East Bergholt Cricket Club Covid 19 Fundraiser

by East Bergholt Cricket Club in East Bergholt, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th May 2021 we successfully raised £25,581 with 131 supporters in 56 days

During Covid we saw revenue losses of £10k. EBCC are trying to raise £20k, to help to continue to provide cricket to our community.

by East Bergholt Cricket Club in East Bergholt, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we are successful in our aims, any extra funds raised would be put towards launching a senior ladies cricket team. 

East Bergholt Cricket Club - Playing cricket since 1745


Our Story

The first game involving  the Gentleman of East Bergholt was a fixture versus the Gentleman of Ipswich in 1745. In more recent times, the club plays its cricket in the Two Counties Championship (Suffolk and Essex). The first team is in Division One and the second team in Division Five. 


We pride ourselves on encouraging children into cricket and we field Junior Teams for All Stars (Ages 5-8), Dynamos (Ages 8-11), Under 11's, U13's, U15's and are looking to start a Sunday Academy Team to bridge the gap between junior and senior cricket.




East Bergholt Cricket Club is a community club where the majority of players live in the village or are connected to it. We organise a number events and strive to be a sociable club. The club's cricket festival is very well known and has attracted a number of teams and players to Gandish Road such as the full England Ladies team led by Charlotte Edwards; an ex-England XI including Derek Randall, John Lever Alan Butcher, Peter Such et al.  Other notable attendees include Brendan Cole, Hugh Cornwall, Matt Holland, Alan Brazil, Ronnie Irani, and Henry Blofeld.


Players that have represented East Bergholt include former leading Essex spinner, Ray East; former Essex and England Fast Bowler Neil Foster, whose sons continue to play regularly; Phil Caley, the former record holding Suffolk Captain, who also captained East Bergholt. Opposition players to have stepped out at Gandish Road include the current England Coach Chris Silverwood and one of the England's fastest ever bowlers Ty Mills.


Why we need your support

The Covid Year of 2020 was tough for all of us; disrupting lives and livelihoods. The timing could not have been worse for East Bergholt Cricket Club. 2019 was the greatest year in the club's history; we were promoted to Division One for the very first time and our second team won our first ever championship. Momentum was with us and expensive preparations were made for an exciting season. Sadly, the Two Counties Championship season was not cancelled until very late so we incurred most of the costs of preparation but no income. We lost nearly £10,000 during 2020 and now we doing everything we can to raise funds to fill that hole and come out stronger.

We are aiming to raise £20,000 in order to replace the lost funds, carry out essential ground maintenance work, repair and potentially replace our net area and prepare adequately for our juniors for this coming season, in terms of equipment, qualified coaches and facilities.

We have also applied to the Sport England Active Together Fund, hoping they will approve our application for funding of up to 50% of our target. However, to receive this, we need to reach our overall target of £20,000 from at least 100 separate pledges. 


1. To encourage Children to get out and play sport

During COVID, children like so many others have suffered with mental health issues, not being able to get out and play sport. We will revitalise and introduce a new cricket academy to supplement our existing members, recruiting, coaching and arranging matches for between 100 and 200 boys and girls aged 5 to 16 within a safe environment with qualified staff. 


Ex England Womens Captain Charlotte Edwards supporting our Junior Cricketers


Winter Junior Nets at the East Bergholt High School



Ex-Australian International Batsman Stuart Law inspiring our Junior Cricketers


Awards Day


Suffolk U19 T20 Champions 2016


2. To run and maintain the facilities

Due to the COVID summer of 2020, a lack of funds saw our facilities fall into a state of disrepair. We will recruit the expertise, resources and equipment to maintain and develop the club’s cricket facilities, notably the playing area (wicket) for both senior and junior cricket and investment in netting facilities for coaching.




3. To fund events that raise money to fulfil last year's loss

Last year, all of our Fund Raising initiatives had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Many require upfront investment of capital. Our purpose of fundraising is to generate capital to invest in the facilities and services needed to put on fund raising events. This will enable the club to attract more people to engage in sport by organising events within the community and help replace the £10,000 loss last year.

Cricket Festival


Fundraiser EBCC vs England Ladies


Pram Race Fundraiser 2019


How will this money be spent?

The club relies on a number of volunteers each year taking on a whole host of responsibilities at the club. In addition to this, each year, we incur significant costs that include preparing and maintaining the ground, pitch and facilities & equipment pre and post season, insuring the club, paying for the utilities and upkeep of the building and making sure that when everyone turns up to play or to train, that we are able to do so.

Normally, all of these costs are covered by the subscription and membership fees, bar profits, social events, fundraising and of course the sponsorship that we receive from local businesses. 

In addition, this year there are a number of necessary jobs that need doing which we are having to defer, in some cases. This means that by the time we can afford to do them, the situation will be worse and the associated costs will have escalated. 

These jobs include:

  • Investment in All Stars, Dynamos and Sunday Academy Junior Cricket
  • Investing in a groundsman and qualified coaches
  • Repair/Replacement of net facilities
  • Sight Screen repair
  • Outfield improvement
  • Servicing and repair of machinery such as roller, mowers
  • A new mobile cage net to allow increased training numbers for the community
  • Repainting and general improvement of Club House
  • Investment in Changing Rooms and Showers
  • ECB Coach Education courses

Our Community Involvement

The pavilion is a multi purpose facility used for local sports and community groups as well as social events for those wishing to book it. The bar & patio, looking out over the cricket field, are a lovely setting to enjoy a drink and a chat with friends whatever the weather. 


As a club, we are heavily involved with Community Events, such as the renowned East Bergholt Charity Pram Race, 'Stars in Their Eyes' Music Night, Food and Music Festival, hosting and supporting the village fete as well as providing our marquee, bar and volunteers for the U3A (University of the Third Age) annual dinner. 

Charity Pram Race

WEST End musical characters raced through the streets of East Bergholt in the annual charity event. There was fantastic support around the entire course, with family entertainment and other activities at the Constable Hall, the pubs, and a village market at the church - also on the route. The family activities at the Cricket Club on Gandish Road included children’s races such as three-legged racings. As a community, we raised over £3,000 for a variety of charities.



Annual Dinner Fundraiser



Community 'Stars in Your Eyes' Annual Event run by EBCC

Each year, we hire the Community Hall to host the annual 'Stars in Your Eyes' event. With 200 people in attendance each year from East Bergholt and the local Community, this event is one of the highlights of the year.  



U3A Annual Dinner

Our support to the community extends to provide the U3A group with our marquee, access to our catering and volunteers from the Cricket Club to man the bar for their Annual Dinner.


Thank you

We won’t succeed without your help. If the majority of members and parents could donate £10 we will go a long way to achieving our target, but please don't let that be the limit of your generosity should you wish to donate a larger sum! Please donate whatever you can to ensure the future for our wonderful club.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

100 Club including free Social Membership

For just £10, receive a monthly entry into our 100 Club with Cash Prizes in May, June, July, August and September. Your £10 will also include free social membership to the club.

£10 or more


Please donate to support your club. If every member and supporter gave £10 or more, we'd be well on our way to our target

£10 or more

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Financial Planning Review

Pledge anything from £10 for a free Full Financial Planning Review from Primus Financial Solutions, a Senior Partner Practise of St James Place. You will receive bespoke expert advice on achieving or maintaining financial security for you and your loved ones. https://primusfinancial.co.uk/

£10 or more

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Mortgage Consultation

Pledge anything from £10 for a free Mortgage Consultation provided by Caroline Jones Mortgages Services. If you are you looking to move, remortgage, purchase an additional property or raise capital, speak to Caroline who has over 30 years experience and customer service second to none. With most Mortgage IFA's, this valuable service would cost up to £500!!!!

£10 or more

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Hunts County Cricket Trousers 30”-32”

All the rage this summer season

£10 or more

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Hunts County black cricket trousers 30”-32”

Black is always very slimming and never out of style.

£20 or more

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1 Hour x Private 1-1 Junior Coaching Session

1 Hour One on One private coaching session with degree qualified sports coach.

£25 or more

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Personalised Towel Set by Quilted by Toad

Looking for gift idea's? Quilted by Toad Free Personalised Towel Set . Variety of colours and designs. Normally £30! https://www.quiltedbytoad.co.uk/

£30 or more

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1 Hour Private Primary School Tuition

1 Hour Primary School Tuition by qualified Primary School Teacher Megan Glazin.

£35 or more

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Ton Elite Duffle Bag (black/marine blue)

Don’t bag a pair at the start of the season when you can get a duffel bag

£40 or more

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Ton Vertu wheelie bag (blue/orange)

Roll up Roll up - wheelie bag available

£45 or more

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Royal Blue small men’s R/H pads

Pad up in style - just make sure you’re playing a shot

£45 or more

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Yellow small men’s R/H pads

If it’s outside leg then pad away

£50 or more

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Bar Credit

Receive £60 Bar Credit to be spent at anytime in our refurbished Club House & Bar. Save £10!!

£50 or more

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Hunts County Revolution RH small mens Pads

Why not combine these pads with Bat and bag/hold-all?

£50 or more

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Navy Blue small men’s R/H pads

Get outside the line when padding up

£60 or more

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Free Bottle of Champagne with 2 Festival Lunches

Buy a pair of 4-course lunch tickets for the August Festival on Friday 27 August or Sunday 29 August and receive a FREE bottle of champagne on arrival. The lunch is served in a marquee at our ground for up to 200 people and tickets are normally priced at £30 each. PLEASE NOTE: Your free champagne must be collected from the bar between 1130 and 1230 prior to lunch More details about the festival can be found at: https://ebcc.co.uk/festival

£60 or more

Junior Annual Subscription for U11's/U13's & U15's

Annual Subscription which covers all Saturday Morning Qualified Coaching and all match fees for the entire season.

£75 or more

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Signed Ipswich Town Shirt (Marcus Evans Sponsor)

Ipswich Town Signed shirt from 2013/14 season with Certificate of Authenticity. Could be collectors item when Marcus Evans sells the club?

£75 or more

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Personal Training Package

Forge Fitness and Nutrition – Personal Training package (4 x PT sessions & nutritional plan tailored to the client worth £100) https://www.facebook.com/forgefitnessnutrition2021

£100 or more

Senior Players Annual Subscription

Annual Subscription Only. This payment is due by 1st May with match fees additional at £10 per game.

£100 or more

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Bar Credit

Receive £125 Bar Credit to be spent at anytime in our refurbished Club House & Bar. Save £25!!

£150 or more

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Conservatory/Glazed Ext Consultation Design Advice

By pledging £150 or more, take advantage of a Conservatory/Glazed Extension Consultation including design advice. Provided by DTsurveying42. RRP £250, Save £100!!!!!!!!

£200 or more

Senior Players Annual Subscription Bundle

This promotional bundle combines the Annual Subscription with all Match Fees so if you plan to play 10+ games, you'll save money! This payment is due by 1st May 2021

£240 or more

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4 FREE bottles of champagne with table of 8

Book a table of 8 on either Friday 27 Aug or Sunday 29 Aug of the East Bergholt Festival and receive 4 FREE bottles of champagne to be collected from the bar between 1130 and 1230 on the day. On Friday the 4-course lunch includes Chicken wrapped in pancetta and on the Sunday, the main course is fillet of Beef.

£500 or more

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Bar Credit

Receive £650 Bar Credit to be spent at anytime in our refurbished Club House & Bar. Save £150!!!

£500 or more

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Bank Holiday Music Festival & Village Fete Sponsor

East Bergholt will be holding a Music Festival combined with a traditional Village Fete on the August Bank Holiday Monday (30th Aug). Great opportunity for a local business to reach lots of residents and the local community on what will be a post- Covid celebration for everyone to attend

£15 or more

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Case of 12 Bottles of IceBreaker Pale Ale

Pledge £15 or more and receive a case of 12 Bottles of Greene King IceBreaker Pale Ale, RRP £20, Save £5!!!!!! Ice Breaker is triple hopped with Citra and Simcoe to deliver citrus and tropical fruit aromas and tastes, complimented with fresh pine resin and a crisp bitterness. https://www.greenekingshop.co.uk/beer/breweries/greene-king/ice-breaker/

£20 or more

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Sarah Jane's Boutique Womens Fashion Voucher

£25 Voucher to spend in Sarah Jane's Boutique, located in East Bergholt. Save a whopping 25%!! https/www.facebook.com/Sarah-Janes-Boutique-107007817461345/

£20 or more

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£25 Voucher for Rose Craft Studio

For a donation of £20 or more, receive a voucher for £25 to spend at Rose Craft Studio run by the talented Caroline Mallet. Offerings include personalised clothing for adults, bbies and children, Bags, Bottles, Latte Glasses and lots more unique gifts. Etsy link will arrive soon however check out the goods on Instagram. Save £25%!!!!! https://instagram.com/rosecraftstudio?igshid=1qvi7vpg6dws5

£30 or more

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Foster Physio Treatment Session

30 Minute Physio Back Treatment Session. https://www.facebook.com/Foster-physio-clinic-102463675108371

£30 or more

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A box of 12 Exclusive Handmade Cupcakes

A box of 12 Cupcakes from Cakes & Bakes By Anna. Locally made, these need to be seen and tasted to believe. Check out Anna's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/cakesandbakesbyanna1

£35 or more

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Beauty Treatment

A one hour Beauty Treatment provide by Amy at Bellissima Beauty. RRP £40! https://www.bellissima-beauty.co.uk/

£40 or more

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Hunts County Xero Wheelie Hold-all

Stroll through the season with this wheelie roller for your new cricket gear

£40 or more

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Marquis Dinner Voucher

For just £40, receive a £50 Voucher for dinner at The Marquis, a luxury hotel, restaurant and bar located in beautiful south Suffolk, set amongst the hills of the Brett Valley. Offering elegant country suites, contemporary British food and a comfortable stylish bar, the Marquis is the perfect place to enjoy all that the region has to offer.

£45 or more

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Gray Nicholls £50 Voucher

£50 Gray Nicholls Voucher to be redeemed in the Gray Nicholls On-Line shop. Save 10%!!!!!!!!!! https://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/ https://www.gray-nicolls.co.uk/collections/east-bergholt-cricket-club?ref=13372

£50 or more

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Beginner Horse Riding Lessons

Pledge anything from £50 and receive a voucher for 2 x 1 hour Beginner Horse Riding Lessons provided by Bentley Riding School. At Bentley, we have some very positive advantages to enable people to enjoy their riding in comfort and safety: principally, the indoor arena and the lovely woodland rides immediately adjoining the riding school. Normally £60, Save £10!!!!!! https://www.bentleyridingschool.co.uk/

£95 or more

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Signed Ipswich Town 2020/21 Shirt

For just £95, receive the latest Ipswich Town Away Shirt, signed by all the First Team Players. Please visit www.ebcc.co.uk for the picture.

£100 or more

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Structural Engineering Inspection & Consultation

Structural Engineering Site Inspection and 2 Hours Consultation for extension/building projects. Donated by one of East Anglia's leading structural engineers, SuperStructures. www.super-structures.co.uk

£100 or more

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Round of Golf for 4 People

For just £100, you can receive a Round of Golf for 4 people at the renowed Brett Vale Golf Course, an idyllic course situated at Raydon, Suffolk surrounded by stunning Constable Country. The 18 hole 5,877 yard course offers a challenge to players of all ages and handicaps and offers first class facilities. Normally £40 per person per round. Save £60!!!! https://www.brettvalegolf.co.uk

£100 or more

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Three Course Dinner for Two at Le Talbooth

£100 buys you Dinner for Two at the Award Winning Restaurant Le Talbooth, which was established in 1952 and its picturesque setting beside the River Stour makes dining in Dedham a delightful affair. The riverside terrace and lawn in the heart of Constable Country enjoy a natural backdrop which would inspire any artist. Dinner to be redeemed Monday-Thursday (Excluding Bank Holidays) and drinks are not included.

£250 or more

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Bar Credit

Receive £325 Bar Credit to be spent at anytime in our refurbished Club House & Bar. Save £75!!

£1,500 or more

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Sponsorship of Senior Cricket Teams

Shirt Sponsorship East Bergholt's 1st Team, 2nd Team, and Sunday Cup Team plus brand exposure at Club House and on all emails and social media.

£3,000 or more

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Community Club Partnership

Opportunity to promote your products and services via our membership including sponsorship of our new All Stars and Dynamo's Cricket Coaching Teams.

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