Dear Yarnbury Members
I hope that you and your families are all keeping safe and coping with lockdown!
During these difficult times, it is essential we look out for each other and the things we love and cherish. Obviously family and friends should always be our priority, making sure they are well cared for!
Once you have all ensured your families are cared for, I would like to ask for your assistance to help maintain something that I hope is also close to your hearts and what I know a lot of us also class as an extended family!
Yarnbury RFC a Rugby Club which I am the very proud Chairman of, needs our help to get through these difficult times!
We appreciate finances are being stretched in every direction and a lot of families are struggling, hence why we would never ask for any extra financial input from our members during these times of austerity, but we really could do with extra funding to help us get through these uncertain times, especially with the likely cancellation of this year’s Beer Festival!
As I am sure you are all aware, to keep a club looking as lovely and well maintained as Yarnbury costs tens of thousands per annum and with no monies coming across the bar or from this years main fundraising event – The Beer Festival, we don’t want to find ourselves in a position where we can’t do essential repairs and invest monies into developing our facility to be the best in the region!
I am sure moving forward we will have the opportunity to try different fundraising events, but in the meantime please see below,
We have one simple solution – https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk
We have reached out to you before regarding asking you to sign up to this Brilliant fundraising app, but unfortunately we only got a few people signed up.
Just to give you an idea of what we can raise through this organisation,
I believe we have 10 people signed up and between them we have raised just under£700 in a year, yes £700 and it hasn’t cost us personally a penny!
We have over 400 members at Yarnbury and if every member signed up and got one other member of their extended families to sign up, that could get us 800 plus members!!!!!!!!!!!!
You do the maths - currently
10 members raising £70/head - £700
400 members at say £50/head - £20,000
800 members at £50/head = £40,000
And all you have to do is make purchase`s through the app either on your phone or computer.
In these times of high street shops being closed, most of us are doing our shopping on line, so it is simple, with over 3000 shops signed up (Argos, Amazon, Next Asos, M & S, Ebay) to donating a % of your purchase to easy fundraising charities of which Yarnbury RFC is one, it couldn’t be easier to donate funds to your favourite rugby club!
Come on Yarnbury you know you want to!!!!!!!
To sign up please click the link below; Plus, once you’ve signed up and raised £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us an extra £5 bonus donation.