Bulletin 32

2020June 2015
One Last Heave has delivered £29,275 in Fundraising over the last season against our ambitious target of £30,000.
Brilliant performance – well done to all who contributed!
We don’t often see a sprint finish in a marathon, but we have managed just that in our marathon fund-raising effort.  Read all about it…

2015 Catwalk

The 2015 Catwalk saw another two evenings thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and the participants.  All of the proceeds from this event are being allocated to the Development Fund.  This means it has benefited to the tune of £5,000.  Many thanks to all the terrific volunteers who made it possible especially the senior players who took part as models and acted as waiters.  A big thanks also to the Catwalk 2015 sponsors – Keddie Consulting and Barclay and Co.

Belles & Bellinis – Saturday 30 May

The week after the Catwalk there was more leisurely enjoyment in the Club House with Belles and Bellinis.  The Club House was indeed transformed and it scrubs up very well!  We saw over sixty people come along to partake of the prosecco and cakes and sandwiches.

Many thanks to Truly Scrumptious for their support and for the wonderful cake.  And also to the Tranquil Room who gave people taster sessions and then donated the proceeds to our funds.  Thanks also to Helen for organising the event and the ladies who helped on the day  And we raised £600 towards our target.

The Bacon Was Brought Home! 

It is amazing what the promise of a free bacon roll achieves.  Over thirty piggy banks were returned at the Minis Fun Day.  That actually means that altogether 409 pigs have been handed in and counted.  This also means that we have passed another incredible milestone as the pigs have now raised £7,100!  We are continuing to collect pigs – you can drop them off at the bar – and will do so through next season.  They’re a great and simple way of Fundraising that everyone can easily join in.

Bags2Rugby 

We have heard from the Bags2Rugby company that our last lot of clothes raised the sum of £247.  Maybe this is a little down on our two previous efforts but it is all helping.  Our three forays into this have raised a combined total of £860 odd – it cannot be bad.  Thanks to Sandra Stewart for all her work in organising this each time and to you for your contributions.

Wee Reds Cafe

A last thank you, this time to the volunteers who man this every Sunday and to the patrons.  The Café has donated £420 to the Club which has been allocated towards our fund-raising.

100 Club

The May draw for the 100 Club also took place at the Minis Fun Day.  This provided another £1,000 to our Development Fund as well as prizes of £500 (Roddy Bain), £200 (Garry Withnell) and £100 (Jane Brown) to the lucky members whose numbers were drawn.

The 100 Club will continue into next season and beyond, giving people a chance to win four times a year and a bigger prize once a year.  If you are not a member, think about joining.  The chances are good and the Club will keep benefitting as well.

ONE LAST HEAVE – MADE IT!

You will by now have gathered what we meant in our introduction when we talked about a sprint finish.  Proceeds from the Catwalk, Belles & Bellinis, the 100 Club Draw, Wee Reds Cafe donation and the further donation from the Minis Race Night has taken us right up to £29,275.

Our members are second to none.  We set a target at the start of this season, our last lap of fund-raising for our spanking new facility, of £30,000. We knew this would be a stretch and as far as we are concerned – we have made it!!

All in all, the Club transferred from its reserves £70,000 to fund the development and then, in addition, all our members got stuck in and have raised a grand total of £83,444.  Words cannot begin to describe what a tremendous effort this has been.  We can all be proud of what we as members of Linlithgow RFC have done.

Last Post

As we said in the last Bulletin, this is the final issue of the 2020 Bulletin in this format.  We can draw a line under this phase of fund raising, although like all voluntary organisations fund-raising is a vital life-line to support our activities.  But this milestone has been passed.

We hope you found the 2020 Bulletins informative and useful on progress both on the Project and on our fund-raising.  We hope you also found that some of the fund-raising activities were fun as well.  The Fund-Raising Group in its present format is also ending but some of its members are remaining together and will continue to plan events round the Club which will be fun, bring people to the Club – and will probably raise a little money as well!

Please support their efforts.  If you want to be part of this group or have any ideas for events and fund-raising, speak to our Vice President John Smith or any member of the Club Executive.