Auld Reekie Roller Derby’s All Stars have stormed their way through this year’s season, ending on an absolute high: ranked 15 in Europe and 43 in the world, and with an invite to battle it out at this year’s European Continental Cup.
This is an enormous achievement for the All Stars, and they wouldn’t be there without the hard work and support of the entire league. Auld Reekie Roller Derby are a true community sports club - we are entirely not-for-profit, and entirely DIY - everything Auld Reekie is by our members for our members.
Through our training, coaching and by encouraging hundreds of people to participate and excel in our sport, we empower our members to better themselves physically and mentally, and to contribute to an inclusive and welcoming space. We strive to create fearless, formidable travel teams to compete locally and internationally at the highest levels. We are passionate individuals who work together as part of a positive, unique and revolutionary movement.
This year’s Continental Cup is in Helsinki, Finland - and it turns out, this is a pretty expensive place to get to! For tournament registration, accommodation and flights for the whole team including bench crew, it is likely to cost us £5000.
Being not-for-profit means any income we generate from membership fees, games, merch sales and fundraising is ploughed straight back into the running of all levels of the league. Unfortunately, we do not have enough surplus to cover all the costs of getting the whole team to Helsinki. We believe in making our sport accessible and inclusive at all levels, which means we will never ask anyone to self-fund team travel.
We are asking for your help in raising £1000 of the £5000 needed for this trip, to allow all of the team to compete at the level we have worked so hard to reach.
In line with our ethical spending policy, we plan to ringfence money to offset the carbon emissions from our flights, which according to the Climate Care Carbon Calculator (https://climatecare.org/calculator/
) will be around £100.
Any donations will be very gratefully received. Thank you for your support!