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A project by: Natasha Elliott



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This project received donations on Mon 25 Feb 2019
Help the Essex Pole Dance Club fund competition expenses and allow us to buy some snazzy outfits!

A short summary of our project

Our goal is to raise money to cover travel costs for taking part in the annual pole competition, IUPDC. We are also hoping to introduce competition outfits to be used at competing events such as Derby Day and IUPDC. 


My name is Natasha, and I am the Fundraising & Volunteering Officer of the wonderful club: University of Essex Pole Dance Club. It is my responsibility to create and organise fundraising events to support our club and charities.

Essex Pole are a university pole dancing club. We also hold a variety of classes for members of different levels of experience. In addition to our classes, we also have different events organised through the academic year in order to showcase our members' talents; these include events such as: Winter Showcase, Summer Showcase, and our newly introduced Inter-University Showcase. So if you were unable to make it to one of our past events, make sure to keep an eye on our social medias for updates of our next performances!

our story

Essex Pole Dance Club are one of the most popular sports clubs at the University of Essex. We compete annually at IUPDC (Inter-University Pole Dancing Competition) for the South East region, and compete at levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Group Performance. 

This year we were unable to be entered into the South East region for IUPDC and so will be travelling further to Warwick University in order to compete. 

Where will the money go?

If we reach our fundraising goal the money will go towards: 

  • Travel costs for competing (estimated ~£120)
  • Uniforms/outfits to be worn at competing events such as Derby Day (outfits per person for IUPDC ~£20) 
  • Money for booking the studio and resources to practice and perform (estimated ~£100 total)
  • If it results in us raising more than our target, then we will use the funding to upgrade our current equipment and/or go towards future competition funding (poles cost ~£120 and more) 


If you are able to support our cause and donate, please see the list to the side that outlines some exciting rewards you could get through donating!

Images and videos

recent Honours

National IUPDC Champions 2012 & 2013 

South East Regional Champions 2016

Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016, 2017 & 2018

Essex Blades Raising and Giving Award Winners 2017

Nominees for Social Club of the Year 2017

Nominees for Club of the Year 2014, 2016 2017

and of course...Derby Day Winners 2013 to 2018!!!

Find us here

Facebook: University of Essex Pole Dancing Club

Instagram: @essexuni_pole

Twitter: @UoEPoleClub

Follow us on social media to see how we're doing! We post regular updates about our club and events we're holding.

Help us succeed!

Please help support us in any way possible! Even if you are unable to donate if you could share our project on social media, with your friends and family, to help us gain support we would all be so grateful. 

Thank you from all of us at Pole