Hatherley & Reddings' CC Covid-Response & Projects

by Sam Dent & Jo Mason in Shurdington, England, United Kingdom

£32,508

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £3690.50
£35,000 stretch target 3 days left
162% 194 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 10th May 2021 at 6:30pm

Our aim is to raise enough money to recover some of the huge loses suffered though Covid 19 and pay for a new clubhouse roof at South Park

by Sam Dent & Jo Mason in Shurdington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we were to achieve our 'stretch funding target', we would use this money to help with some future plans for improving facilities, such as refurbishing our changing rooms and purchasing a new set of roll-on covers to improve the playing experience at the club.
A "double stretch" target would allow us to progress our plans for improved disabled facilities, including 2 new disabled toilets, a shower facility and a new passenger lift - which is much needed to allow better access to our 1st floor function room.


Club Background

Hatherley & Reddings' Cricket Club (HRCC) is a family cricket club that serves the local community by providing sporting opportunities for children and adults, from age 5 upwards. The club currently has over 200 children taking part in weekly activity and over 100 adult members (male and female) involved with playing, supporting, volunteering or visiting the club on a weekly basis.

But like many others we have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, losing most of our income over the past 12 months.

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Covid-19 Impact

The Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a real challenge for the entire sport and leisure industry, and our club has suffered a substantial loss of income. In particular, our winter events would usually support our finances and the wider community by generating income through functions and skittles evenings. 

Over the last 12 months our bar takings are down by a huge £30,420. Rental income and hall hire has dropped by £7,679 and we have lost over £9,000 in match fees and membership, we were also unable to secure sponsorship last season which we hoped would have been £1,000 - £1,500.

In addition to the above losses, the covid-19 pandemic prevented us from hosting our many social events, which bring in thousands of pounds of revenue via bar takings, ticket sales, donations and facility hire. These social events include:
- End of Season Dinner
- Sri Lankan Curry Nights
- Poker Evenings
- Annual Beer Festival Weekend
- Christmas Quiz Night
- Women's Soft Ball Festivals

We have, of course, cut our spending to protect the clubs finances but we would like to raise £20,000 to help recover financially.

What will funds raised be used for?

In additional to recovering loses we desperately need to:
1. Replace the roof at our South Park Ground.
2. Refurbish the Changing Rooms at our North Park Ground
3. Purchase New Roll-On Covers

1. New Roof Project

Throughout the winter, the roof at our South Park ground has had to be repeatedly patched due to weather damage. It is now in a state of disrepair and needs to be fully replaced. In it's current state, the weather is damaging the interior of the building too, leaving damp and in some cases, small puddles of water.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new roof project was already planned, but after suffering the huge loss of income, this has made this very difficult. The new roof will cost in the region of £14,000.
This crowdfunding effort will certainly contribute towards the repair of the South Park pavilion roof, which will become home to many junior games and our 3rd/4th XI in the summer.

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2. Changing Room Refurbishment

If we hit out stretch target, we would also really like to refurbish the changing rooms (and showers) at our North Park ground, not only to improve player experience, but also to create 2 spaces that we can hire out to the wider community, thus helping to secure the club's future financial position. The changing rooms would provide a bright and energising space for cricketers on match days, but could double up as a vibrant and welcoming environments for hire, such as a physio clinic. As part of the refurbishment, we would also like to modernise the shower facilities, ensuring that they are attractive for male and female cricketers.1616494961_showers.jpg

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3. New Covers

Finally, if funding allows, the club had originally planned to purchase a new set of roll-on covers for our main ground, allowing our current set to service our second, ground. Unfortunately, Covid-19 and urgent repair works have delayed this project, but it is still very much needed to improve the playing facilities for our senior and junior teams.

Our 'Ambitions'

HRCC is an ambitious club, with aspirations to become a 'hub' for the local community, rather than just a facility for cricket. We have made some great progress with this so far and have current partnerships with external organisations, including Jujitsu, skittles teams, Poker clubs, Gloucestershire Growlers (Visually Impaired Cricket Team), War-Gamers, Zumba, Rotary Club, Local council, Gloucestershire Cricket Board and many more. In the future, we hope to continue to grow our partnerships by working with local sports physios/rehabilitators, more local schools and other nearby businesses.1615829366_growlers.jpg
To achieve this goal and to become a 'hub' for the community, we plan to invest in our facilities, whilst maintaining cricket at the heart of the club!

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1615829469_u11s.jpg Hatherley & Redding's Cricket Club is very much looking forward to returning to cricket in 2021 and we can't wait to see all of our All Stars, Dynamos, Girls, Ladies, Juniors, Seniors, Guests and Volunteers! It's been a long winter and cricket is nearly here!1615829456_eosd.jpg1615829432_wgs3.jpg

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Raffle Ticket! Top Prize is a meal for 4 at No.131

A ticket for the HRCC raffle - top prize is a 3-course meal for 4 at No.131 in Cheltenham, generously donated by The Lucky Onion Group. The meal comes with a free bottle of wine for the table.

£1 or more

Donation

Generous Donation to the club. Please enter your own amount. Thank you!

£1 or more

Player Sponsorship Package - Platinum

An individually tailored sponsorship package - please contact the club for further information. Total cost of package Package can include banners/boards, tickets, membership packages, clothing sponsorship etc. Email: [email protected]

£3 or more

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Catherine Colebrook Mug

30 high-quality ceramic mugs available, kindly donated by Catherine Colebrook. Each mug has the design that says "Mmm, You can't beat a nice cup of prosecco". These mugs usually retail at £8.95. (www.catherinecolebrook.com)

£5 or more

Kit Orders

Please see your order forms or talk to Sam Dent for total order costs. Please pledge full amount for your kit here. (e.g. £100 of kit = £100 donation for this reward).

£5 or more

Robin Smith Appearance as Mr. Tumble...

Robin Smith is one of the well-known figures at the club and in recent years has been the 3rd XI captain, before Alice Hill took the reins in 2020! However....Robin is particularly well known for his striking resemblance as children's favourite, Mr. Tumble. If this 'reward' can reach a total of £100....we will strongly encourage Robin to dress up as Mr Tumble for a club event. *Disclaimer: This is a 'fun' way to make a donation to the club*

£10 or more

Women's Playing Membership

Standard Playing Membership for Women's Soft Ball Cricket members.

£11 or more

Academy (U9s) Training T-Shirt

A maroon t-shirt for our academy players (U9s). These t-shirts are the first 'HRCC branded' clothing items that players can get and can be used throughout the season. A great first club clothing item that gives each player a sense of belonging to Hatherley & Reddings' CC. Please contact Caroline Carter for more information on sizes.

£12 or more

1 of 3 claimed

2 Bottles of Prosecco

2 Bottles of 70cl Prosecco

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

French Tutoring with Sarah Kelly - 2x 30 minute

Suitable for adults or students! Students - With many students having been home-schooled in the last 12 months, there is no better way to develop your French skills in preparation for exams than 1-1 French Tutoring with Sarah Kelly! Adults - You may not have exams coming up, but imagine being able to order something off a menu on your next holiday to France or being able to ask directions when walking around Paris...cool eh?

£17 or more

Junior Cricket Shirt

A HRCC cricket shirt for the junior players at HRCC! Prices are: £17 for juniors. £20 for the larger sizes (XXS, XS, S, M, L,XL).

£20 or more

Junior Family Membership + Training Fees (See Info

Junior Family membership = £20 Please add training fees for: £40 per child in the Academy (U9s) £50 per child in the U11s, U13s, U15s or U16s. (e.g. A family with 2 children = £20 + £50 + £50)

£20 or more

3 of 5 claimed

One-to-One Coaching with Nipuna Gamage

A one-to-one coaching session with HRCC's overseas 1st XI cricketer. Nipuna is a first-class cricketer from Sri Lanka, who has been with the club for 2 years and represents the club's 1st XI. Nipuna is qualified ECB Level 2 coach and experienced batting all-rounder.

£24 or more

6 of 50 claimed

100 Club -Monthly Cash Prize Draw open to everyone

12 entries into the monthly 100-club draw. A £100 prize is awarded to a winner every month, with a grand prize of £500 prize at Christmas!

£25 or more

Adult Membership (See Info Below)

Standard social membership for the club is £25. If you are also a playing member, please see the additional membership below. Please note, these are early-payment (before 31/05/21) prices. - - - - - - - - Adult Player (22+) = £75 - - - - Adult Player (18-21) = £50 - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - (E.g. A playing member would pay social membership and playing membership. Such as...£25 + £75 = £100)

£25 or more

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Sport Massage with Rob Dent

A 30-minute sports massage with Rob Dent. Rob is a graduate sports rehabilitator, who is accredited by BASRAT. Rob has a 1st class degree in sports rehabilitation and exercise science.

£25 or more

5 Beer Festival Tickets

5 Beer Festival Tickets for £25 (usually sold at £6 each). The Rotary Club beer festival, held at North Park, is currently scheduled for 7th/8th August. The beer festival tickets covers entry for both days (Saturday and Sunday) and includes live cricket, live music and a great selection of drinks in our outdoors & indoor bars! *Tickets will be transferable if the dates are changed due to Covid-19.

£25 or more

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Neil Dean Boiler Care - £30 Voucher

A voucher for Neil Dean Boiler Care worth £30 but claimable for £25! Neil Dean Boilercare Ltd are Gas Safe registered heating engineers who supply and install gas boilers.

£30 or more

End of Season Dinner Tickets (Senior)

1 ticket for the end of senior club night of the year! Adults only. The End of Season Dinner will include food and entertainment. (This includes £5 early payment discount). EOSD - Friday 10th September. (Usually worth £35)

£30 or more

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Sports Injury Assessment with Rob Dent

A 45-minute sports injury assessment with Rob Dent. Rob is a graduate sports rehabilitator, who is accredited by BASRAT. Rob has a 1st class degree in sports rehabilitation and exercise science.

£30 or more

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2.5 Hours of Cleaning with Simply Spotless

A 2.5 hours cleaning service by Kelly at Simply Spotless - Usually £40! Kelly has kindly donated this reward which can be claimed on a Tuesday or weekend! A fantastic opportunity as we head into the Spring and look forward to welcoming guests around in the near future!

£50 or more

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45 Minute Photo Shoot with James Holford

James is an aspiring young photographer, currently studying a Masters in Film Making. The 45 minute shoot can be used for staged sports photography and would provide some great shots for home photos!

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2x 45 mins Sports Massage with Mark Hughes (2-4-1)

A 2 for 1, 45 minutes sports massage from Mark Hughes. Mark is a highly-experienced performance coach and therapist working at an international level for over 5 years, being part of multiple medal-winning World & European Championship performances with GB Seniors Tennis & England Masters Hockey. Mark has also worked with local athletes for many years including volunteer coaching at Cheltenham Harriers.

£55 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Infinite Balance - WORTH £65 - Consultation/Lesson

A FREE consultation and a month's worth of PT Zoom Sessions. A very generous donation from Kirsty at Infinite Balance. Kirsty is a personal training and nutritional advisor with a passion to support and guide people towards their healthy balance of physical, nutritional and emotional well-being. Be Fitter, Be Stronger, Be Happier! (https://linktr.ee/infinitebalance)

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Signed Gloucester Rugby Shirt

A team-signed Gloucester Rugby shirt, courtesy of club legend Jack Clement, who is currently signed for Gloucester and has represented England U20s.

£60 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Signed GB Hockey Shirt

2 signed Great British Hockey Shirts by the current team. An amazing donation to the club - don't miss out on these!

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

2 for 1 Strength and Mobility Session

A 2 for 1, 60 minutes Strength and Mobility Session with Mark Hughes. Mark is a highly-experienced performance coach and therapist working at an international level for over 5 years, being part of multiple medal-winning World & European Championship performances with GB Seniors Tennis & England Masters Hockey. Mark has also worked with local athletes for many years including volunteer coaching at Cheltenham Harriers.

£125 or more

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Function Room Hire & Bar Staff

Evening hire of the main function room (and bar staff) from 7.30pm. Usually worth £150.

£150 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Player Sponsorship Package - Bronze

A brand new Player Sponsorship Package for the 2021 Season. You/Your company could sponsor a player with the Bronze Package and receive the following --Weekly Social Media Announcements -- Access to Club Social Events -- Opportunity to purchase Club Dinner Tickets -- Company Logo & Message on Club Website -- 2 Free Tickets to Annual Beer Festival -- Access to All Match Days

£200 or more

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Player Sponsorship Package - Silver

A brand new Player Sponsorship Package for the 2021 Season. You/Your company could sponsor a player with the Silver Package and receive the following -- Company Logo/Photo in Clubhouse -- Weekly Social Media Announcements -- Access to Club Social Events -- Opportunity to purchase Club Dinner Tickets -- Company Logo & Message on Club Website -- 5 Free Tickets to Annual Beer Festival -- Access to All Match Days

£500 or more

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Player Sponsorship Package - Gold

Brand New Player Sponsorship Package for 2021 Season. Your company could sponsor a player with the Gold Package and receive the following -- 1x Free Facility Hire -- Sponsors Board at Ground -- Company Logo in Clubhouse -- Weekly Social Media Announcements -- Access to Club Social Events -- Opportunity to purchase Club Dinner Tickets -- Company Logo & Message on Club Website -- 5 Free Tickets to Annual Beer Festival -- Access to All Match Day

£600 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Team Sponsorship Package

Please contact the club for more details!!

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Window Cleaning Service - Up to a 3-bed house

A kindly donated reward from Kurt Stanley. A great opportunity to scrub those windows clean ready for the summer sunshine! (Outside only window clean). Usually worth £15.

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

One-to-One Coaching with Sam Dent

A 1 hour one-to-one coaching session with club coach, Sam Dent. Sam is an experienced level 2 coach, who currently coaches 2 county squads and is currently completing his level 3 qualification. Sam is the 1st XI wicket keeper and lead coach HRCC's All Stars, U9s and Women/Girls.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Garden Maintenance from Chargrove Garden Services

A very kindly donated reward from HRCC club legend Tom Hage. Tom owns his own garden maintenance company and has provided fantastic maintenance service to the local community for a few years now. Perfect for those looking forward to welcoming friends and family to their home after lockdown! (https://www.facebook.com/ChargroveGardenService)

£40 or more

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Easter Basket worth over £50!

A great selection of Easter chocolate goodies in a basket! This little package would make a great Easter present for those special family or friends that you haven't seen during lockdown!

Let's make 'Hatherley & Reddings' CC Covid-Response & Projects' happen

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