PERSIMMON HOMES: BUILDING FUTURES FUND – 2020 FINALISTS
Although we did not win it was fantastic to be nominated. Not only did the Club receive a £5,000 consolation prize but its profile was raised in Buckinghamshire and beyond.
THANK YOU to everyone who voted. We know that votes were cast in Ireland, France and the UK which is great!
Horizon Sports Club has successfully applied to this fund and has been selected as the only Buckinghamshire charity to make it to the National Finals which take place later this year. Horizon was nominated for the Finals by the North London Team of Persimmon Homes and we are truly grateful. There are 3 prizes: £100,000; £50,000 and £20,000. As a small charity relying on fundraising we are aiming high: first prize of £100,000! This would be a real ‘game changer’ for Horizon as it would ensure not only its sustainability but also enable development.
The winning charities will be those that receive the biggest public vote. This is a real challenge for Horizon however we are determined to achieve this with the support of former & current members and their families, business and local community support and trustee contacts.
Horizon is one of 32 charities in the SPORTS category and we have some stiff opposition. They are all doing great work and the final result depends on the strength and depth of our supporter network which we feel is strong and deep.
The voting is online and each voter can vote every 24 hours using their desktop/laptop, tablet and mobile phone. The voting system will only allow one vote every 24 hours from an IP address. Additional votes can also be cast at Costa’s and McDonald’s!
Here is the link to vote for Horizon. You will need to scroll down the list – it keeps scrolling so that every charity can be near the top: https://bit.ly/3fIin7p On the opening page click BUILDING FUTURES and then FINALISTS.
Voters can be anywhere in the world so get in touch with family, friends and business colleagues across the globe!!
Voting closes on 18th September – don’t delay vote every day.
FUNDRAISING – May 2020
Although our large scale fundraising has been put ‘on hold’ due to the Covid19 pandemic supporters continue to raise much-needed funds for the Club. The Lockley Family recently organised a socially-distanced cake sale with their neighbours and raised over £800 which is an amazing sum. Well done everyone.
FUNDRAISING – golf day
Wycombe Heights Golf Club has now reopened following Government guidelines and as soon as is practicable the planned fundraising day – 24th May 2020 (St George’s Day) – will be rescheduled which is GREAT news!
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We are OPEN!
As promised we have opened as soon as it was safe to do so. We have 8 new members as well as existing members signing up for more than one class.
Volunteers are the heart of what we do and we are delighted that Wycombe High School is keen to work with us. 6 pupils so far have expressed interest which is fantastic!
Everyone at Horizon Sports Club is thrilled to be open and we will continue to monitor closely the situation to ensure that our members, coaches and volunteers are safe and back to having fun!