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Fund the Flames

A project by: Sophie vom Kolke



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This project received donations on Mon 09 Dec 2019
Help us subsidise the costs for new uniforms

A short summary of our project

We are aiming to raise at least £500 to help our members with the costs of new uniforms. We are getting new uniforms this year after some issues with our supplier last year. The uniforms will help us to adhere to the professional standard of the national competitions we compete at. It would be amazing to be able to reach this target and reduce the costs for our members! 

Who are We?

The Essex Flames are a university cheerleading team and compete at national competitions every year. Many of our members have never done cheer before joining university and learned everything from scratch. In addition, we are a gold standard club for our exceptional charity and fundraising work. As a club, we really value giving back to the community and our members participate in multiple volunteering events throughout the year.

In 2018/2019 our club was awarded the RAG (Raising and Giving) Award for our fundraising efforts, as well as being shortlisted for Club of the Year. Our Pom and Lyrical teams are current national champions in their respective divisions and we hope to continue the success of our club this academic year. 

our story

We would like to reduce the uniform costs for our members which are currently around £120 per person. As students this is a lot of money to pay and it is really important to us that we can help our members with the cost and make cheerleading accessible for everyone. 

Cheerleading requires a lot of dedication with our teams training multiple times a week including early morning training sessions closer to competitions. We understand extra-curricular alongside studying can be very demanding and we care about the wellbeing of our members which is why we like to do as much as we can to reduce the strain in them. For example, helping them with the costs of new uniforms. By being a donor, you will be able to support the wellbeing of our competitive teams and have a huge impact on the stress level of our members.

Where will the money go?

The money raise will be spend on reducing the costs of new uniforms for all our members. 

  • The uniform currently costs £120 per person and we will be purchasing 54 Uniforms.
  • £100 of the money raised will be used to reduce the uniform costs specifically of those members who volunteered at our Krispy Kreme Fundraiser in October
  • The rest of the money will be equally divided to between all members to cover part of the costs of each of their new uniform. 
  • We want to at least reduce the price the £112 per person but it would be amazing of we could reduce it even more


By donating you will have the opportunity to get some really amazing rewards. Check them under the Rewards section.

Find us here

Instagram: @essexflames

Twitter: @TheEssexFlames

Facebook: Essex Flames Cheerleading Squad

Help us succeed!

You don not need to donate to be able to help us! Even sharing our project on social media would be so useful and as a team, we would be really grateful!