Howard Wiseman

Howard Wiseman

St. Olave's New Fives Court fundraising page


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]UPDATE:[/b][/p][p][b]We have now just £20,000 more to raise (plus £6,000 of pledges to still come in). [/b][/p][p]Building starts in December and the courts will be completed in the Spring. Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated.... You shall be remebered forever on the Donor's board. There are only 80 "bricks" at £200 plus giftaid that we need people to kindly donate; [b][u]THEN WE ARE THERE![/u][/b][/p][p]So, please do donate a brick (or even half a brick!), or even a pile of bricks if you can. These courts will serve generations of girls and boys to come.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Fives has been played at St. Olave’s for over one hundred years; it has been played there for longer than any other sport and has been enjoyed by generations of Olavians, both as children and also as adults.[/p][p] As an all-weather sport that is truly inclusive, good exercise and just a really good game; it is no surprise that the popularity of the sport has risen steadily in recent times. This is in the context of Fives thriving across the country and being healthier than it has ever been in modern times. Over one thousand girls and boys, for example, took part in this year’s Schools’ National Championships.[/p][p] [/p][p]At St. Olave’s, there are now over 150 boys and girls playing Fives on a regular basis. Over fifty fixtures give everyone the opportunity to represent their school, and the very strong links with the Old Olavians enable the most able players to train and compete alongside the adults.[/p][p] [/p][p]With only four courts, maintaining this very strong system is a real strain and it is very difficult for any players to access the courts for very long due to huge demand. What we have achieved in terms of numbers playing and the range of standards catered for is a real success story. However so much more can be achieved by building four more courts.[/p][p] [/p][p]Please give generously towards this amazing gift for our School; a school that has given all of us so much. This is a massive step forward for the History of Fives at St. Olave’s as the game moves strongly forwards into it’s second Century as an Olavian sport.[/p]
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Nov 4, 2020

Rita Wong

Oct 26, 2020

Mark Williams

Good luck Howard...this will indeed be a wonderful facility


plus £75.00 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2020

Emma Double

Great work Howard and Dom!


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2020

Yoann Bleunven

Great initiative! Thank you Howard and Dom.

Sep 9, 2020

Curran family


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 30, 2020

Prashar Family


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2020

Patrick Ludden

Please put another 'brick in the wall' for my son Mark Ludden (Olaves 2018 to hopefully 2025). very best wishes, Pat Ludden


plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2020


Thanks for your effort to support the sport.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 13, 2020


Great work in building the courts, hope it all goes well!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2020



plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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