are a school or school child this project is going to directly benefit everyone. Please also use facebook and twitter by sharing the link with all your contacts (copy and paste the above link in a message on your wall).
PLEASE, support us. We need your votes NOW. Voting closes on November 18th.
Dorset Badminton Association”