Why are we doing this?
DHC is proud of its position as the only club in the area to provide a "pay as you play" environment. This means we do not charge an annual membership fee and do not charge for attending our Monday night training sessions. However, with pitch hire fees ever increasing, multiple affiliations to fund and everyday running costs, including insurance and equipment, the club is finding it increasingly difficult to cover its running costs.
By taking part in the GiveToLocal initiative we hope to raise sufficient sustainable funding to enable the club to continue in its current form long into the future. However, to make this a success we need the help of members to make the local community aware of the initiative and build the initial user base from which local businesses will also be #inspiredtogive.
What are we asking you to do?
We have 1 task to complete for each of the next 4 weeks.
In week 1 we ask all members to sign up for GiveToLocal for free and ask one other person to do the same. You can do this using the link below and share it with others via social media once you have logged in:
In weeks 2 and 3 we'll be asking members to find one person each per week who is willing to sponsor the club by signing up through the app to donate. These sponsors can give as little as £3 per month and in return they'll have access to a growing community of local businesses who will offer discounts to the club's supporters through the app.
In week 4 we'll be asked to recommend 2 businesses per member who GiveToLocal can speak with directly about the opportunity to support our club and grow their own customer base in the process.
As our community of supporters grows, everyone will benefit more from their involvement. Individual sponsors will be able to take advantage of more discounts, providing them far more in savings than they will be donating to the club, business sponsors will benefit from an increased and more loyal base of customers and the club will benefit from ongoing monthly donations.
So have you signed up? Now's the time to get inviting and help the club stay membership fee free!