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.
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2016 was a very successful afternoon for shinty merchandise sales and the summer raffle. The 2017 Highland Games is on Saturday 5th August.
This took place in the village hall on Saturday 12th 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.
Texas scramble it was a slightly smaller line up of 21 teams this year who competed for the usual great prizes sourced by James Brannan for Castle Stuart, Murrayshall and Spey Valley. The prize at Gleneagles pushed raffle sales to a record level and the hugely enjoyable day raised £2000.
For the third year in a row we ran a summer raffle with a range of prizes more modest than the round of golf with the Rt Hon Alex Salmond that had topped our prizes in the 125th anniversary raffle in 2015. About £750 was raised for club funds.
Sir Tommy Macpherson Memorial Trophy
Many thanks are due to Lady Jean, Angus and the rest of the family for supporting the second playing of this annual tribute to Sir Tommy which took place on Friday 5th August and was televised on BBC Alba. The weather was much better than in 2015 and the trophy was retained by Newtonmore 4-1. This will be played on the Friday evening before the games every year.
A very disappointing turn out of only 4 teams but a hugely enjoyable afternoon with competitive shinty, a reasonable turn out and a great BBQ. Many thanks to the Mackintosh family for sponsoring this event which raised about £800.
Many thanks to everyone who helped revitalise the event on 5th Dec 2015 and particularly to Jane Stewart for her ideas. We had set an ambitious target of raising £3k and we almost managed £4k. and all the feedback has been that it was the most enjoyable event for years. Apart from the usual staples of donated venison [for which many thanks to the local estates and to Simpson Game], lunches, home baking the bottle stall etc we had games/competitions for adults and children and a Xmas hamper raffle that ran out of tickets.