Five years ago we sent out on a mission to transform community facilities in Avebury - specifically the sports field and the club. We came up with a five step plan - and we are now at Step 5!
Please help us raise the £80,000 required to complete the extension works to the club building, install Disabled W.C. facilities and a kitchen, and transform the external appearance of the building - we know it's not pretty!
- The first step in our plan was to secure a lease of the sportfield, to allow us to maintain it properly, and raise funds to keep improving it......DONE!
- The second part was to completely overhaul our outdoor terrace and beer garden at the Club, making it a welcoming, attractive place to enjoy a drink with friends, outside.......DONE!
- The third step was to replace the old sports pavilion at Avebury Sportsfield, and build a brand-new facility, which generations would be able to enjoy for decades to come.......DONE!
- Step four, completed in July this year, was to resurface the car park at the sports and social club, and opening up to the public as a facility for everybody to use and enjoy, adding much-needed parking capacity in the often congested village of Avebury.......DONE!
Current Project - Renovation of the Club
This project is step five – transforming the interior of the Club to provide much-needed disabled W.C. facilities, a kitchen to allow catered events in the function room, and a reorganisation of the bar space in order to separate it from the function areas and allow multiple events to take place.
Achieving Step 5 will be a once in a generation opportunity to improve facilities of the village.
It's been an incredible journey over the last five years and this is the final piece in the puzzle. We are thrilled by the growth and success of the club during this time, and we have found that "if we build it, they will come".
It is worth mentioning that we are a not-for-profit organisation, structured as a friendly society and regulated by the FCA. We do not seek to profit by our activities, and every penny that we raise for this appeal, and in our ordinary activities, will go directly to improving these facilities.
--- Please read on to see the story, in pictures, of what we've achieved so far, and what we hope to achieve ---
Step 1: Secure the long term future of the sportsfield as a community facility, and begin a programme of maintenance and improvement the likes of which have not been seen before at Avebury:
Step 2: The landscaped and refurbished outdoor terrace and beer garden, completed in June 2020:
Step 3: Open for business! The new sports pavilion at Avebury, completed in August 2019 and in partial use during 2020:
Step 4: The resurfacing of the car park, completed in July 2020:
Step 5 - designers and architects' impression of how the new extension, accomodating the disabled W.C. facilities, will look:
--- Thank you for reading - and please do give generously! ---