Grayshott Cricket Club - Bouncing Back from COVID

by Grayshott Cricket Club in Grayshott, England, United Kingdom

£3,700

raised of £3,500 stretch target

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This project will only be funded if at least £1,500 is pledged by 30th October 2020 at 12:16pm

Your help will allow the club to complete two large projects in advance of the 2021 season.

by Grayshott Cricket Club in Grayshott, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With additional funding, the club can enhance the scope of the net project to include the bowling area and install some storage facilities for the bowling machine.


1601400419_vectorsmall_copy.jpgThe who and the what....

The club was founded in 1896 and being a registered charity offers cricket to all irrespective of ability. A family orientated club with a long standing reputation for providing good quality junior coaching. We offer cricket to members from the age of 5 to over 80 now..... See here a short video clip of a typical Saturday morning at the club.

The club is run entirely by volunteers on our management committee through to all the parents over 50 of them now, who coach at the club supporting our ALL STARS (5 to 8) and our junior age groups from U8 through to U19. In 2019 we introduced Girls cricket and also launched a women's softball group this year. The club also runs four adult sides at weekends.

The club has been clubmark accreditated since 2005 recognising us as a safe child friendly club.

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The why

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the club had plans for two projects to take place before the 2021 season. This year our income streams, through match fees, bar income, sponsorship, coffee mornings, and hire of our facilities have all been negatively affected. The club also had plans to run a Beer & Wine festival which we had to cancel. It is possible the financial impact will also roll into next year.

We are therefore reaching out to members, their families and friends of the club to help us complete two projects the club had planned to complete prior to the start of the 2021 season. 

Our projects

Our outdoor net facility at Grayshott is in need of its first refurbishment.Our biggest asset evidenced after lockdown where so many adult and junior members got their first opportunity to play cricket this year.  See today worn bowler run ups and batting creases, to holes in the nets,and bare thread batting curtains

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You can see below how dry our ground at Broxhead Common is. The location suffers from very low water pressure that subsequently takes many hours to water the cricket square and very inefficiently. The club has plans to install a water irrigation system to water the cricket square that will not only allow us to capture and store rainwater but allow nightime watering, all helping reducing the demand on the domestic water supply and the considerable time spent by our volunteers.

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Our bit in the community

The club's home is on the village sportsfield and is open to all users. The club also hires out both pavilions for private hire. Being a village club we support our local schools none more so than our local one

"Grayshott Cricket Club has supported the school brilliantly over recent years, helping to develop a love of cricket through delivering engaging activities with different year groups and involving children in local tournaments and festivals. From having just one child playing at the club in 2015, there are now over 20 children who regularly attend sessions through both the winter and summer months."

MICHAEL CLARKE Assistant Headteacher Grayshott Primary School 

"Grayshott Cricket Club is at the heart of the local community providing
opportunities for people of all ages who wish to play cricket. A founder
member of Sport Haslemere the club has a thriving junior section and
contributes to the work of sport in general in the area, winning a number of
local prestigious awards over the years."

Chris Grimes Chairman Sport Haslemere

All of this so everyone can enjoy the great game of cricket and don't forget the infamous Grayshott tea....

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And finally

So please do give generously and don't forget to share with your family and friends.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

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Improve your Health and save a few pounds!

Donate £45 or more and enjoy Free membership for 1 month at Old Thorns Health Club in Liphook. Includes classes, access to the gym, pool and wellness area together with a free programme with a personal trainer. A saving of £45 Normal price £90. Bargain

£3 or more

Hand Crafted Gourmet Brownies- They are delicous

Pledge a minimum of £3 and earn yourself a £5 discount off a £25 spend from Fordies Online Hand Crafted Gourmet Brownies. Gluten and Vegan Free options available. A chocoholics dream!

£5 or more

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Discount at Blue Hairdressing

Enjoy a visit to Blue Hairdressing in Grayshott and benefit with a £10 discount. Almost a free haircut with a No 2......

£5 or more

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Discount at Seabrights Butchers in Haslemere

Pledge just £5, and spend £25 or more at Seabrights Butchers in Haslemere and earn yourself a £10 discount.

£10 or more

Donation

Support our club today with just a £10 donation. If every member gave £10 we would be well on our way to hitting our target

£10 or more

Get 10% off club clothing and cricket equipment

Serious Cricket our Club Clothing supplier are offering 10% of our clothing range and all cricket equipment. Ideal for xmas presents.

£15 or more

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Dine out at the Bayleaf Restuarant in Grayshott

Pledge just £15 and spend £40 or more at the Bayleaf Restaurant serving exotic cuisines from the Indian sub-continent in Grayshott and receive £10 off your bill.

£20 or more

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So you fancy yourself against a Bowling Machine?

Pledge £20 or more and enjoy a 30 minute session against a bowling machine. We will provide the equipment if you fancy the challenge of course.

£25 or more

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Free Coaching Sessions

Pledge £25 or more and earn yourself a FREE coaching session with one our Level 2 Coaches in one of the holiday periods. A great way to improve your cricket

£25 or more

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Junior Cricket Kit Package

As children move towards hard ball cricket, it can become expensive. Pledge £25 or more and we will provide two items of equipment from our stock of pads/helmets/bats. We will include a brand new ball in the process.

£35 or more

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Facilities Hire Voucher

Pledge £35 or more for a £50 voucher to use against future hire of the pavilion at Broxhead Common, Lindford. A great gift for a friend wanting a party venue, or for a local club/charity you'd like to support to hold a meeting or class. Contact Malcolm on 07774 821444 for more information.

£40 or more

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Play in the Presidents Match

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with a chance to play in our next President's match. Champagne and Nibbles plus the infamous Grayshott tea.

£100 or more

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Four free tickets to the Club's Dinner Dance

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with four FREE tickets to our next Annual Dinner Dance. A bargain worth £140.

£125 or more

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Sponsors us and get your name up on our Boundary

Pledge £125 and become one of our junior team sponsors in 2021. This includes a free boundary banner at our Broxhead Common Ground, which has 3,000 visitors each year. Contact Graham on 07826 523227 for more information.

£20 or more

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A round of Golf for two at Chiddingfold Golf Club

Donate £20 or more and enjoy a round of Weekday Golf at Chiddingfold Golf Club for two people

£25 or more

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Is your lawn in need of a tonic?

RD Groundcare is offering to give your lawn one FREE Autumn/Winter Feed. Lawns up to a 1,000 square metres akin to the size of our square at Grayshott.

£30 or more

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Lawn Mower need a service?

Donate £30 and in return receive up to £50 off the servicing of your garden machinery with Mick Laker Garden Machinery based in Headley.

£30 or more

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Enjoy a Free Massage for 1 hour

Enjoy a Free Massage for 1 hour with Catherine Ross at Pure & Beauty in Alton. Catherine is a Catherine Ross Sports and Remedial Massage Practitioner with Craniosacral Techniques.

£80 or more

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Blacknest Golf Club - Four Ball - Any day

A great offer for a four ball any day of the week at Blacknest Golf Club. Pledge £80 or more, a saving of over £50. Available until end of 2021

£125 or more

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Improve your health and save more pounds.....

Enjoy Free membership for 3 months at Old Thorns Health Club in Liphook. Includes classes,accessto the gym, pool and wellness area together with a free programme with a personal trainer. Normal price £250. A saving of £125

Let's make 'Grayshott Cricket Club - Bouncing Back from COVID' happen

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