Hamptworth Croquet Club Safe Storage

by Stephen Bennett in Hamptworth, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd September 2020 we successfully raised £3,471 with 43 supporters in 63 days

We need to build a safe and secure storage shed for our lawn care items and encourage people to try out croquet and then to join our club.

by Stephen Bennett in Hamptworth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The storage shed would have to be sited a long way away from any electricity supply, so extra money might be used for solar cells to give the storage shed an electrical supply.

A work bench to enable machinery maintenance to be carried out.

Extra money might also be used for additional lawn care items.

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Why Croquet?

* Women and men compete against each other

* There is a handicap system, so a beginner can play against a more experienced opponent on a more equal footing

* Croquet is great for both mental and physical health - it makes you think and it makes you walk.

* Croquet is a sociable sport - there is always laughter to be heard.

* You can play at a social or a competitive level.

* There is a lot to learn, but you can pick it up quickly and feel a real sense of achievement

Why Hamptworth?

* We have 5 lawns to play on

* We play Association and Golf Croquet

* We can provide you with all the equipment you need

* Qualified coaches provide free sessions to members

* We are very supportive of our members, especially those new to the sport

* We play for 12 months of the year - Shorts in Summer and Coats in Winter.

Quotes from recent new members:

"It's such a beautiful place to play"

"I never realised that there was so much thinking behind the game"

"It's like chess on grass - you have to plan several moves ahead"

Who Do We Want To Hear From?

* You! Whether you are an individual, a pair, a group of neighbours or a member of a larger group - WI, U3A, Men's Shed, Village Club etc. Please look us up, make contact and arrange a visit. We would love to hear from you. Give croquet a try!

Thank you for your time in reading this message. Any support you can give us, in any way, would be very gratefully received.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£80 or more

1 year Membership Of Hamptworth Croquet Club.

The full membership subscription will be waived for your first full year of membership. The membership year runs from 1st June. We can be flexible.

£5 or more

Laithwaite's Wine Discount and Free Delivery Code

If you are a wine drinker who is not currently buying from Laithwaite's this could be the ideal starter for you. £15 off and free delivery for your first order

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A bottle of sparkling wine

This is a South African sparkling Rose. It is a low alcohol wine 5.5% and is described as light, sweet and refreshing.

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A Cream Tea for Two Voucher

This is a voucher from The Borough Cafe, Downton SP5 3LY

£20 or more

£20 Reward

An Introduction To Croquet session at the Hamptworth Croquet Club. This would be offered by an experienced club member and would last approx 2.5 hours.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

New Cotswold Collection size 12 Blouse

This is a Cotswold Collection size 12 Long Sleeved Spot Blouse Style Number HA305. Brand new. Please check out the selling price on the Cotswold website.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

New Cotswold Collection Size 12 Blouse

This is a long sleeved small floral print ( Liberty?) size 12 blouse. Please check out the selling price on the Cotswold Collection website. Brand new with Tags.

£30 or more

Introduction To Croquet Followed By Tea And Cake

As per the £20 reward, but followed by Tea / Coffee and Cake - subject to clubhouse availability.

£50 or more

Reduced Winter Membership Fee

A reduction will be made to the Winter Membership fee. Winter membership runs from 1st October through to 31st March. There will be flexibility.

£60 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Portrait Of An Adult in Pastels

This reward is open to Hamptworth C.C. members only. Nick Beard is a very talented artist. He has offered his talents to produce a portrait (of an adult) in pastels, approx. 33cm X 42cm in return for the above donation. An early idea for a novel Christmas present??? Speak with Nick for full details. Book early to avoid disappointment.

£180 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Portrait of an adult in oils.

This reward is available only to Hamptworth C.C. members. As per the portraits in pastel, except the size of the oil painting is 40cm X 50cm. Please contact Nick for further details. Only 1 available - so get in quick!!!

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Wine from Laithwaite's Wine

This is a bottle of Split Rock New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. 2017 vintage 12.5%.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Wine from Laithwaite's Wine

This is a bottle of Italian red - Pillastro. It is made from the Primitivo grape and is 13.5%. It is described by Laithwaite's as a "Black Red". (I have had this wine before - highly recommended)!

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Laithwaites 2 Bottles of Wine In Presentation Box

This is a two bottle presentation box. Bottle one is a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from the four times winner of the Chilean Winery of the year. The second is an Italian Merlot - a smooth ruby red. Both are of the 2019 vintage. This is ideal as a gift.

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

18 Holes for 2 players at Hamptworth

This reward is a voucher for 2 players to play 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Hamptworth golf course. I am advised by the pro shop that these voucher can be used mid-week or for the afternoon session at weekends. Please contact the pro shop for further details and booking a tee time (01794 390155). Vouchers expire 31/12/2020

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A new Croquet Mallet made by Bob Channon

This reward is open to members of Hamptworth CC only. Speak with Bob about what you require and he may be able sort you out with a new mallet at a bargain price. Get in early. Only ONE available.

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