Harpenden CC - Help us inspire the next generation

by George Wright in Harpenden, England, United Kingdom

Harpenden CC - Help us inspire the next generation
We did it
On 17th April 2019 we successfully raised £6,480 with 92 supporters in 28 days

Building a stunning new Pavilion to launch the next 100 years of our cricket club

by George Wright in Harpenden, England, United Kingdom

Your Town - Your Cricket Club

Harpenden Cricket Club is at the heart of our town.  The club has thrived on the Common for over 150 years and boasts hundreds of members of all ages.  With a junior section numbering 400 players the sight of children playing cricket on the Common is a symbol of the town in summer.

The current pavilion was built in 1970 but the old place no longer has the facilities to match the progress of the sport.  The club must rebuild its pavilion to ensure that cricket can continue to be played on the Common. Otherwise the club, and the sport in Harpenden, will die.


The 2019 Transformation

We aim to build a Pavilion of which the entire town can be proud.  It will provide:

  • New changing rooms including one exclusively for female cricketers
  • A facility that encourages boys and girls to participate in sport
  • An inspirational location that will be a sporting legacy for the town
  • Space that is available to our community throughout the year 
  • A building that is in keeping with the beauty of its natural environment

The club have secured grants from local organisations and raised funds through the generosity of our membership. This has enabled the building work to start, but we are some way from being able to complete the job.


Our CrowdFunder objectives

To complete the project and ensure that cricket will continue to thrive on the Common in Harpenden we are looking to raise funds for:

  • New changing rooms that will enable boys & girls cricket matches to be held throughout the summer 
  • Outdoor furniture to improve the viewing experience at matches and training
  • New playing equipment for juniors from Under 8s upwards
  • Upgraded catering equipment that can be used during junior training and senior match days
  • Improved Health & Safety facilities including a new defibrillator


We want to give something back

We know there are lots of great causes looking for support at the present time.  We want to make sure that our CrowdFunder campaign is more than a short-term campaign; we see it as a crucial part of the club reaching outside of its current membership.

We have created a range of rewards to suit all budgets which we hope will encourage supporters to dig deep and pledge to our cause.  Over the duration of our campaign we plan to launch a few surprises so please keep coming back to this page to learn more about what will be on offer.

All details can be found in the Rewards part of this page as well as in regular posts on the club's Facebook page.








To our next chapter

Harpenden Cricket Club has thrived in our community for 156 years.  If we are to make it to a memorable 'double hundred' we know our facilities need to step up to meet today’s exacting standards.  In order to give the town, and all of its citizens, the cricket club they deserve we need to build strong foundations – and that starts with our brand-new home.

Your support in our future is vital and we look forward to seeing you in our beautiful new Pavilion later in 2019, and for many years to come.


Thank you for reading about our campaign

https://harpenden.hitscricket.com/

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

Exclusive Harpenden CC Commemorative Glass

For a pledge of £40 you can claim this uniquely designed glass to mark the opening of the new Pavilion. What's more, if you come and collect the glass when the bar is open we will fill it with a beer of your choice (Soft drinks, cider and wine are also available). Offer available to over 18s only. If you'd like to collect your glass from the club then just drop us a message. (You'll still need to enter your address on the payment page)

£20 or more

11 of 75 claimed

NEW Harpenden Cricket Club Baseball Cap - Junior

Designed for the 2019 season, the cap is the perfect way to shade your eyes as you enjoy a drink on the club's brand new terrace.

£20 or more

6 of 25 claimed

NEW Harpenden Cricket Club Baseball Cap - Adult

Designed for the 2019 season, the cap is the perfect way to shade your eyes as you enjoy a drink on the club's brand new terrace.

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Full Internal / External Car Valet

Kindly donated by FM Car Services (Call Sam on 07733 323 128) here is the chance to get your car professionally cleaned – both inside and out. (Please note the car will need to be taken and left at FM Car Services’ premises on Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden)

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sparkling Wine Selection

Two bottles of Prosecco and one of sparkling Italian Kir Royale to help you celebrate the start of the cricket season. Over 18s only

£30 or more

6 of 50 claimed

Harpenden CC Credit Card Wallet - Personalised

An exclusive leather credit card wallet that you can personalise with up to 15 characters. Let us know what you would like spelled out and create your unique gift.

£40 or more

1 of 2 claimed

60 minute coaching session - Level 2 Coach

John Mihill is an ECB Level 2 coach who has led Harpenden’s girls’ sections to 5 county titles in recent years. Ahead of the new season here is the perfect opportunity to perfect your skills before the new campaigns begin. Maximum 3 people in the session - Ideally of similar standard. Open to all ages

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Glenfarclas 15yo

Presentation box and 70cl bottle of Glenfarclas 15yo Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Regularly scoring 4.5 / 5 stars on whisky review sites. Rich and sherried 15yo malt from one of the best distilleries in Speyside. Aged for a little bit longer and bottled a little stronger for a more concentrated, richer flavour. A must for lovers of sherried whisky. Donated by Jim Gill

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Pinot Grigio Selection

Four different bottles of Pinto Grigios to try this spring. Each one retails at £8-10 a bottle. Please message direct if you want to know about the wines contained in this reward. Over 18s only

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

30 minute coaching session - Level 3 Coach

The perfect opportunity to hone your cover drive or add an extra 5mph to your in-swinging yorker. Scott Galloway is an ECB Level 3 coach and can help you improve any aspect of your game. Maximum 3 people in the session - Ideally of similar standard. Open to all ages

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Large Surridge Sport Cricket Holdall

Red, Silver and white - Three wheeled cricket holdall 97x37x37cm Available just in time for the 2019 season. Originally retailed at over £100. Brand new and still in packaging. Kindly donated by Mark Fordham https://www.surridgesport.com/large-holdall-redsilverwhite

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Junior Batting Pads & Gloves

Generously donated by Wyvern Cricket Supplies (http://www.wyverncricket.co.uk/) the Wyvern Broadside Junior Batting Gloves & Pads are an excellent addition to anyone’s 2019 kit bag.

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Summer White Wine Selection

Eight bottles of white wine to help you re-stock for summer. From Argentina, Spain and Chile there is a range of Torrontes and Chardonnay to enjoy as the evenings get longer. Each one retails at £8-10 a bottle. Please message direct if you want to know about the wines contained in this reward. Over 18s only

£95 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Handmade, English Willow Junior Cricket Bat

Generously donated by Wyvern Cricket Supplies (http://www.wyverncricket.co.uk/) this is the chance for your son or daughter to play with a high-quality cricket bat, crafted from English willow. Your choice of size from 4 (9-10 yr old) to Harrow (12-14 yr old)

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

HCC Cricket sweater - signed by Sir Alastair Cook

Genuine one-of-a-kind opportunity to own an item signed by a legend of the game. Signed by England's greatest run scorer on his final day in test cricket - Monday 10th September 2018. An XL Harpenden CC sleeveless jumper complete with match ticket from the day and photo of the man himself. Kindly donated by Sanjay Roy and Steve Paige

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Shane Warne signed shirt – Adult

We have managed to secure one more of these exclusive items. Shane Warne is the Honorary Life President of Harpenden CC and we are delighted to offer a club shirt signed by the legendary leg spinner. A unique memento to celebrate the links that club enjoys with one of the greatest players of all time.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Shane Warne signed shirt – Adult

Shane Warne is the Honorary Life President of Harpenden CC and we are delighted to offer a club shirt signed by the legendary leg spinner. A unique memento to celebrate the links that club enjoys with one of the greatest players of all time.

£100 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Shane Warne signed shirt – Junior

Shane Warne is the Honorary Life President of Harpenden CC and we are delighted to offer a club shirt signed by the legendary leg spinner. A unique memento to celebrate the links that club enjoys with one of the greatest players of all time.

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2x Tickets to Lord’s Taveners Spring Lunch

Monday 20th May 2019 – Be part of one of the Lord’s Taveners iconic events at the Home of Cricket. Highlight of the event is a sporting panel featuring MICHAEL HOLDING, MARK RAMPRAKASH and STUART LAW. Includes a Shepherd Neame beer reception and 3-course lunch with wine. Drop us a message if you want more details.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Tring Brewery Tour – You and Five Mates

The good folk at Tring Brewery Co have offered us a 6-place tour of their wonderful brewery for one fortunate supporter. Once you have successfully pledged we’ll be in touch to sort out details. To learn more about Tring Brewery Co have a look at: https://www.tringbrewery.co.uk/

£200 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Tickets for Lord's Pavilion (pair)

We have managed to secure three more opportunities for you to sit in money-can't-buy seats at the Home of Cricket. You can choose any day of any Specsavers County Championship game played at Lord's. We'll be in touch after the campaign has closed to arrange the tickets and your day out. You will have free entry to the ground and access to the restaurants and bars at the one of the world's most iconic sporting arenas.

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed England Bat

Official England Bat, signed by some of the greatest players of their generation – including Alistair Cook, Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Joe Root.

£200 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Tickets for Lord's Pavilion (pair)

The chance to sit in money-can't-buy seats at the Home of Cricket. You can choose any day of any Specsavers County Championship game played at Lord's. We'll be in touch after the campaign has closed to arrange the tickets and your day out. You will have free entry to the ground and access to the restaurants and bars at the one of the world's most iconic sporting arenas

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Manchester United Shirt - 2018/19

We’d like to give Manchester Utd fans everywhere the opportunity to own a signed 2018/19 club shirt. This extra special reward is signed by the entire first team and mounted in a glass frame

£750 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£2500 Saving on cost of house sale with Ashtons

A unique opportunity to slash the cost of selling your home with Asthon's estate agent - proud sponsor of Harpenden Cricket Club. £2500 discount on home selling fees - must be claimed between April and December 2019 - and includes property currently available through any Ashton's office. (Message us directly if you'd like more details)

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