Help the British Women's Gliding Team win for GB!

What do we do and why do we need your support?

The British Women’s Gliding Team are looking forward to representing our country in the Women’s World Gliding Championship 2019, which will take place in Lake Keepit, Australia.

With your help we can get the British Gliding team and our support crew out to Australia, to compete and bring back the medals!

Just as the British Women’s rugby, cricket and hockey teams did for their sports, so we want to give women in gliding a bigger profile, and get more women involved in the sport. At the moment only about 6% of glider pilots are women. We want to change that.

We were successful in bidding for the 2021 Women’s Worlds, which will now be held in the UK and will raise the profile of the sport, and the UK, internationally. So, we want to be there defending our Australian gold medals!

Your help can make that a reality.

The team would be grateful of even the smallest amount, whether you are an individual or a company.

– If you are a glider pilot and want to pledge an amount for a cross-country coaching day with one of us, please scroll down to see the link. –

Because we want you all to feel part of the team too, you will receive a heartfelt thank you from us:

 
Private donations

For a donation of £10-£19 you receive a sticker designed by the people from www.itsawingthing.com.
For a donation of £20-£99 you receive a tote bag designed by the people from www.itsawingthing.com.
For a donation of £100+ you receive a t-shirt designed by the people from www.itsawingthing.com.

To donate please scroll back up and click on Donate Now

If your donation makes you eligible for merchandise please make sure you also click here to leave your details. Thank you!

 
Corporate donations

For a £1500 donation  we are happy to attend corporate events and talk about what we do.

Corporate group flying days at a gliding club near you can be arranged, too.
If you have any other ideas you would like to discuss, then please get in touch.

 
For glider pilots

The auction for a 1-to-1 cross-country coaching and flying day with a member of the British Team has now closed, but talk to us if you would like us to help you improve your cross-country flying.

– You could get together with a small number of fellow pilots and pledge an amount for a shared coaching day with one or several of us. 
– You could pledge an amount for half a coaching day with one of us.

Click here to let us know. 



Your contribution would pay for things like…

£10.00              10 miles of glider transport on the ocean + road
£15.00              1 meal out for one team member
£15.00              1 meal out for one crew member
£20.00              1 team member's supply of energy bars
£30.00              1 night's accommodation for one team member
£30.00              1 night's accommodation for one crew member
£40.00              1 aerotow for one pilot for one day
£100.00           100 miles of glider transport on the ocean + road
£120.00           1 team member's sports insurance
£160.00           4 aerotows for the team for one day
£400.00           1 car + tow bar hire for one week
£900.00           1 team member's return flight to Australia
£900.00           1 crew member's return flight to Australia


The British Team pilots do a huge amount for the sport in this country:

• We are founder members of Women Glide UK, an initiative to encourage more women into the sport
• We launched the British Gliding Association’s Women Project
• We managed the UK’s successful bid for the 2021 Women’s Worlds, which will be held in the UK and will raise the profile of the sport and the UK internationally
• We volunteer as instructors and cross-country coaches in our respective home clubs on a weekly basis
• We work in various other voluntary roles in UK gliding


Who are we?

Liz Sparrow, former top ranked woman in world gliding, competing in the 18m Class
Ayala Truelove, twice silver medallist at Women’s World Championships, flying in the Standard Class
Claudia Hill, current top ranked woman in UK gliding, competing in the Club Class
Melissa Jenkins, our Team Captain; the team captain doesn’t fly, but is a vital member of the team as she looks after the logistics and liaises with the organisers and the other team captains

 
To donate please scroll back up and click on Donate Now. Thank you!


(photo by Alison Randle)

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Claudia Hill 
Organizer
Didcot, South East England, United Kingdom
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