Gedling & Sherwood CC Covid-19 Emergency Appeal

by Gedling & Sherwood CC in West Bridgford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th June 2020 we successfully raised £5,025 with 70 supporters in 63 days

To ensure Gedling and Sherwood CC can return to providing cricket for its community after the pandemic.

by Gedling & Sherwood CC in West Bridgford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

To purchase essential equipment such as mowers, kit for juniors and to D]donate 50% anything over £5,000 to the NHS locally.


Although missing cricket at the moment you can see from the video that players, senior and juniors, along with coaches, parents and volunteers are keeping in touch and passing the ball along. enjoy the video but please read our story. 

OUR STORY

Gedling and Sherwood have been playing cricket in Nottinghamshire for over 90,  from the little ones playing around with a bat and a ball as an introduction to the game, through to the more organised age group games beginning to look more like cricket. [Here we have the under 10's whose parents are working as doctors, teachers, and in other key support roles.]

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 Moving through the competitive and moody teens to the proficiency of the U19s

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Finally moving into the seniors.

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A journey that so many have made and so many are in the process of making. Whatever stage they are at, throughout this journey our members absorb the club ethos of respect for the game, for each other and for opponents alike. They play fair and uphold the true spirit of the game of cricket. Around these travellers are a protecting and nurturing group of parents, coaches, groundstaff, volunteers and friends. All together this creates the welcoming and special place we have created at Gedling and Sherwood Cricket Club.

Now at this difficult and challenging time our usual contacts have been rent assunder. At this time some of us are working tirelessly on the front-line, be they health or care workers, teachers, police officers, shop workers, drivers, support workers and many other key and essential workers. Some of us are parents balancing home working with educating/entertaining children at home. Some of us are young people struggling with the new constraints on our normal life with our friends or who are concerned about their exams. Some of us are volunteering to deliver food and prescriptions to people in isolation. Some of us are in isolation and most of us are just trying to get by. 

It is so important that when this is all over we can come back together, and return to some form of normality. What could be more normal in an english summer than the sounds of bat on ball, of gentle applause, of the sweet sound of children playing around (or playing up) that accompanies a game of cricket?

The current pandemic has put this at risk as, like many other sports, we have lost the crucial inflow of funds that we generate through the short summer season. The anticipated loss of thousands of pounds this year will challenge our ability to continue to operate, and to get the game back on as soon as we are able. We, at the club are committed to ensuring that cricket continues at Regatta Way, and are devoting much of our time and energy to raising funds to ensure that we can not only meet our summer bills,but also sustain the club throughout the rest of the year. 

YOU CAN HELP !!

"Playing cricket has been extremely beneficial in supporting the development of our son and daughter, both their physical and social skills. The cricket at G&S CC has taught the children to interact with people, communicate and collaborate as a team. Their experiences have also helped foster a competitive spirit in the young players and encourages them to participate irrespective of whether the result is success or failure. 

It is a truly family-oriented club and one that provides great opportunities for cricketers of all ages and abilities.  Their philosophy of playing for fun and enjoyment naturally leads the children to want to learn and improve their own game.

Gedling and Sherwood is an exceptional cricket club, with outstanding and supportive members who will always go the extra mile for the benefit of the younger players."

Paul Broadley and Julie Jenkins

By supporting this appeal and sending us your donation you can make the difference between there being little or no cricket at Regatta Way, and supporting the continued growth of our community based team.

With your help we can see this Gedling and Sherwood mascot and all our other cricketing boys and girls, follow their heroes like Jofra Archer, Heather Knight and Ben Stokes into successful and joyful adult cricketing careers.

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 THANK YOU !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Donation

If you can spare a tenner to help the club we will thank you across our social media

£25 or more

£25 Donation

Pledge £25 or more today and additionally we we will add your name to our Board of Honour as a permanent thank you

£50 or more

£50 Donation

Pledge £50 or more today and in addition you will be entered into the monthly Hundred Club draw for 12 months with the chance of winning a cash prize

£100 or more

£100 Donation

Pledge £100 today and in addition we will invite you to join us for a VIP treat at the club. Meet the players, enjoy a proper cricket tea, and be presented with a club shirt

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