Ashton under Hill CC 2020 Covid-19 Fundraiser

by Ashton-u-Hill CC Club Secretary in Evesham, England, United Kingdom

Ashton under Hill CC 2020 Covid-19 Fundraiser
We did it
On 14th September 2020 we successfully raised £11,070 ( + est. £1750.50 Gift Aid ) with 86 supporters in 63 days

To raise £4,000 PLUS £2,000 from Sport England to limit impact on 2020 income due to Covid-19, and ensure we can continue to build our Club.

by Ashton-u-Hill CC Club Secretary in Evesham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The Crowdfunder page is primarily aimed to help us cover ongoing running costs through to the 2021 cricket season. Any additional money raised will help us to increase the fund we have been building to allow the replacement of the current practice net with a modern two lane facility. 



Who are we?

Ashton under Hill Cricket Club is based at the foot of beautiful Bredon Hill in South Worcestershire. We have been playing cricket in the Village since 1907. We are a community club, open to all and run entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to encourage greater participation in cricket across all age groups and to ensure the Club is seen as a real asset to the Village by our local community

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Why do we need your support?

We normally raise the funds we need to run the Club through subscriptions and match fees from members and bar takings, plus a number of social events through the year. With no cricket or social events possible so far in 2020, we estimate that we have lost around £8,000 in income. 

We are setting up this Crowdfunder to raise £4,000 ourselves(or more if we can!). In addition, if we are successful in hitting our own target, we will receive funding of £2,000 from Sport England. This will mean that we can protect our reserves as far as possible in order to plan for future development. A key ambition we have is to replace our current aged practice net (see below) with a new two lane facility on the opposite side of the Ground, which will require significant investment.

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Our Club 

We have worked hard to build up our junior section both to support participation in the Sport by boys and girls and, in the longer term, to provide the adult players the Club needs to thrive into the future

We are a small club working in a limited catchment area as many villages around Bredon Hill have their own cricket teams, but we are still able to support three adult teams and three junior teams. We also run the England & Wales Cricket Board All Stars programme for 5-8 year olds  to get children into cricket at an early age. 

To maximise participation, we strive to make cricket available to all age groups, playing standards and social groups. We seek to keep membership costs as low as we can in order to attract people from a broad spectrum of society. 

We'd normally be in the middle of our season now and the Ground & Pavilion would be a hive of activity. We've just started some small scale junior practice and are hopeful that we can play some adult and junior cricket in the second half of the Summer.

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Community Involvement

The Club pavilion is a social hub for the local community. The bar & patio, looking out over the cricket field, are a lovely setting to enjoy a drink and a chat with friends while junior practice sessions or adult matches are in progress. 

We have made our facilities available to the Worcestershire Cricket Board to host district and county fixtures for junior boys and girls teams and our facilities are well used for non cricket activities by people in and around the Village. Before the pandemic, The Club was hired out for regular weekly yoga classes and has also hosted an after school club and a variety of family parties.

We're missing all this engagement at present due to the impact of Covid-19. We would normally host a Village Social night on the last day of the school summer term, an event usually attended by in excess of 500 people to enjoy BBQ food, drinks and a variety of games. We look forward to bringing people together again as soon as we can.

If you can support us in any of the ways suggested, it would be greatly appreciated. Don't forget to say YES to Gift Aid if your donation is eligible as this will boost our total further. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A HAND MADE SET OF VINE LEAF CERAMICS

A matching set of bowl, plate and dish created by Holly Marsh at Studio Ceramics. See examples at https://studioceramic.company.site/The-Vine-Collection-c52977122

£10 or more

£10 FUTURE ADULT MATCH FEES VOUCHER

Pay up front to support this fundraiser and receive a voucher to cash in against future match fees any time up to the end of the 2021 season

£20 or more

£20 BAR VOUCHER

Support our fundraiser and receive a voucher to spend against future bar purchases

£30 or more

£30 JUNIORS MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION 2020

Although we can't offer a full season of junior cricket in 2020, your support in paying membership for your junior player would be hugely appreciated.

£50 or more

£50 ADULT MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION 2020

If you are able to, please support the Club by paying your annual subscription. Despite the limited amount of cricket we are likely to play, it would be hugely appreciated. Remember that we had already reduced the annual subscription compared to previous years

£50 or more

£50 PAVILION HIRE VOUCHER

Pledge £50 or more today and use it against future hires of the facilities at the Club. Hire the main room to hold a social event, run a class or meeting for your organisation; hire the ground for your company's cricket or rounders match.

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

SPONSORSHIP OF 2021 FIXTURE CARD

Support the design and printing of our fixture card for what we hope will be a full season of cricket in summer 2021 and advertise your business in the booklet for free.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

AN AUTOGRAPHED CRICKET BAT

A full sized Gunn & Moore cricket bat signed by the leading players of the Middlesex CCC team of the late 1980's including Mike Gatting, John Emburey and Norman Cowans

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Luxury Cream Tea for 2 People

Indulge in a delicious homemade cream tea made by Lesley Archer. (includes delivery local to Ashton under Hill

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A SLAB OF DAYLESFORD CIDER

Perfect for the warm summer evenings still to come, enjoy the taste of flavour filled local cider made by Jez Taylor

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A DAYLESFORD BOUQUET OF SEASONAL FLOWERS

A beautiful hand-tied bouquet of seasonal flowers, grown by Jez Taylor

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

SUNDAY LUNCH FOR 2 AT THE STAR IN ASHTON

Enjoy a Sunday lunch in our local pub. Reward includes two courses for two people.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

JEEP RIDE EXPERIENCE FOR 4

Four of you can enjoy an exhilarating off road experience up and around Bredon Hill in Charles Archer's Jeep

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

LUXURY CREAM TEA FOR 4 PEOPLE

Indulge in a delicious homemade cream tea provided by Lesley Archer (includes delivery local to Ashton)

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A DELICIOUS INDIAN MEAL FOR 4 FROM FINE & DANDI

A delicious home cooked Indian meal for four delivered to your door on a Saturday evening of your choosing. Reward donated by Fine & Dandi, a new local business run by one of our players, Mahesh Patel.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A PENGUIN FEEDING EXPERIENCE AT BIRDLAND

Get up close and personal with some of the penguin residents at Get up close and personal with some of the penguin residents at Birdland, Bourton on the Water. Will be valid on any available date in 2021. Reward is for one person over 10 years of age. Full terms and conditions are on the Birdland website

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A PORTRAIT OF YOUR PET

Treat yourself to a portrait of your favourite pet, created by local artist Lucy Parsons. Lucy will be happy to create the picture in your preferred style. You can see examples of her work at www.luparsonsart.squarespace.com

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

HAVE YOUR PORTRAIT PAINTED

Meg Archer has kindly offered to paint your portrait. Portrait to be of one person painted in oils or pastels. See examples of Meg's work at broadwayartsfestival.com/product/005-hinterland-of-the-mind

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