BOLTON RUFC Covid 19 Relief Fund

by Bolton RUFC in Bolton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th August 2020 we successfully raised £11,602 with 162 supporters in 35 days

Bolton RUFC invites friends and supporters to help improve our facilities for all and to bridge the shortfall created by the Corona Virus.

by Bolton RUFC in Bolton, England, United Kingdom

Who are we

We are a community-based rugby Club in the heart of Bolton. Providing anyone with the opportunity to play and enjoy the game of rugby.

Over the last 30yrs Bolton RUFC, driven solely by volunteers, has never stopped moving forward from the days when two senior teams played on council pitches with post-match socialising in the local pub in the 70’s to where we are now with a thriving rugby club in the heart of a re generation area in Halliwell serving all our diverse communities.

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FROM COUNCIL PITCHES


With 3 senior teams and more importantly a large junior section of over 200 members with teams at every age group from U7’s to Senior Colts the Club was thriving.

Not bad for a predominantly footballing town, where little rugby is played in many schools.

What has happened

As you are aware after taking advice from HM Government the RFU cancelled all rugby from the 17th March 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Apart from the effect on all the senior, mini and junior players being unable to play the game they love, Bolton RUFC has suffered a big impact financially over the past 4 months.

All those 18th, 21st birthday parties and Christenings due to be held at the Club had to be cancelled. There has been no bar takings and any senior match fees due to cancelled matches have not been paid. All Community use of our Clubhouse was suspended. Our friends running the Community Kitchen, Slimming World, The Pentecostal Church Group, and the ladies rounders team have been unable to use our facilities and we welcome them back as soon as posssible.

Bolton Mets Rugby League team along with Bolton University Ladies and Mens rugby team, Primary and Secondary schools who use our facilities for matches, competitions and tournaments have all been absent.

Our biggest fundraising event the Sportsman Dinner which has raised much sponsorship in the past was also cancelled.

The Club was in safe hands up until March 2020 until the Covid 19 pandemic struck.

TOO OVER 200 JUNIOR MEMBERS

Looking Forward

Together with Crowdfunding  we have the opportunity with your help to raise much needed funds to get us through this crisis. We are hoping to raise money through donations and pledges to reach our target.

When we come out of this crisis the local community will need our club more than ever, not only to help provide the essential recreational facilities for our players and supporters but for the many other community based schemes, societies and sports we host. By providing an improved and enhanced environment we can hopefully help improve both physical and mental health and fitness.

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What can happen

The campaign has been launched, with a range of rewards and offers available to people who want to donate and includes:- Match day Hospitality, Sponsorship opportunities, Mascot opportunities, a raffle and much more.

With your support today you can help us ensure that we are able to undertake some of the essential work listed below that will allow Bolton RUFC to provide safe and appropriate facilities to support our sporting, recreation and social activities and get ready to start again for the 1st September 2020.

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 With your help we can do the following

Maintenance and fabrication of existing Fire Escapes 

Further pitch improvements and maintenance on Pitch 3

Essential refurbishment of parts of the clubhouse (to include social distance requirements)

Changing room maintenance to cater for the large junior section.

Additional safety measures required resulting from the impact of Covid 19 to ensure the safe participation of visitors, supporters and players alike

Any amount whether small or large will help the Club to offer a great facility to young and old alike in the heart of Bolton. So please if you can donate, you know it will be going to a great community cause.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Car Wash

Donate £5 and bring your car down to our car wash day organised by our U10's Junior Rugby Team and Coaches Everyone welcome. (Date TBA)

£5 or more

13 of 100 claimed

Breakfast butty x 2 and 2 Hot Drinks

Open to everyone Sunday morning only. Come down to the Club and get two breakfast butties and two hot drinks of your choice.

£5 or more

Virtual Raffle

Buy a virtual raffle ticket and be entered into our club draw. The winner will receive a first prize of 35% of cash raised, 2nd prize 10% and third prize 5%.

£15 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Discount meal Voucher at Lucianos Middlebrook

Receive a £10 money off voucher at Luciano's at Middlebrook

£15 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Discount meal voucher at Lucianos at the Millstone

Receive a £10 money off voucher for use at Luciano's at the Millstone

£20 or more

10% off Veterinary fees

Donate and you can receive a voucher for 10% off Veterinary fees at the Standish Veterinary Centre, Adlington Veterinary Centre, or Tyldesley Veterinary Centre (Valid 12 months)

£25 or more

7 of 50 claimed

Former Players Lunch Special

Attendance at one of next seasons Former Player's lunch includes wine

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

10% Discount at Benchmark Blinds

Looking for new blinds. Donate and you will receive a voucher for 10% discount at Benchmark Blinds

£30 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Personal Training Session

Get a free personal training session with Kept Fit, Dunscar, Egerton (normally £40)

£50 or more

9 of 30 claimed

Buy a brick

Buy a brick with your name engraved on it proudly displayed in the members lounge

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Match day mascot

Be a match day mascot at one of our first team home games and includes pre-match meal for two adults and mascot, meet the 1st team, pitch entry with the 1st team Captain and photo opportunity.

£50 or more

Lifestyle Photoshoot

Pledge and receive a Lifestyle Photo shoot by Professional photographer, 'Photography By DOMINIC HOLDEN' at a mutually convenient location and time and an online gallery to view your images. (Normal price £95) Option to purchase prints and digital images.

£60 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Match day Programme Advertisement

Aimed at local businesses. Quarter page match day programme advertisement in colour. Entire season 2020/21 first team home games. (Incl VAT)

£120 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Match day Programme Advertisement

Aimed at local businesses. Half page match programme advertisement in colour. Entire season 2020/21 First team home games (Incl VAT)

£240 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Match day Programme Advertisement

Aimed at local businesses. Full page match day programme advertisement in colour. Entire Season 2020/21 First team games (Incl VAT)

£420 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Match Day Sponsorship

Aimed at local businesses Home match day sponsorship.Ideal for Company and family celebration. Pre-Match buffet and drinks for up to 20 people (Incl VAT)

£600 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sponsor a set of U11's Shirts

Buy a set of U11's rugby shirts and have your company logo or name proudly displayed on the front of the shirts. Comes with an invite to our sponsor day and the opportunity of a photo shoot. (Incl VAT)

£840 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sponsor a set of U12's Rugby shirts

Sponsor a set of U12's rugby shirts and have your company name or logo proudly printed on the front of the shirts. Comes with an invite to our sponsors day and the opportunity of a photo shoot with the team. (Incl VAT)

£840 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sponsor a set of U15's Rugby shirts

Sponsor a set of U15's rugby shirts and have your company name or logo proudly printed on the front of the shirts. Comes with an invite to our sponsors day and the opportunity of a photo shoot with the team. (Incl VAT)

£840 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sponsor a set of U17's Rugby shirts

Sponsor a set of U17's rugby shirts and have your company name or logo proudly printed on the front of the shirts. Comes with an invite to our sponsors day and the opportunity of a photo shoot with the team. (Incl VAT)

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Receive a Veg and fruit bundle

Donate and you will receive a mixed fruit and vegetable pack from ACCESS TO VEG who have been doing a sterling job delivering fruit and veg to vulnerable people during the lock down period (Delivered to Bolton Postcode) or collection available.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Give your business a brand makeover worth £1500

Take advantage of this rare opportunity for a leading creative industry professional to personally transform your business identity. (Worth £1500) So what do you get for your pledge? After an initial consultation you'll receive a full Brand Identity Manual and asset files with your new logo design, plus visual representations of how the brand will be applied to all aspects of your business.

£360 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sponsor a set of U9's Shirts

This will buy a set of U9's rugby shirts with your company logo or name on the front and comes with an invite to our Sponsors day and the opportunity of a photo shoot with the team. (Incl VAT)

£840 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sponsor a set of U13's rugby shirts

Sponsor a set of U13's rugby shirts and have your company name or logo proudly printed on the front of the shirts. Comes with an invite to our sponsors day and the opportunity of a photo shoot with the team. (Incl VAT)

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