Fundraising and Donations

The club costs in excess of £50000 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, £1500 from thh 1st team 50/50 raffle, £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
Watch this space for a date.

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
Another enjoyable annual dance was held in the Village Hall in November.  Club President Norman Macarthur reflected on a very successful year despite not retaining the Premier Division Trophy.
Awards were made to:
Mike Russell - 1st team player of the year
Kenny Ross - 2nd team player of the year for an unpresedented third time
Tommy Stewart - Young player of the year.

A special presentation of a painting of Rob Ritchie was made to Rob Ritchie by the Shinty Club and Highland Games for his outstanding contribution to both.
The 2018 dance will be held on Saturday 1st December in the Balavil Hotel

Williamson 6s
The annual Williamson 6s tournament was held on Wednesday 6th June on a glorius evening.  Kingussie beat Newtonmore in the Balavil Cup P1-3; Newtonmore defeated Kingussie in the Gergask Shield P4/5 and Alvie defeated Newtonmore in the Williamson P6/7.
Player of the tournament was Kyle Clark of Alvie.
All participants received a complimentary burger from the BBQ which also raised money for the club along with the sales of cans of juice.  The evening was run in partnership with Newtonmore PTA who also raised a sizeable sum for their funds.

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.  This years event is on Sunday 24th June.

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 teams 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.  This years competition will retain the new format and will take place on Sunday 12th August.

Shinty / Shooting Competition
Watch out for this new fundraiser.

Xmas Sale
The 2017 sale was not that well attended, but was still our biggest fundraiser of the year.  This years sale will be the 95th year since it was started and will take place on the first Saturday in December.