Help us fundraise!
At the Shots Foundation, we want to make a difference in our community, and that includes fundraising for the people in it. We are here to help you in any way we can, if you are fundraising and would like our support, get in touch!
Our previous fundraising initiatives include…
In Christmas of 2023, with help from the Football Club, the Supporters Club, and our amazing fans, we ran a fundraiser, collecting donations of toys to go to children in local hospitals. The donations were wrapped and donated to Frimley Park Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital by Aldershot Town players and club officials.
Community Grub Hub:
The Community Grub Hub (CGH) are our local foodbank in Aldershot who provide food, clothing and other essential items to the members of our community who need it most. Twice this year, we have fundraised for them before matchdays. In these fundraisers, we ask supporters to bring an item of dry food, or any other non-perishable items to the game on the Saturday, to drop off to the CGH collection point right outside the EBB, before they go through the turnstiles.
In February 2023, we raised 85kg worth of dry foods and other non-perishable essentials and helped the CGH raise around £1,000 before our National League fixture vs Wrexham.
Most recently, in August 2023, we raised 102.3kg worth of dry foods and other non-perishable essentials for the CGH before our National League fixture vs Wealdstone.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice:
The Shots continue to hold a series of fundraising events for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice to help them provide supportive and end-of-life care to over 550,000 residents in Surrey and Hampshire. Most recently, our OlderShots raised £1,000 for the hospice at their September walking football tournament.
Step by Step:
Over various summers, we have had the Big Sleep Out. Organised by Aldershot homeless charity Step By Step, the event saw 100 people sleeping rough on the terraces of the EBB Stadium and raised over £65,000 for the charity and promoted awareness of an increasing problem within the Borough, as homeless numbers rise.
British Heart Foundation:
We helped St Joseph’s Primary School raise over £5,400 for the British Heart Foundation and increase awareness of healthy lifestyle choices with an Activity Day and awards ceremony attended by first-team players. Fundraising included the donation of a percentage of ticket sales for parents and pupils attending a home game.
We led local community initiatives to raise £30,000 to rebuild two schools in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal, helping over 500 children, many of whom are orphans, and providing a vital hub for devastated communities. The villages which have benefitted are directly linked to members of Rushmoor’s Nepalese community, through our partnerships with BCCUK and Sahara UK. Our Academy team travelled to Pokhara in February 2015 to compete in the annual Aaha RARA Gold Cup tournament, featuring the best players in Nepal, and visited schools and orphanages in remote areas of the country to donate over £1000 of sports equipment. We are also proud to have twice hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama at two sold-out events inside the EBB Stadium.
Royal British Legion
Every year, on Remembrance weekend, we help Aldershot Town Football Club fundraise for the Aldershot Branch of the Royal British Legion. Most recently, in the 2023 Remembrance weekend we helped the Football Club raise over £1,000 for the Aldershot Branch of the RBL.