Fundraising and Donations

The club costs in excess of £33000 per year to run. The club aims to raise a minimum of £5000 from sponsorship, £5000 from grants, £6500 from the profit from the shinty lottery, £7000 from fundraising and donations, £7000 from gate receipts and season tickets plus £2500 from teas, merchandise sales, etc'

Play Shinty Lotto

Newtonmore Camanachd Club run a 3 number lottery that is drawn every week at one of  four locations round the village. Tickets are on sale in a number of locations in Dalwhinnie, Laggan and Newtonmore including Dalwhinnie garage, The Monadliath Hotel, the Laggan Country House hotel, Grants garage Newtonmore, the Glen Hotel, the Braeriach Hotel, the Balavil Hotel, Newtonmore Post Office and the Golf Club Newtonmore. In addition to that a number of people sell tickets at the industrial estate and in some houses and residential facilities.

The draw takes place on a Saturday with the minimum prize fund being £200. If the draw is not won the prize increases by £100 each week until it reaches £1500 and it is then drawn till it is won.

Many people are finding it more convenient to play the lottery by standing order including Badenoch exiles. If you would like to take part in the lottery please download the attached form and send it to our Treasurer. 
Lottery Form

Fundraising events

Race Night
This has been postponed until a new date in September.

Highland Games
2017 Highland Games saw captain Rory Kennedy and Ian Richardson run the Creag Dhu hill race with the club running a "guess their combined times" competition.  This was a great success with £560 raised for the club funds.  We also ran a 50/50 raffle (£271 won by a visitor by California) and a merchandise stall so in total close to £1000 was raised for the club.  The 2018 Highland games is on the first Saturday in August.

Shinty Dance
This took place in the village hall on Saturday 25th November and many thanks to Cammy MacDonald for organising it and to Newtonmore Grill for providing an excellent meal. Norman Macarthur commented that it was unprecedented for the club to have success at 1st and 2nd team level at the same time. He thanked all the people behind the players that made this possible.

The 1st team player of the year was won by Andy Mackintosh who had been part of a superb defence and also won the Albert Smith medal at the Camanachd Cup; the 2nd team player of the year was retained by Kenny Ross, the first time this has happened; the young player of the year was awarded to Iain. Robinson.

This years dinner dance is on Saturday 11th November in the Village Hall.

Texas Scramble
Sunday 25th June saw the annual Texas Scramble organised by James Brennan with the usual excellent prizes for the golf and for the raffle.  Nearly £1500 was raised for the club funds.

50/50 Draw
This takes place at every 1st team home match and will add over £1000 to club funds during the season.  Sandra Grant would welcome help with selling tickets.

Sir Tommy Macpherson Memorial Trophy
The 2017 match on 4th August was the closest yet showing further improvement from the young Kingussie team.  It ended in a 1-1 draw with Newtonmore winning the penalty shoot out to retain the trophy for the third year.  The gate is sharted with Kingussie and we also ran a joint 50/50 raflle with them.

Jock Paul Mackintosh Memorial Trophy
The 2017 event on Sunday 13th August saw an entry of ten temas under the new format.  Each team had to have an over 40, over 30, lady and under 18 of which three had to be on the pitch at all times.  The is was a hugely enjoyable day enhanced by the BBQ, bar and home baking that raised about £1000 for club funds.

Shinty / Shooting Competition
Watch out for this new fundraiser that Evan Cheyne is organising in September.

Xmas Sale
This years Xmas sale is on Saturday 2nd December.  This is the most important regular fundraiser in our calendar and has been running since 1923.  In the last couple of years it has been rejuvenated with a variety of new ideas including an Xmas hamper.  This year we hope to add a bumper 12 Days of Xmas raffle.