We got the Aviva funding!

aviva-award-winner-2016A HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Aviva Community fund – we’ve been awarded £4,325!

We’ll be using the money to host EuroClash, our weekend of international roller derby on March 25th and 26th.

9 teams from across Europe will be taking part, and we’ll be announcing which teams they are very soon.

EuroClash 2017 will take place on 25 and 26 March at the Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Weekend tickets for the tournament are on sale now for £25:

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More about the Aviva Community Fund

Newcastle Roller Girls competed with local organisations from all over the UK to receive funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2016. The nationwide initiative which launched in September called upon passionate local residents to submit a project close to their heart to be in with a chance of securing funding ranging from up to £1,000 to £25,000.

Each organisation had to rally the support of their local community to vote for their entry in six categories: health, disability and well-being; supporting the younger generation; supporting the older generation; sport in the community; environment (in association with The Mirror) and community support. Over 5 million votes were placed with over 450 projects benefitting overall.

Hit One, Purl One, from Newcastle Roller Girls fundraising team says: “We’re over the moon to win this funding from Aviva – not only to develop the sport but also to be able to bring fans from all over the UK and Europe to our city is amazing! We’re so grateful to Aviva for this opportunity and we’d like to say a massive thanks to the thousands of people who voted for us – we couldn’t have done it without them!”