Barnards Green CC Covid recovery fundraising

by David Sutton in Malvern, England, United Kingdom

£17,643

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £2043.50
£20,000 target 34 days left
88% 113 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 3rd January 2021 at 6:00pm

To raise £20k to cover the shortfall in income caused by Covid, and ensure we can continue the great work we've been doing in the community.

by David Sutton in Malvern, England, United Kingdom

Barnards Green Cricket Club is a community cricket club in Malvern, providing cricket and social opportunities to the local community and players from a wide area. We offer cricket for all, from the very youngest right up to the highest level in the Birmingham & District League, and everything in between!

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The club is open to all and run by volunteers. Our aim is to encourage greater participation in cricket - both playing  and socially - across every part of our local community. 

In particular, we are very proud of the development of our junior programme. Through the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, we have a well established junior section with over 120 junior members. We are proud that over the years many of our juniors have gone on to have a life long involvement in the game, be it playing at representative or senior club level, or supporting others as volunteers.

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We have a wide catchment area  and now have nearly 600 members in total. We field 17 teams - with 12 mixed and girls junior teams. We also run the ECB All Stars and Dynamos programmes for 5-11 year olds.

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Our club is founded on a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment which is open to all age groups, playing standards and social groups.

As part of our commitment, we seek to minimise the financial barriers so that we attract people from a wide cross section of society, including a significant proportion from less well off areas. 

We are an important social hub for the local community and our facilities are used by a wide range of other voluntary and social groups including a thriving skittles league, crib, quizzes as well as being a venue for family parties and gatherings.

Providing a lifeline during Covid

Coming out of lockdown the club was a lifeline for many members of all ages, with training, matches and the club itself providing a focus after the isolation of lockdown. 

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BGCC provided a Covid secure environment, and importantly a safe place for some of our older members who were able to enjoy watching sport and socialising at a safe distance in the open air.

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"Without cricket at the club this summer lots of us would have really, really struggled so it’s great so many people help the club and give us a nice place to play."

"Being able to play cricket has been massive during Covid!"

"The club was the first place I went outside of my own house"

"During lockdown I felt very isolated and nervous around people but everyone at Barnards Green was there to support and encourage me just when I needed it the most."

Please watch our video of the season here BGCC 2020  

Covid could leave a £20k hole in our finances

The club prides itself on being financially self-sufficient, but the ongoing Covid situation is having a huge impact on our income and we stand to lose up to £20,000 compared to a normal year.

We generate almost all our revenue through matches, the bar and social/fundraising events during the summer months. This income enables us to cover our costs for the whole year, but with these activities being severely curtailed, our income has dropped dramatically. 

The volunteer committee has done a brilliant job in reducing costs and applying for grants, but we are forecasting that the club could lose up to £20,000 this year without some significant fundraising, and who knows how long the pandemic will continue.

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What will we use the money for?

Any money raised through this crowdfunding page will therefore help us cover our annual ‘fixed’ running costs which primarily include maintenance of our two grounds and pavilions, and the associated machinery. We have some major costs coming up over the Winter as our aged roller and mower at Newland are both out of action and need major refurb or replacement, and our North End Lane pitch covers need new tarpaulins to keep the rain off.

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Over the years we have prioritised investment in playing and training facilities and equipment and any surplus funds will be invested in our cricket programme so we can maintain and build on the fantastic work we’ve been doing. 

How can you help us?

As a volunteer-run club, we need to generate donations from members, friends and the wider community to help us cover the £20,000 shortfall.

You can obviously donate whatever you choose and we would welcome support from any families or businesses in the community who value what we do.

Your donation can also be made against one of the following rewards 

Membership donations – we would ask people to consider donating the cost of their membership for 2021

  • Senior Players - £100 
  • Junior Players - £50
  • Social members - £20
  • Club sponsor donation - £250

Straight donations - you can just use the box on the top right of the donation page to give whatever you choose.

As time goes on, we may introduce more opportunities to get involved and donate too, so watch this space! 

In addition to what you give Sport England will match fund 67% of our donations - which will make a massive difference to club!! However, if it's an all or nothing scheme so we need to raise £12k ourselves! 

Fortunately, there's a great community spirit at the Green and I'm sure you'll see this is one of those moments when we really need to pull together. 

So we thank you in advance for your support - it will really help us to safeguard the club finances so that we can continue to maintain our great club.

 

Finally, a practical point ....

If you do donate in one of the above ways, please could you put a note in the comments box to clarify what/who your donation covers. 

And if you're pledging a family donation, please pay for each member of your family separately, and use a different email address if you can - thank you.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Help keep the club going through Covid

make a pledge to support the club

£2 or more

Quiz Entry - enter the Club's Zoom Quiz on

Entry to our Family Lockdown Quiz on Zoom - Saturday 14th November at 19:00 - see social media or contact Kath at bgcccommunications@gmail.com

£2 or more

Kath's Sponsored Walk

Please support Kath on her 10 mile walk from Worcesetershire CCC New Road to Barnards Green via Old Vigornians, The Cinderella Ground, Rushwick CC, Worcester Nomads, Malvern Ramblers, and Newland.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner or more to help a great community club continue to provide fun, safe and supportive opportunities for all.

£10 or more

CV writing consultation and advice session

A one hour session to help you craft the perfect CV, whether you are taking your first steps on the job market or looking for a change, or just updating your CV just in case an opportunity comes along. Expertly provided by Kath Wood employment services

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Avon Voucher

Treat yourself to a bargain from the Avon catalogue courtesy of Jenny Firat www.avon.com/store/jennys-beautystore

£15 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Children's horse riding lesson

A half hour children's riding lesson at Court Equestrian, Callow End www.courtequestrian.co.uk

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Voucher for gel or acrylic nail treatment

A £20 voucher for gel or acrylics with Malvern's popular Beauty Call https://www.facebook.com/beautycallpage/

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Windmills, Dykes & Wides, History of Dutch cricket

Windmills, Dykes & Wides is an English translation of the history of Dutch cricket, captured in eleven anecdotal stories. The book spans over fifty years: from a heroic victory over the Australians in the 1960s to the 2019 ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualification in Dubai. RRP £24.99 The history of Dutch cricket, captured in eleven anecdotal stories. https://www.windmills-dykes-and-wides.nl/?lan=en

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 tickets to a Worcester Warriors Women game

a pair of tickets to see Warriors Women play at Sixways

£20 or more

£20 Social Membership

Pledge £20 or more today and we'll reward you with a year's social membership

£20 or more

Coaching session

An hour coaching with one of our qualified and experienced coaches (date by mutual agreement)

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£30 machinery hire voucher

£30 voucher for use at Ready Rent Plant Hire, Malvern A full range of building, landscaping and gardening equipment from your friendly local hire company

£30 or more

2 of 3 claimed

4 tickets at a day of Worcestershire red ball game

Four tickets for a day at a red ball game at New Road, the County Championship or Bob Willis Trophy RRP c£60

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Three Personal Training Sessions with DRPT

Three sessions with Dannie Rees Personal Training. Each session will be 45-60 minutes, tailored to your individual goals. RRP £120 Sessions to be arranged by mutual agreement, either pre Christmas or from March 2021.

£50 or more

£50 Junior / Student membership

Pledge £50 or more today and we'll reward you with next season's junior /student membership

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A 2 ball round at The Worcestershire Golf Club

A round for two at the famous Worcestershire. Redeemable any time between now and August 2021. RRP up to £100 http://www.theworcestershiregolfclub.co.uk/

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Coaching Sessions with County Pro George Rhodes

Three one hour sessions with Leicestershire pro George Rhodes. Having come up through the junior teams at Barnards Green all the way to Worcestershire and now Leicestershire, George knows what it takes to make a career in the game. Time and date of sessions to be mutually agreed.

£100 or more

Senior playing membership

Pledge £100 or more today and we'll reward you with next season's membership

£240 or more

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3 days of painting and decorating

Treat yourself to a home makeover with 3 days work from an experienced painter and decorator. Kindly donated by John Sherliker, this is a bargain - RRP is around £150 per day (checkatrade.com)

£250 or more

£250 Club Sponsor

Pledge £250 today and we'll reward you with the benefits of club sponsor, including a boundary edge banner, coverage in match day programmes, promotion through our social media and invitations to our sponsors day events please contact us for other sponsorship options to suit you

£1,000 or more

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Sponsor a pitch cover

Have your logo on our pitch covers - for the life of the covers. Please contact us for further details

£9 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Aagrah Indian marinade spice blend 4 pack

The perfect marinade starter selection pack. Not sure which flavour to try first? Worry not! This bundle allows you to try all of the Aagrah Marinade Spice Blends so you can wow your friends and family with a masterful array of grilled Indian street food such as Lamb Chops, Chicken Kindly donated by www.aagrahfoods.com Retails at £11.50 & P&P

£14 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Aagrah Indian cooking sauce selection 6 pack

Aagrah Foods 6-Pack Mixed Selection of Authentic restaurant sauce base Kindly donated by www.aagrahfoods.com The perfect starter selection pack. Not sure which flavour to try first? Worry not! This bundle allows you to try all of the Aagrah Great Taste winning flavours. Contains Hydrabadi, Achari, Balti, Handi, Tikka Masala and Karahi flavours.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Two tickets to a Worcestershire Rapids home T20

A pair of tickets to see the Rapids in a post Covid T20 at New Road RRP £40

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Two tickets to a Worcestershire one day game 2021

A pair of tickets to a WCCC one dayer at New Road in 2021 RRP c£40

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Worcester Warriors Rugby - 2 tickets

A pair of tickets to a Warriors game at Sixways RRP £40

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Escape Room experience for up to 6 people

Experience the challenge, team building and downright fun of one of four escape rooms with up to 5 of your friends. Choose from four challenges - you will have an hour to escape! Kindly donated by our friends at Icequest / ClueHQ https://cluehq.co.uk/malvern/

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fourball round at Kington Golf Club

A round for four at Kington Golf Club, the number 1 rated course in Herefordshire, and England's highest course. (altitude makes the ball travel further!) RRP £104 Winter, £140 Summer

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Coaching Sessions with County Pro Josh Tongue

Three one hour sessions with Barnards Green and Worcestershire fast bowler Josh Tongue. Josh has come up through the County pathway from the age of 6, all the way to being a key member of the WCCC first team. Time and date of sessions to be mutually agreed.

Let's make 'Barnards Green CC Covid recovery fundraising' happen

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