GESM BOWLING SECTION "COVID" CAMPAIGN

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Project by Beryl Williams

GESM BOWLING SECTION "COVID" CAMPAIGN

Beryl Williams profile

Project by Beryl Williams

We did it
On 16th February 2021 we successfully raised £6,312 with 97 supporters in 28 days

OUR USUAL REVENUE AVENUES HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY AFFECTED AND WE ARE REACHING OUT FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO MAINTAIN THE BOWLING GREEN FOR 2021.

New stretch target

The extra money raised will be used to cover any extra costs involved in maintaining the green  both this year and next.  If we are unable to fully resume normal bowling this year there will again be a shortfall in incoming funds.

Our aim is to ensure that this valuable facility will be here for the use of the community in future years.

We need all the support we can get.




GRAPPENHALL EX-SERVICEMEN’S BOWLING SECTION “COVID” CAMPAIGN

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The background to our appeal.

Coronavirus has had a big impact on GESM Crown Green Bowling Section.


Due to the virus all bowling activities at the Club were suspended this year which resulted in a loss of weekly revenue on match days from playing fees, raffles and the cancelled presentation race night.


The Covid restrictions within the hospitality section has also meant that the Ex-Servicemen’s Club itself has been unable to make its usual payments for the maintenance of the green this year, nor will it for the foreseeable future.

Although the green has been closed it still has had to be maintained.  We have used our bowling section funds to pay for basic maintenance and some of our members have voluntarily tried their best to maintain the green, but the bowling green is deteriorating without the involvement of a professional green keeper.  This setback has significantly reducing our finances.

Our aim is to:

1.  raise funds for the club to enable us to pay for the vital maintenance of the green so that it will be fit for use next season and in future years.

2) encourage more people to come and enjoy the game of bowls with us.

How can you help us??

You can help us in two ways...

1) please give a donation on this page

2) come along and give it a go!

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

BOWLS IS ONE OF THE MOST INCLUSIVE SPORTS AVAILABLE.

IT IS A SPORT WITH OUTSTANDING HEALTH AND SKILLS BENEFITS, WHICH INCLUDE:

MOTOR SKILLS                PHYSICAL SKILLS

PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS        SELF ASSURANCE


SOCIAL SKILLS

If Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, enjoys the game, well, it must be good!

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PLEASE HELP US TO RETURN TO BOWLING

We are looking to raise £5,000 from our members, supporters, the local community and Sport England, which will enable us to maintain our bowling green during the forthcoming year.


COVID 19 has affected the Club and in turn all our members and supporters in some way.  The sport, fun, fitness and social side is being missed by all associated with the Club.  


WE, THEREFORE, ASK YOU TO PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO MAINTAIN A BOWLING CLUB FOR OUR COMMUNITY.



WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

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The Grappenhall Ex-Servicemen’s club (GESM) was established in 1921 and has been a vital social hub for the community of Grappenhall and surrounding areas.
Whilst incorporated in the main club the Bowling Section operates with its own committee, membership and finances.  

We run the following groups:

  •     Seniors Section (over 60 years)
  •     Monday and Friday teams 
  •     Ladies section 
  •     Sunday evening mixed pairs 
  •     Thursday afternoon social competitions

For those who want to play competitive bowls we have teams in the Warrington Men’s and Ladies Leagues. 

All members of these organized activities have to subscribe additional fees to play, however, those members of the community wishing to have non-competitive bowling merely have to be a member of the GESM Club.

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COMMUNITY

Many of the members of the Bowling section are retired and for some of these members the club is a major part of their social life.  The club is a means to meet other people, participate in outdoor physical exercise, meet other bowling clubs and enjoy wider social activities. We also have younger members within the teams and we are keen to engage individuals, either experienced or new, to bowling to ensure we have a membership base to guarantee the bowling club’s future. The green is there for the benefit of all the community and we would welcome people coming along to give bowling a try and maybe find they have a new hobby.  

FACILITIES

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The bowling green is the only facility of its kind within the villages of Grappenhall and Thelwall and offers the whole community the ability to play a sport many enjoy.  GESM has been proud to support the activities of the local community in providing access to the club facilities for charity raising purposes, and the Bowling section donate annually from their Presentation Evening revenue to local charities.

In previous years this has included:

  •     St Rocco’s Hospice 
  •     Red Cross at Warrington hospital  
  •     The Stroke Society
  •     The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust    

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NOW WE REALLY DO NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

PLEASE HELP US TO REACH OUR GOAL 

OUR GOAL

MAINTENANCE OF THE BOWLING GREEN

If the bowling green is not maintained, we fear the future cost of restoring the green will be too excessive for our funds.  

If the bowls section closes, our members will lose this valuable social and exercise facility.

We have now entered into a contract to maintain the green with a Professional Green keeper from 1st January 2021 and also execute remedial measures due to reduced maintenance during 2020.

We are therefore aiming to achieve what we would have achieved, if the Pandemic had not occurred.

We need to raise £3,500 and then Sport England will give us £1,500 to enable us to reach our target of £5,000.  This will be a grant of 30% of our target.

PLEASE HELP US TO REACH THIS TARGET SO THAT WE CAN MAINTAIN THE GREEN FOR FUTURE USE

BY DONATING TODAY.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Free one-hour coaching session for non-members

Free one-hour coaching session to get an idea of the rules of bowling and realise how easy they are to learn. RRP £25.00

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of White Wine

Bottle of Glenridge Point, New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc. RRP £6.00

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Cava

Bottle Sainsbury's Spanish, medium dry Cava RRP £5.95

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bath Bombs

1 pack of 12 Vitanass Bath Bombs RRP £9.95

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Red Wine

Bottle Valdivieso Chili Malbec, Chilean. RRP £8.50

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle Red Wine

Bottle Verdicchio dei Castilli di Jesi Classico, Italian Red Wine. RRP £7.95

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Red Wine

Red Wine, Hardy's Crest Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot RRP £7.00

£10 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Free one-hour bowling taster session

Free one-hour taster session to check whether you would enjoy bowling. RRP £15.00

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Cotton Traders

Cotton Traders pack away holdall and backpack set. RRP £14.95

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hand wash and hand lotion

Santuary Spa 250ml Hand Wash and 250ml Hand Lotion gift set. RRP £16.99

£10 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Elegant Pizzeria, Thelwall

Elegant Pizzeria, Barley Road, Thelwall are offering 15% off all orders, collected or delivered.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Avon Cosmetics

Gift pack of Avon products consisting of: 1 Cherish eau de parfum 30ml, 1 nail polish; 3 lipsticks. RRP £23.85

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Avon Cosmetics

Gift pack of Avon products consisting of: 1 Cherish eau de parfum 30ml, 2 nail polish; 3 lipsticks. RRP £27.95

£10 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Logo Leaders Ltd., Lymm

Logo Design and Marketing. 20% off logo design and marketing material for small businesses.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Bacardi

Bottle Bacardi Carta Blanca RRP £20.49.

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

HAIR2ORDER, Unisex, Knutsford Rd. Grappenhall

Free cut and blow dry RRP £36.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Red Wine

Bottle Red Barefoot Malbec. RRP £6.75.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle White Wine

Bottle White Wine, Hardy's Crest Sauvignon Blanc RRP £7.00

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Primrose Nursery, Lymm

Voucher for Primrose Nursery Planter Value £20.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle Scotch Whisky

Bottle Teacher's Highland Cream Scotch Whisky. 70cl e, 40% volume. RRP £21.90

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sainsbury's Gift Card

Sainsbury's Gift Card value £20.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

EGO Restaurant, Stockton Heath. Meal Voucher

EGO Restaurant voucher for a two course meal for two people from the Prix-Fixe Menu. RRP £29.90

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Rams Head, Grappenhall Meal voucher.

Voucher for a Main Meal for two plus a bottle of wine at the Rams Head, Grappenhall Village. RRP £45.00

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Little Manor Restaurant, Thelwall

Little Manor voucher for a two-course meal for two. RRP £60.00

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