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Why we need funds

In order to provide expert witnesses to rebut any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) we need to fundraise to pay for their time. We are fortunate so far that some experts and professionals have chosen to provide some services to the campaign for free - to those we say Thank-You!
Unfortunately, to be taken seriously, we WILL need to produce documentation and other representations to refute the proposed Mineral Extraction and the studies / supporting documents that will be produced. These expert documents will require specialists to be employed on our behalf to produce documents that will 'stand-up' in a court of law.

We will use your money to invest in further fundraising events. Some events will require advertising, resources and occasionally third party support (e.g. experienced people, caterers, prizes etc.)

At all times we will endeavour to use your money wisely and appropriately.

Should our campaign be successful or it is decided to cease it, we will return any money remaining back to those who have donated on a pro-rata basis.

The committee would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters who have donated items, cash or time to help our fundraising. We still need more but it is very exciting to see your willingness to take part in our campaign. We have an excellent committee who regularly donate both their time and money towards these events, but if every family who would be affected by these gravel extractions, were to donate just one item, imagine how many items you would have.
If you can donate an item for a fundraiser like a raffle, or give your time to help fundraise, then please contact Chris Colby on 677606 and arrangements can be made to include your gift.
See our Fundraising ideas section for more inspiration...


Upcoming Events

2009 - No further events scheduled

Please check back for the latest events.
See below for past events


Recent Events

23rd May 2009 - StoPit Fundraising Spring Gig

With El Gato’s Men, disco, bar and the famous StoPit Hog Roast all held in “the Tent”.

Spring Gig Poster

Visit the dedicated StoPit Spring Gig 2009 page.

Tuesday 10th March 2009 - Quiz night at the Crown

The Crown at Haddiscoe has kindly agreed to help host a fundraising Quiz night. Grab yourself three other friends and bring your team to the Crown on Tuesday 10th March. It's only £4 quid per team (£1 per person) and you could win a prize!
Add it to your calendar

Click on the picture below to get a poster (PDFGet Free Adobe Reader 564kb) you can print out and display at work, in your window or wherever...

Click for a PDF poster for the Quiz Night event on Tuesday 10th March


This was a great night had by all. Well done to Tim and Jane for the quiz organisation and questions. A big thank-you to the Crown Pub and their staff too.

Tim and the Quiz winner

Sat 11th October 2008 - StoPit - Evening Barn Dance with "El Gato's Men"

This event went really well with over 150 people attending. Thanks to all that attended, the Haddiscoe StoPit Committee thanks you ALL for your huge effort helping to raise funds to fight against the proposed Gravel Extraction in our village.

We are awaiting more information about the results of the event, but in the meantime you can see how the event went by clicking on the dedicated Barn Dance Page HERE.

Come and enjoy yourself: With live music, a 'Hog' roast, licensed bar, soup kitchen and much much more.
A large marquee has already been erected to provide, for your enjoyment:

We are also encouraging you (optionally) to dress in the style of “The Dukes of Hazzard” – so dig out your patchwork shirts or jeans hot pants and Yeee-haaa to the Haddiscoe StoPit Barn Dance…

Tickets are £5 in advance not including drinks and food.

The event will be held at the old pea vining station field; on the corner of Crab Apple Lane and Church Road (See Here).

Sat 30th August 2008 - Raveningham Threshing Fair

The StoPit committee of volunteers will be presenting their case against the proposed Haddiscoe Gravel Extraction and Waste site in our village at this years Raveningham Threshing Fair. If you want to find out what we are about, how you can help and how YOU may be affected, come and see us!
See the maps, get a leaflet or StoPit sign, have a go at our raffle and other games.

Get your ticket to the event of the year - the StoPit Barn Dance, and only a fiver...

The Raveningham Fair is an annual event running for over 30 years and attended by many of the local communities. Steeped in tradition this years event will see Vintage Cars, Terrier racing, Steam Engines, an Air Show, Punch and Judy show, Falconry, Live music including "El Gato's Men", and many stalls giving information about the events and issues of our vibrant community. More information on their web site.

Don't miss the opportunity to find out about us, listen to the group attending our Barn Dance and take part in our games and raffle. Don't forget to buy your Barn Dance ticket while you're there!

Sun 29th June 2008 - Clay Pigeon Shoot

The Clay shoot was very well attended and raised around £800 to help pay for professional help to fight the proposed gravel extraction.

The signs directing people to the event were mysteriously disappearing as fast as our volunteers could put them up - thankfully with a bit of ingenuity and a visit from the local police, signage directed over 60 people to the event. The sun shone, the guns blasted and the barbeque wafted across the field. A successful day and a fantastic atmosphere.

Catching a Pigeon!

The Winners were:

1st Place 42 Points £100 Neil Beddingfield
2nd Place 40 Points £60 R. Croft
3rd Place 39 Points £40 Robbie Sharman
Woman's Winner 32 Points Tanya's
for Beauty
Karen Beddingfield

The Haddiscoe StoPit committee would like to thank the sponsors of this event. Please click HERE to see who they were. Thanks also go to the many people who's hard work and support meant for a great day: Shirley and Chris Colby for the organisation and raffle; Stephen Farrow for loan of the field; Glyn Harper for his infinite patience teaching newcomers (despite entering the competition himself); All those bringing and making cakes etc; The youngsters for helping with the stalls, games and endless energy; and finally to those who made the effort to just come along and support the event.

The poster for the Clay shoot is still available, Click HERE (52KB) for the picture and HERE Get Free Adobe Reader (94KB) for the PDF version.

Fundraising ideas

We are always looking for ideas to raise some money, ideas such as a village garage sale, American style; or a charity football match have been suggested. Got an idea? Come to one of the Committee meetings, or contact one of the members and present your idea. If we choose it, be prepared to get involved!

How about donating items for our raffles. We hold these at many of our events and it's easy to donate.
You don't necessarily have to spend money for these items, we have a very CREATIVE community!

Ideas are limitless, but here are a few to inspire you:

Knit a scarf
Frame a piece of art that you or your child has created
Cook for a party
Provide musical entertainment for a party
Paint a mural in someone's home
Offer a sailing excursion on your boat
Provide a few hours of consultancy (Computers, House Survey, Music and voice lessons, Other tutoring etc)
Golf lessons
Driving lesson
Time Share rentals
Homemade Wine or Beer
Celebration cake making for a birthday or other event
Football or Theatre tickets
Gift certificates
Health and Beauty services and supplies
Photo call or meal with a celebrity (you might be famous or know someone who is!)

If you have a talent that you can share or you own a business that can donate, we welcome your donation. If you know of a business that may be interested in donating but you feel shy then please pass the name on to our committee. They are fearless!

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please see the Joining Page



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