To celebrate 20 Years of Hawks we set out an ambitious target in September: to deliver 20 Community projects or events that will improve the lives of the community around us. We want to make a difference on and off the court, fostering the power of participation from our Hawks netball family.
Our 20 events will span a variety of streams from local Leicester volunteering, to fundraising to opening up netball to groups and communities who are less likely to access the sport.
For our fundraising efforts, we are raising cash to support our Community Schools Programme which will sponsor 10 girls from inner city schools to join us for a year free of charge.
We're inviting all of our Hawks family to a pledge night next week - to stand up and offer their help across any of the streams. Many of our teams have come up with plans for fundraising events or community volunteering, and on Monday 11th December everyone can sign up to be part of an organised event, or put forward their own pledge.
Examples of what we'll see include:
To make the sign up event more fun (and festive) we have a small selection of Christmas craft stalls, a cake sale, a junior Christmas quiz and warming mulled wine and hot chocolate!
We're ready to make our 20th anniversary a celebration of community, inclusivity, and positive change.