Eagles v Covid

by Pete Rainey in Effingham, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd December 2020 we successfully raised £5,209 with 141 supporters in 28 days

We're raising funds to help cover the costs of our COVID-safe measures (extra cleaning regimes, hand and equipment sanitiser, signage etc).

by Pete Rainey in Effingham, England, United Kingdom

Effingham and Leatherhead Rugby Football Club

Effingham and Leatherhead RFC, known as the Eagles, aims to provide a chance for anyone of any age and standard to play rugby and enjoy the game, and to benefit from the rewards that rugby has to offer.

Established in 1966, the club runs a minis section for under-6 to under-11, a juniors section for children over 11, and we have four senior (adult) teams. In recent seasons we've had up to 600 players, from primary school children to pensioners, training and playing rugby with the club.

The club’s vision is to be recognised as the community club of choice in Surrey, offering rugby in all its forms and creating an environment where individuals and families are welcomed and encouraged to play their own part in taking their club forwards.

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The impact of COVID

COVID has hit everyone hard, including the Eagles. Safety measures mean we can’t run events to raise funding, and the clubhouse bar, kitchen and shop – normally the heart of our club – have had to shut for weeks on end, and limit capacity when they are open, massively reducing our income.

Making our facilities and training sessions COVID-safe also means extra bills on top of our normal expenditure. We've had to put in place extra cleaning regimes for our facilities, and we need to wash equipment and sanitise hands every 15-minutes during training, which means buying a huge amount of cleaning products.

Your help

We are a not for profit organisation, fully self-funded through membership fees, event income, sponsorship and bar, kitchen and shop takings. With reduced income due to COVID-19 we're rasing funds to help cover the costs of our COVID-safe measures.

We’re offering some great rewards for those who donate – so you can help the club and find some great Christmas stocking fillers at the same time.

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Some of the rewards have been bought by the club, while others have been kindly donated. So some rewards have a bigger bottom line impact for the club than others. But rest assured that claiming any of the rewards benefits the the club, and of course, the more you donate, the more goes towards covering our COVID-safe measures.

The money we raise will go first and foremost to covering our increased COVID-safe costs. Any extra money we raise will be put towards new equipment to help us keep our training sessions as enjoyable as possible, as well as safe.

Our ethos

In previous seasons we have had around 600 players, from primary school children to pensioners, playing or training with the club.

Rugby, like many sports delivers great health benefits for players. Rugby is also values driven, and at all ages we teach and encourage teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship. Your support will help us keep as many players as possible engaged with the sport, bringing them health benefits, and for our younger players helping them develop a positive ethos.

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ELRFC is a community. Our players, their families and our supporters look out for each other and help each other. And we’re also part of the local community. Our coaches go out to schools and cub groups to do rugby taster sessions, we regularly have a stall and games at local village fetes and fairs, and our facilities are used by other groups in the community - like local schools hosting fund-raising events. So it’s not just club members we want to reach out to. We want to spread our message across the community, to get more people interested in and involved with the club.

Getting and keeping as many people as possible actively participating with the club will help with their mental, as well as physical wellbeing, and will benefit the local community as a whole.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

11 of 23 claimed

Eagles kids supporters hat

An awesome kids Eagles bobble hat in club colours (green, black, yellow). Just the ticket for those cold winter days. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). [This reward was purchased by the club. The minimum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£5 or more

5 of 100 claimed

Eagles holographic sticker

Show your support for the club with an amazing 10cm x 9cm holographic Eagles sticker, delivered through your door. [This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£5 or more

0 of 10 claimed

101 Great Drinking Games book

101 Great Drinking Games Book. By Andy Stuttard (author) and Hamish Buchanan (Illustrator). Kindly donated by a club member. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges).

£6 or more

1 of 50 claimed

2 x Eagles car window stickers

Get two, yes two, Eagles car window stickers in two different designs. They are stickers that you can put on windows, including, but not limited to, the windows in cars. (To be collected from the club).

£10 or more

18 of 50 claimed

Eagles mug

Show your support for the club with a fantastic Eagles mug, ready for a brew. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). [This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£10 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Eagles wall calendar

An Eagles calendar showing the best of the club going back many years and including the present day. It is A3 when open and printed on premium quality paper with a full page for each month. There is a large Eagles photo on each page with space to make notes against every day. A high quality product that would make a great present. (To be collected from the club).

£25 or more

12 of 25 claimed

New Era Eagles cap

A magnificent black Eagles cap from iconic baseball brand New Era. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). [This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Harlequins shirt [pic C in updates] size XXL

Harlequins shirt [pic C in updates] size XXL, (not this season's shirt). See the updates section for a picture of the shirt.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Harlequins shirt [pic D in updates] size XXL

Harlequins rugby shirt [pic D in updates] size XXL, (not this season's shirt). See the updates section for a picture of the shirt.

£30 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Eagles budgy smugglers (34W)

Unbelievably, a pair of Eagles branded budgy smugglers (34W). (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). [This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£30 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Eagles budgy smugglers (30W)

Unbelievably, a pair of Eagles branded budgy smugglers (30W). (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits.

£30 or more

1 of 9 claimed

Eagles budgy smugglers (32W)

Unbelievably, a pair of Eagles branded budgy smugglers (32W). (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits.

£30 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Eagles budgy smugglers (36W)

Unbelievably, a pair of Eagles branded budgy smugglers (36W). (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits.

£150 or more

Business donations

Businesses donating £150 or more will receive a heartfelt public thank you via our screen in the clubhouse bar (for the rest of the season), on our website, and on our FaceBook page.

£180 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Richard’s Restaurant at Home Experience for 4

Supplied by our club chef, Richard, a 3 course gourmet dinner for you and 3 guests, cooked in your own home. Starters like Cured and Torched Salmon or Confit Chicken Terrine. Mains like Pork Belly or Hake Bourguignonne and desserts like Toffee Popcorn Pannacotta or Treacle Tart! Richard will even leave your kitchen in tip top condition with the dishes washed! Full menu available on request. Dates to be agreed with Richard.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

(Unique) Wasps shirt signed by Brian Moore

Official Wasps playing shirt signed by Brian Moore who played for Quins. Brian signed it when he was our speaker at the Sportsmens' dinner. This is a unique shirt as Brian signed it through gritted teeth and muttering all the time. He could not bring himself to put a nice message on there so instead put on an abusive one, in his own unique style. Truly, a unique item.

£270 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Richard’s Restaurant at Home Experience for 6

Supplied by our club chef, Richard, a 3 course gourmet dinner for you and 5 guests, cooked in your own home. Starters like Cured and Torched Salmon or Confit Chicken Terrine. Mains like Pork Belly or Hake Bourguignonne and desserts like Toffee Popcorn Pannacotta or Treacle Tart! Richard will even leave your kitchen in tip top condition with the dishes washed! Full menu available on request. Dates to be agreed with Richard.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A Lotus for the weekend

A Lotus for the weekend. Unlimited mileage, collect Sat morning, return Mon morning. Generously donated by Bell & Colvill. www.bellandcolvill.co.uk

£11 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kendrick Wines bottle of white

A bottle of Beaujolais Blanc, Caves de Fleurie, donated by Kendrick Champagnes & Fine Wines. (To be collected from the club). https://kendrick-champagnes-fine-wines.myshopify.com/

£11 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kendrick Wines bottle of sparkling wine

A bottle of Baccara Spumante Brut Sparkling Wine, (Italy), donated by Kendrick Champagnes & Fine Wines. (To be collected from the club). https://kendrick-champagnes-fine-wines.myshopify.com/

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kendrick Wines bottle of red

A bottle of Villargeau Pinot Noir, Coteaux de Giennois, Burgundy, donated by Kendrick Champagnes & Fine Wines. (To be collected from the club). https://kendrick-champagnes-fine-wines.myshopify.com/

£20 or more

25 of 25 claimed

Eagles supporter hat

An awesome Eagles bobble hat in club colours (green, black, yellow). Just the ticket for those cold winter days. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). [This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£20 or more

24 of 24 claimed

Eagles coaches hat

Up your coaching game with an Eagles coaches bobble hat in club colours (green, black, yellow). Available only to club coaches. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges). [This reward was purchased by the club. The minumum donation will cover the cost, transaction fees and provide a profit for the club. The more you donate, the more the club benefits].

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

150 Years of Harlequins, hardback book.

The official illustrated history of Harlequins. Cellophane wrapped. Kindly donated by a club member. (To be collected from the club, or contact us to discuss delivery and p&p charges).

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Harlequins shirt [pic A in updates] size M

Harlequins shirt, size M (not this season's shirt). See the updates section for a picture of the shirt.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Harlequins shirt [pic B in updates] size L

Harlequins shirt, size L (not this season's shirt). See the updates section for a picture of the shirt.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Customised celebration cake

A customised celebration cake kindly donated by Bryony May Cakes. Made to order, minimum 4 weeks from order to completion. For collection or delivery within 5 miles of KT24 5ND. https://www.facebook.com/bryonymaycakes

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

England shirt signed by Lawrence Dallaglio

Nike, England rugby shirt, size XL. Signed by Lawrence Dallaglio (no certificate). Kindly donated by a member of the club. (To be collected from the club).

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