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Roger’s Raffle – Win your household’s annual Dabchicks membership for a year!


In honor of our club President Roger Sydenham, who was passionate about the club and sailing;

We are offering one household the chance to win their annual Dabchicks membership for 12 months from the 1st of March 2024. This could be a saving of as much as £270 for the whole family and you can also gift this to another household if you’re feeling generous!

You don’t have to be a current member of the club to buy tickets and you can buy as many tickets as you like. It will only increase your chances of winning, whilst raising vital funds for the club improvement projects.

Simply purchase tickets from our website at a cost of £10 per ticket by 5pm on Thursday the 6th of October.

PRIZE DRAW: On Friday 7th of Oct at 6pm we will announce the winner live at the Clubhouse and on Facebook/Instagram.

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How much is Membership to Dabchicks?

Membership Joining Fee Annual Fee Brief Description (For full description see Club Rules.)
Cadet £20 £60 Members aged 8 to 17 years. If 8 to 16 yrs, cadets must be accompanied by a parent/guardian member.
Junior Adult £20 £24 Members aged 18 to 25 years.
Adult £40 £90 Members 26 to 64 years.
Senior Citizen £20 £60 Members of 65 years and over.
Family £80 £270 Two adults with two or more children aged 8 to 17.

How is the fund raising going?

In addition to the generous private member donations, made to the the clubs specific projects and the commitment of Club funds, we have applied to a number of funders including Peoples Postcode Lottery, National Lottery, Enovert, Tesco Community Fund and  Persimmon Homes Community Champions. We will update you as we hear back from each of these funders.

We still have a long way to go but we are confident that a combination of all these funding streams and the support of our members will help us to reach our target and ensure we can complete these vital improvements to the clubhouse.

A recap of what the Club is raising funds for:

Raising the Roof

Like everyone the club is facing significantly higher energy costs which we hope to reduce through the use of solar panels fitted to the roof. With a significant base load in the summer, coolers, fridges and deep freezes running 24/7, fitting solar will help us reduce overall energy costs.

Cash for the Classroom

The downstairs classroom floods regularly leading to significant cost in repairs,  by improving the rebuilding the walls for  better tidal resilience and replacing the windows to be more energy efficient, we believe we can make the whole space better for everyone to use all.

Valued View

The current balcony has reached the end of its life and needs some renovation before safety is compromised. This also means changes to the current fire escape to meet present-day regulations and modernising the appearance of the whole thing.

Feeling Flush

The upstairs toilets have required an overhaul for some years. This redesign and upgrade will include the provision of an accessible toilet and a change to the office layout with modern and more hygienic fixtures and fittings.

*All non members who would like to join as a result of winning this prize, either as an individual or as part of a household where 1 or more people are already members of Dabchicks,  will be required to complete an online application form and be subject to committee approval as per the club rules

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