All Together Now at Bury CC

by Bury CC in Bury, England, United Kingdom

£18,079

 
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+ est. £1505.25
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th May 2021 at 10:46am

Raising funds to cover the financial shortfall caused by COVID, so we bounce back in 2021 with our sporting and social role in the community

by Bury CC in Bury, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We are raising funds to cover the financial shortfall caused by COVID, so that we bounce back in 2021 with an improved sporting and social role in the community. 

We will improve facilities, purchase additional equipment, deliver additional junior training and redouble our efforts to attract new players to the club. 


Who we are

Bury CC is a community based cricket club located in Greater Manchester. Established over 175 years ago we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, friendly club and an asset to our community. We have had a few homes around Bury in that time but settled on our current site at Radcliffe Road in 1920.

We have junior teams at U9, U11, U13 and U15 catering for all abilities and from all backgrounds. A number of our junior players play representative cricket and for regional feeder teams. We also deliver the ECB’s All-Stars programme aimed at the youngest players. Our 4 senior teams play at different levels of the local league structure and we are proud that many of our juniors progress to the senior teams.

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The Club has Clubmark Status, the accreditation by the ECB which confirms we provide a safe environment for both seniors and juniors. We also provide free use of the ground to local schools for match and practice activity and host an annual primary school tournament.

We are volunteer driven, our volunteers helping run training sessions, sit on the committee, organise events, carry out maintenance, staff the clubhouse and many, many more activities. Perhaps our proudest achievement was the self financing of our pavilion in 2013.

Whilst not one of the biggest clubs in the county, we regularly host a variety of Lancashire boys and girls representative games on behalf of LCB, which we feel is a good indicator of the esteem in which we are held. 

The impact of COVID-19

2020 was a dual celebration of our 175th anniversary and one hundred years at our current home. We had planned on commemorating these anniversaries with prestige fixtures, a gala dinner, and several social events. Unfortunately none of these were possible due to the pandemic, which meant that not only were we not able to celebrate the occasion together, but our projected finances took a major hit. 

With the season taking place in a much shortened manner and with much uncertainty around completion of fixtures, we didn’t feel it was appropriate to ask any of our players for annual membership fees, which are an essential component of our income. Whilst this was the right decision to take, essentially the club had to subsidise this loss of income. 

We also had to postpone our annual golf day, which is usually one of our major sources of income and given that the business community was also impacted by the pandemic, our usual sources of sponsorship weren’t able to be accessed. 

How we will spend the funds

Despite the difficulties experienced last year we approach the new 2021 season with a renewed sense of optimism and a determination to bounce back. The title of our project is “All Together Now”, as we feel that by pulling together as a club and by reaching out to our wider community we can make 2021 a successful year, with us all getting back to playing and watching the sport we love with a smile back on our faces. 

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The funds will help us pay for much needed maintenance of the clubhouse and the outside space which had been planned for 2020 but was simply not viable. When it is safe for players and spectators to return, we want to be able to provide them with the facilities they deserve

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Having been sat unused for almost 12 months, our practice nets are also in need of particular attention before any training can take place. 

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We also need to generate sufficient funds to cover our essential expenditure such as ground maintenance, umpires fees, match balls etc. With other sources of income still uncertain at the moment it is imperative that we are able to cover our costs

Our role in our community is one that we are proud of. The fact that last year we were not able to provide much cricket, especially coaching to young people in particular, is a source of regret. The game of cricket depends on new players being attracted to the sport and last summer very few new players joined the club for understandable reasons. With the additional funds we hope that this scheme will provide, we will redouble our efforts to attract new young players to our club and the sport by providing them with the facilities and equipment they deserve. 

We are a resilient little club who have survived over 175 years. As we look to the future we are determined to be here for many, many more. With your help we are sure that we will be. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Friends of Bury CC

Consider yourself a friend of Bury CC? Everyone who purchases this reward will have their name displayed in our clubhouse, with our eternal thanks. **Please enter the name of the person you wish to be displayed in the delivery details**

£2 or more

21 of 30 claimed

T20 Shirt Prize Draw

Purchase a £2 raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning one of our brand new replica Macron T20 shirts*. The winner can choose a junior or senior shirt. We will sell a maximum of 30 tickets to give you the best chance of winning. If they all sell out we may do another raffle. *No Purchase necessary. Full terms and conditions can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dpoLer-IgGlrLbYSQ1m4K1zLoDJvAVYzEntDt1-hC_4/edit

£10 or more

Fantasy Cricket entry

Entry into the 2021 Bury CC Fantasy Cricket league. More details on how to select a side are here https://burycc.crichq.site/pages/fantasy-cricket

£25 or more

13 of 30 claimed

Match ball sponsor

Sponsor the match ball at any of our games and receive your name displayed in the clubhouse and across social media

£28 or more

0 of 10 claimed

50% off a 2 hour starter driving lesson

Receive a £56 two hour starter session for only £28 with Robert Weston Driving Tuition. This is a session designed for new learner drivers, with an experienced local driving instructor. Offer valid for a lesson between 1st June - 30th October 2021. Max 1 offer per person.

£30 or more

Social membership

This social membership will give you a non-playing membership of the club and as an additional reward each member will be provided with an exclusive members cap.

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Half price voucher for A Northern Light

Receive a £100 voucher for only £50 to be spent on any item(s) at www.anorthernlight.co.uk. A Northern Light supply illustrated and handmade lamps, lampshades and homewares

£60 or more

17 of 60 claimed

Junior Players Membership

Our annual membership for Junior players. **Please note, when purchasing on behalf of a junior, please enter THEIR details in the delivery address**

£90 or more

20 of 50 claimed

Senior Players Membership

Our annual membership for senior players also includes our new 2021 playing shirt. **Please enter the player's details in the delivery address**

£175 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sponsors Advertising Hoarding - 1 year

Have your company displayed on one of our perimeter advertising hoardings for one year

£200 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Hospitality Day

Enjoy being waited on with free food and drink at one of our games

£200 or more

8 of 20 claimed

Annual Golf Day - team of 4

Entry for a team of four in our annual Golf Day, currently scheduled to take place on 3rd September

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Yearly Handbook Sponsorship

Sponsor the annual Bury CC Handbook, which is provided to all members

£400 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Sponsors Advertising Hoarding - 3 years

Have your company displayed on one of our perimeter advertising hoardings for three years

£550 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Memorial Bench

Whether to commemorate someone no longer with us, or simply to provide you with your own bench from which to watch matches from, this hardwood teak bench engraved with your own inscription, will provide a lasting legacy.

£1 or more

30 of 30 claimed

Training Shirt Prize Draw

Purchase a £1 raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning one of our brand new Macron Training shirts*. The winner can choose a junior or senior shirt. We will sell a maximum of 30 tickets to give you the best chance of winning. If they all sell out we may do another raffle. *No Purchase necessary. Full terms and conditions can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dpoLer-IgGlrLbYSQ1m4K1zLoDJvAVYzEntDt1-hC_4/edit

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Slattery Gift Voucher

A £20 Slattery Gift Voucher for the reduced price of £15. Slattery are the UK's. Finest Patissier & Chocolatier Since 1967 and are a 3rd generation family run unique business, located in Whitefield, Manchester. www.slattery.co.uk

£5,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Main Club Sponsor

Our main club sponsor will adorn our playing shirts, have their logo displayed at the ground and across social media. These funds will provide a major contribution to our ability to run each of our teams and provide training to young people

Let's make 'All Together Now at Bury CC' happen

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