Information about donating
Every donation, however small it may be, is much valued and greatly appreciated by the Cobras.
The Leicester Cobras Wheelchair Basketball Club is a Registered Charity (No 1020110) and is run by an executive committee that is staffed entirely by volunteers. We have no salaried employees; pay no commissions or other agency fees for money collected outside of the Cobras.
Hence, every penny donated will go directly to the Cobras club and be used to promote the sport of wheelchair basketball in the Leicestershire area. By far the majority of our expenditure is to cover the cost of court hire fees, referee and table official fees, travelling expenses, training costs, wheelchair maintenance and Great Britain Wheelchair Basket Association team and player registration fees.
There are a variety of ways that you can Donate
Your donation could be cash or a new product that could be used as a prize in one of our club raffles or the proceeds from a charitable event or a product or service that could be used within the club, e.g. basketball equipment, wheelchairs, printing or marketing services, promotional equipment, scoreboard equipment, tyres, wheels or computing equipment etc.
To Donate Cash
The quickest and simplest way to make a cash donation is by using the orange coloured “Donate” button. This button will transfer you to a very secure payment page where you can make a donation using any of the major providers of credit / debit cards, (Mastercard, Visa, Solo etc.) or by a payment via Paypal, if you have an account with them.
If preferred, you could make a cash donation directly from your bank account into the Cobras bank account.
If within your means you can afford to donate a small amount every month by Direct Debit or Standing Order, (if only a few pounds), this would help the club tremendously.
If you would prefer to make a donation in person, by post, by cheque or by any other method, please contact Andrew Robinson (the Cobras Treasurer) using the details on the “Contacts” page.
Donate a product or a service
To donate a product or service could you please contact Ian Trott using the contact details on the “Contacts” page.
The club’s former chairman Mike Foster said:
“Our objective is to provide, where possible, the facilities and opportunities for players to progress to the highest competitive levels of wheelchair basketball and at the same time to bring on new players into the sport. Currently we have some very talented players who have the potential to get to the next Paralympics in Rio and we should be opening the doors for them to achieve their ambitions. It is a product of our own success, over the years, that our rapidly increasing membership is generating so many talented players. This rapid increase in membership is putting considerable pressure on the clubs funds and we may have to consider limiting membership numbers as well as having to restrict the number of training sessions required to successfully deliver the levels of coaching needed for the differing skill levels of the players. We will have to work really hard in the coming months to raise sufficient funds for the club to continue to grow successfully. It would be a great shame, if due to the lack of funds, that the club was restricted in its efforts to take advantage of such a huge opportunity to develop some extremely talented players”.
We would welcome any suggestions you may have that could help to raise extra funds for the club. If you can help, please contact Ian Trott using the contact details on the “Contacts” page.