Donate a fiver by text and help our under 19s teams get to the finals!

August 2nd, 2016

pirates youth celebrateWe need your help. Donate just £5 by text, and you can help our youth and junior teams get to the national finals and playoffs this year!

We’re delighted that thanks to their hard work both our Pirates youth and junior teams have earned Scottish championship titles this year. For the East Kilbride Pirates youth team for players aged 14-17 this means a trip to youth Britbowl in Sheffield on 3 September, including an overnight stay.

And for our junior team for players aged 16-19, this means travelling to Stockport to play Manchester Titans in a playoff for the chance to win a spot at the junior national final. If they’re successful – which we hope they are! – this would then mean further travel and overnight accommodation in Worcester at the end of August.

Bus costs alone could reach well over £3,000!

How it works
justgivingJust text the message EKPU19 £5 to 70070 to donate a fiver or EKPU19 £10 to 70070 to donate a tenner. When you make a text donation, it’ll either be deducted from your mobile phone credit or added to your mobile phone bill – and you won’t pay any VAT on your donation. Simple!

Our campaign is being run via JustGiving text donation. And because we’re a registered Community Amateur Sports Club with HMRC, if you’re a UK tax payer you can opt to add 25% gift aid at no extra cost too.

It would be great if we could offset these expenses with your help. This means we don’t have to raid reserves earmarked for further kit or running costs, and reduces any additional expense we might have to pass on to the young players and their parents.

Spread the word
Please spread the word and help us get to Britbowl – it would be amazing if we could raise at least £1,000 this way.

And if you would like to donate more than £10 or you or a business you know might be interested in sponsoring the youth or junior team for these trips, please get in touch with our fundraising and development officer Natasha MacKinnon at

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