Donating to the Club
For many years, alumni have supplemented residents’ subscriptions to help run the Club and the Clubhouse in Cambridge; historically this has contributed about £25k p.a. In May 2020, we started a quiet campaign to increase this, as the Clubhouse needed investment, and the pandemic threatened core income streams. Currently, we are up to £63k p.a., which is a great improvement. We continue to ask those who have never / have not recently, to set up / update their donation. As a guide, we are asking for £10 a month, or more, if you can. We are targeting a recurring donation fund of £100k p.a. by the start of the next academic year. This will allow us to run a thriving Clubhouse, provide additional services and give our members a place to celebrate Varsity sport, without reliance on event income generated by the residents (which is great when we have it, but uncertain). Please help us get to our £100k p.a. goal. Many thanks in anticipation.
In 2020, working with the Trustees of the Hawks’ Charitable Trust, we identified that the objects of the Trust include the ability to support the Club (as well as giving awards to students). Raising donations through the Trust has the added benefit of Gift Aid. If you are a present donor and UK taxpayer, please update your donation below so that we can claim Gift Aid on your donation at no cost to you, if you haven’t done so already.
Please see the letter below from Ian Hodgson, Chairman of the London Dinner Committee, and video from Mike Phillips (President 2018-20) on why you should donate.