Chesham CC COVID recovery fund

by Helen Crawley in Chesham, England, United Kingdom

£23,476

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £2818.25
£40,000 stretch target 17 days left
117% 148 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th June 2021 at 11:55pm

Help us recover income losses as a result of closing during the pandemic so we can keep offering fun and safe cricket to our community.

by Helen Crawley in Chesham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

A further £20,000 will allow for the full completion of the outdoor storage area, tuck shop and coffee bar and cover the unexpected cost of repairing the nets. Also, because of the extended closure, we now need help towards some unforeseen costs including a major service of the disabled lift, cellar cooling system overhaul, repair to the glass washer, damage caused by water leaking and top dressing the outfield. 


Your donation will mean Chesham Cricket Club keeps running and providing cricket to everyone who wants to play as well as supporting the community through its facilities. We need close to £40,000 to keep the club running and to recover from being closed during the pandemic. Thank you for making that possible.

Chesham Cricket Club

Chesham Cricket Club is a diverse and welcoming cricket club, operating at the heart of our community for the past 200 years. We are an ECB Clubmark club running seven senior men’s teams, a women’s team and many age-group junior teams for both boys and girls. We take pride in the number of players on our senior teams who come through the junior section and stay with the club and how many of our players give back by coaching and volunteering for us. 

But, we are more than just a cricket club. 

Based in green belt land, but walking distance from the town centre, our clubhouse is home to many other community groups including the Chesham Comedy Club, a range of exercise classes and host to first aid and safeguarding training courses, as well as being a popular venue for private functions.

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We also support non-sporting community groups such as Chesham Comedy Club and the Pothwari Sher music group. 
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We have have great links with local schools and other sports clubs to help promote engaging and safe sports to keep young people healthy.

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The impact of COVID

Like many other clubs, we haven’t been able to run a normal cricket season. This has had a major impact on our membership income. 

We have also not been able to host the usual community fundraising events or been able to open the facilities to the community. These are the vital funding streams that keep the club running.

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Thanks to some wonderful volunteers we were able to play a shorter season of cricket, but overall there has been a reduction in our income of nearly £30,000.

We rely on this income to maintain the grounds, the clubhouse and the facilities for the community to use. Otherwise the club will not be able to function.

As well as the usual bills and running expenses, we have a number of projects planned to enhance the facilities, welcoming even more members of the community to get active and socialise. 

We have an area ready for a new storage shed and outside tuck shop and coffee bar including improved access for disabled users, repairs due to the nets and plans for much needed maintenance to the fencing, netting and trees around the perimeter of the grounds.

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How you can help

Support this Crowdfunder project and help rebuild Chesham Cricket Club. 

We want to get as many people in Chesham and the surrounding area involved in sport and activity. 

Help us achieve that and allow more people to benefit from being part of a club community and all the support that comes with it.

To do this we need:

  • £10,000 for essential groundworks and maintenance including fencing, outfield renovations and landscaping 
  • £10,000 for new benches, soft furnishings and kitchen updates
  • Stretch target: £20,000 for the completion of storage sheds and outdoor refreshment area and towards unexpected costs caused by the pandemic.

Area ready for tuck shop and storage

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Our recovery

We want to see the club open and thriving again as soon as we are allowed. 

Cricket, and the community support the club provides, is so important to our players and their families and to the volunteers that give their time to keep it running. 

In order to continue to be the safe, friendly and welcoming club that we are we need your help to recover and grow.

This season we have plans for new initiatives to attract under-represented members of Chesham's community in line with the ECB South Asian Action Plan. We are hoping to better reach the diverse BAME community of Chesham and also attract more women and girls to the sport.

We want to bring back junior cricket, including All Stars and Dynamos, and Sunday morning women’s soft ball. We want to see matches played, with friends and families cheering the teams on. We want to see training nights and post-match celebrations. We want to welcome new faces to the club and be reunited with the old ones.

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Thank you to all the members and local businesses who have donated to the Crowdfunder and offered items as rewards. We couldn't do this without your support. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One personal training session with Sam Helm

One personal training session with qualified PT Sam Helm @Samhelm25

£10 or more

1 of 8 claimed

Size 1 blue plastic cricket bat

Slazenger size 1 blue plastic junior cricket bat suitable for ages 4-5 years. Thanks to Chiltern Sports for the donation: www.chilternsports.co.uk

£10 or more

1 of 8 claimed

Size 3 blue plastic cricket bat

Slazenger size 3 blue plastic junior cricket bat suitable for ages 6-8 years. Thanks to Chiltern Sports for the donation: www.chilternsports.co.uk

£10 or more

3 of 8 claimed

Size 5 blue plastic cricket bat

Slazenger size 5 blue plastic junior cricket bat suitable for ages 7-9 years. Thanks to Chiltern Sports for the donation: www.chilternsports.co.uk

£11 or more

7 of 20 claimed

4 pint jug of Youngs IPA or 61 Deep

Usually £12.50 for a jug, save 12% off the price of a 4 pint jug of Youngs IPA and 61 Deep. Select this reward and receive your jug voucher.

£12 or more

7 of 20 claimed

4 pint jug of Bombardier or Estrella

Usually £14 for a jug, save 14% off the price of a 4 pint jug of Bombardier or Estrella. Select this reward and receive your jug voucher.

£12 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Half price games hamper from Dusty Bones

Unique games hamper by Dusty Bones. Choose from a menu of new or retro board games for hire which come with drinks, sweets and popcorn in a hamper all wrapped in sustainable packaging. Perfect for a fun night in. RRP £25 www.dustybonesboardgames.com

£20 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Social membership

Save more than 50%, usual price £50. Social membership gives you member prices at the bar, a discount on hiring the facilities and use of the clubhouse facilities.

£20 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Football, beer and pizza night

Watch the England group matches on a big screen at the pavilion. Includes pizza and a drink.

£20 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Chesham CC Club Tie

Club tie in Chesham CC colours with logo

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Everlast punch bag

Second hand hanging punch bag for boxing. Great condition. Made by Everlast.

£45 or more

2 of 16 claimed

U8-U14s | Girls Summer Camp

Buy 2 summer camp sessions for £45 saving 25% on usual price of £60. U8-U14 softball and hardball cricket camp from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday 4 and 11 Aug.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

10% off & bespoke jewellery commission consult

Local bespoke jeweller Roz Prest is offering a free one-hour consultation and 10% off a bespoke jewellery commission, recycling gold/gem project or Make Your Own wedding ring class with a minimum spend of £500. Only valid against one project or class per person. Website for more info: rosalynsemporium.com Contact: [email protected]

£81 or more

2 of 5 claimed

10% off minis membership

Get 10% off your minis annual membership fee, usually £90.

£90 or more

1 of 16 claimed

U9-U13s | Hardball Summer Camp

Buy 4 summer camp sessions for £90 saving 25% on usual price of £120. U9-U13 hardball cricket camp from 10am to 3pm on Monday 26 July, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug.

£90 or more

4 of 16 claimed

U8-U11s | Softball Summer Camp

Buy 4 summer camp sessions for £90 saving 25% on usual price of £120. U8-U11 softball cricket camp from 10am-3pm on Friday 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug.

£99 or more

2 of 5 claimed

10% off women's player membership

Get 10% off your women's annual membership fee, usually £110.

£108 or more

3 of 4 claimed

10% off senior player membership

Get 10% off your annual membership price, usually £120.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cricket bat signed by 1993 Essex County Team

Gray Nicholls full size bat signed by the Essex County Cricket Team including Graham Gooch and Neil Foster.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cricket bat signed by Yorkshire and Lancashire

Full size cricket bat signed by Yorkshire and Lancashire squads

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cricket bat signed by Yorkshire and Middlesex

Cricket bat signed by Yorkshire and Middlesex

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Sponsor an outdoor bench

Buy a bench for the club and place a logo, name or other message on the bench for all to see.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Netflix gift card

A gift card for Netflix film and TV subscription service to the value of £15 donated by ASL Group, one of the largest established managed-office services suppliers in the UK, supplying over 7,500 customers throughout the country with Print, Communications and IT infrastructure. www.asl-print.co.uk

£10 or more

129 of 129 claimed

Easter holiday cricket camp

A 2 hour session in our Easter cricket camp for u8 to u13s. Usual price is £15 per child per session. Sessions must be booked in advance. Visit our website for a list of available dates.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

U9 one to one coaching session

Dedicated one hour coaching session for under 9s delivered by a Level 2 qualified coach.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

4 tickets to Chesham Comedy Club

4 tickets to Chesham Comedy Club on 29 May at the Black Horse Inn. Sold as a table of 4. Usual price £60 (£15 per ticket).

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Marks and Spencer Beaulieu Hamper

Hamper containing La Vita Sangiovese, raspberry jam, Apple and fig chutney, Italian chocolate assortment, milk chocolate, roasted and salted large peanuts, all butter Cornish Cruncher biscuits, all butter shortbread biscuit box, Scottish all butter choc chunk shortbread rounds in a woven wicker hamper. RRP £50

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Case of Leftfield Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Six bottles of Leftfield Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Winemaker notes Passionfruit, nectarine and lemongrass parade before the beholder. Gentle scents of green herb and flamboyant tropical fruit arrive on the scene while a light-footed streak of crisp vibrancy departs side stage. Food match Grilled and Roasted White Meats. Imbibe on its own or devour with seafood such as grilled prawns and fresh lemon.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Case of Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2019

6 bottles of Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages ‘Combe aux Jacques’ 2019 Winemaker Notes The wine has a good structure and will therefore be able to age several years. This Beaujolais-Villages 'Combe aux Jacques' should be drunk quite cool in order to protect the delicious aromas of fruits and the delicate freshness which is the signature of this wine.

£99 or more

5 of 5 claimed

10% off junior membership

Get 10% off your junior annual membership fee, usually £110.

£108 or more

1 of 1 claimed

20% off senior player membership

Get 20% off your annual membership price, usually £120.

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