CRUFC Crowd Fund

by Andrew Jones in Congleton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th December 2020 we successfully raised £23,892 ( + est. £3024.75 Gift Aid ) with 184 supporters in 35 days

Raise funds to offset the impact of COVID-19 and support those in the local community

by Andrew Jones in Congleton, England, United Kingdom

Congleton Rugby Union Football Club: Fit for the Future

1606323731_dsc_0067.jpgAim: To protect the future of Congleton Rugby Union Football Club, enabling it to continue to provide a safe, welcoming and enjoyable environment for players, families and visitors.

This November, Congleton Rugby Union Football Club (CRUFC) aims to raise up to £20,000 to support the club through the current pandemic. Lockdown rules have resulted in a nationwide ban on competitive rugby since March 2020, a situation which could persist well into the new year. For a club as small as CRUFC – which relies heavily on income generated from match days (both at the Senior level and with its burgeoning Mini and Junior section) – such a loss of revenue could be catastrophic to its chances of survival. Already we have seen far too many local sports clubs go to the wall. Do not let CRUFC join their number.


The club is in urgent need of funds to offset the effects of the lockdown and also to make urgent repairs to the Club House and changing facilities so that, once the ban is lifted, we are able once again to welcome players and visitors to a clubhouse that is modern, safe and comfortable; a club house where they are happy to spend time and money while swapping stories about tries scored, tackles made and catches dropped.

We are therefore inviting members and friends of the club, residents of the town and surrounding areas, local businesses an those in the wider rugby community, to help us reach our target and help preserve the club for the benefit of the current generation of rugby players and all those who come after us. The club has a proud history – being one of the oldest clubs in the world at 160 years young – and we would urge you all to give CRUFC the push it needs to be around for another 160 years and beyond.1606323791_crufc_image_1.jpg

Congleton is a thriving town, a growing town; with more and more families moving in all the time. And we need our sports clubs to thrive as well, to provide an outlet for physically demanding and enjoyable sport played in an environment of core values that include teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. So please, dig deep and help us get over the try line.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Prize Draw - Haircut

Free gents cut and any hair product at Charlies Barbers on Park Street. Any donation will be entitled to a raffle ticket. Draw to take place Monday 6th December

£10 or more

2 x Gents Hair Cuts

Two gents cuts at Johns barbers shop. Any eligible donation will be entered into a raffle draw, taking place on the 6th of December.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

4 Personalised COaster

Dan at Ferndale has kindly offered to provide 4 personalised coasters to support our crowdfund. Link below to get a taste of what you could be getting your hands on!

£15 or more

£25 Isabel's Fashion House Voucher

Voucher Valid for use in store with local fashion shop Isabels. Each donation will enter a raffle, drawn at the end of the crowdfund

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

TJB Pest Control Gift Card

TJB (a former player, no less) has kindly provided a voucher worth £50 to our cause. Next time you have some unwelcome house guests you need removing..

£25 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

Club branded fabric face mask.

£25 or more

Vets4Pets Vac4Life Voucher

A voucher provider by Vets4pets for LIFETIME Vaccination for one Dog, cat or Rabbit at ALsager Vets4Pets. The reward is raffled, so any donors will be entered into a draw, with the winner being announced at the end of our crwdfund!

£50 or more

8 of 20 claimed

£50 Donation

Club branded snood

£3 or more

150 of 150 claimed

1860 Beartown Pale ale

Specially commissioned pale ale from beartown brewery. £3 per bottle.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Winter Hanging Basket

Custom arranged winter hanging basket provided by DJM Nurseries. Head to their facebook page

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Dog Advent Calender

Get your four legged friend the Advent calendar they never knew they needed courtesy of the Natural Snack pack.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Queens Head Gift Voucher

Our friends at the Queens Head have provided a £30 voucher to redeem at the pub! To be used when we can all enjoy their amazing facilities again!

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Natural Snack Dog treat box

A wonderful boxed and presented natural snack box for dogs, a pawfect Christmas gift!

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gin Gift Pack

Gift pack provided by Big Hill Gin Distillery, including Presentation box, Branded T-shirt, 2x Minitures.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

China Tea Set

Fine China set, including 6 cups and two mugs with saucers.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family Portrait Shoot

Professional family photoshoot provided by Vandersteen Photography

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