Support Hawcoat Park Community Sports Club

by Paul Burns MBE in Barrow In Furness, England, United Kingdom

£30,016

£35,000 stretch target 16 days left
100% 267 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £30,000 is pledged by 13th December 2020 at 9:04am

Help secure the future of Hawcoat Park Community Sports Club, which is facing severe financial difficulty, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

by Paul Burns MBE in Barrow In Furness, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Once we have hit our original target and secured the future of the sports club any extra money would go to refurbishing  and maintaining the large clubhouse for the benefit of all the community.


  • Corona Virus impact hits hard, so your community needs you.

Your help is needed to secure the future of Hawcoat Park Sports club. This fantastic organisation is feeling the effects of the Corona Virus  we are therefore running a crowdfunding  initiative to ensure its survival. We aim to raise £20,000 which if successful in raising that amount we are able to apply to the Active Together fund  from Sport England which could pay an extra £10,000.

  • Hawcoat Park is your Community Sports Club which has provided top class sporting facilities for the Furness area for 95 years. Since 2008 the club has been run by volunteers and is self funding as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) it is also a not for profit organisation. Based in Barrow-in-Furness which is an area with some of the most deprived wards in the country and a high level of childhood obesity. The benefits provided by participating in sport are widely recognised. Hawcoat Park offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the health and well being of the whole community. However Covid-19 has created an uncertain future for grass roots sports clubs, who are finding it very challenging to survive. It is no exaggeration to say it would be a disaster if these facilities were lost to the whole community.

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Hawcoat Park is funded entirely by membership subscriptions and revenue from the bar and events held in the large function hall. 

The club closed its doors on the 23rd March and lost all its funding streams with no activities taking place, staff put on Furlough, with bills and expenses still to be paid. Unfortunately we have had to make staff redundant and are currently relying on volunteers to keep us going. This has resulted in a 50% reduction in our revenue.

Volunteers

Without our dedicated team of volunteers we would never have survive this pandemic the majority of whom are retired members who help maintain the ground's and club house. When we partially re-opened following the first lockdown they worked the bar and did the cleaning and will continue doing it when we re-open again. The Board of Directors are also all volunteers.   

We cater for members from 6 years of age to 96 and provide facilities for Archery, Crown green Bowls, Cricket, Football, Rugby, Shooting, Tennis and Table Tennis. The Tennis facilities have just undergone a £140,000 upgrade funded by various grant organisations including Sport England to become a state of the art Tennis hub and its official opening has had to be delayed. A number of local organisations use our facilities for their monthly meetings, Prostrate cancer support group, Furness Referees Society, Keswick to Barrow walk committee, Furness amateur radio club, Cascades dance troop, Furness scooter club as well as all the sporting sections. The club really is at the heart of the community.

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Cancelled events in 2020

The Keswick 2 Barrow 40 mile charity walk which we host every year has been cancelled along with the all England crown green bowling championship and our hugely popular Bonfire and Fireworks display, Christmas cabaret dance, carol night and the annual Christmas quiz have also been cancelled. When you add the loss of our afternoon teas, craft fairs, private function bookings, sporting events that are still very limited having been on hold for seven month it should come as no surprise that this community sports club is facing a very uncertain future.

We are therefore reaching out to our local community to ask for your support to help us come through these very trying times to ensure this much needed community asset can survive and continue to provide for the people of the Furness area and beyond.

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Our facilities

Our 22 acres of facilities and playing areas are unique and amongst the best in the North West with a wide programme of activities for all ages and abilities as well as hosting large charity fundraising events which attract thousands of people to the club and benefit a host of good causes. We also allocate free time to our local NHS and schools to use the refurbished Tennis courts.

Archery

Crown Green Bowls

Cricket

Junior Football

Football Seniors 

Rifle & Pistol Shooting

Rugby Union

Table Tennis

Tennis

For more information on any of the above sections please go to the Hawcoat Park Website. New members are always welcome.

Hawcoat Park has been supporting the sporting and local community of the Furness area for 95 years. Please support us to continue providing these facilities for the next 95 years by pledging your donation today.

All donations appreciated doesn’t matter how large or small all count and we are offering rewards for pledge donations .

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Hall hire

PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER When social events are allowed to resume, you will be entitled to free hire of our large function hall for one event, subject to our usual hire conditions. The hall is ideal for parties, meetings, shows, or any type of social event.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£10 Hair Voucher

£10 Voucher to be spent on hair with Poppy at the Priory Hair Salon Duke street

£15 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One Dozen Tennis Balls worth £19

One Dozen Tennis Balls Donated by Paul Stubbs

£15 or more

Barrow AFC Signed Shirt

1 entry into a draw to win a signed Barrow AFC Shirt (league 2 Shirt)

£15 or more

Barrow Raiders Rugby Shirt

1 entry into a draw to win a Barrow Raiders Rugby Shirt.

£15 or more

Signed Barrow AFC Football

A signed Football from the National League winners Barrow.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Four book Bentley and Ryan series RRP £32 +

Four Book Bentley and Ryan Series signed by local author Naomi Hudson. Donated by Naomi Hudson.

£20 or more

6 of 10 claimed

6 Week Tennis for kids Course ages 4 to 7

LTA 6 week Tennis for kids (4 to 7 years) course donated by Stefan Jones LTA Fully licensed Level 4 Accredited plus coach. 1 hour a week for 6 weeks which also includes Free Tennis Racket, Tennis Balls and Individual named Tee Shirt. COURSE COST NORMALLY £30

£20 or more

4 of 10 claimed

6 weeks Tennis For Kids Course Ages 8 to 11

LTA 6 week Tennis for kids (8 to 11years) course with Stephan Jones LTA Fully licenced Level 4 Accredited plus coach. 1 hour a week for 6 weeks which also includes Free Tennis Racket, Tennis Balls and Individual named Tee Shirt. COURSE COST NORMALLY £30

£25 or more

16 of 20 claimed

£35 Voucher to spend at the club

Pledge Now Claim Later A £35 voucher to be redeemed at the club for products, use of the facilities/coaching

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Free MOT

Free MOT at IAN TUDOR Garage. Donated by Ian Tudor

£30 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Adult beginners 6 week Tennis course

Adult beginners 6 week tennis course donated by Stefan Jones an LTA level 4 and accredited plus coach. Normal cost £60. Donated by Stefan Jones.

£40 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Archery Lessons

Supervised Archery lessons by a qualified instructor RRP £60

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Shooting lessons

Supervised shooting lessons by a qualified instructor RRP £75

£250 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Three year membership

You will be offered free club membership for the next three years.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Voucher to spend at Paul French Hairdressers.

A £15 voucher to be redeemed at Paul French hairdressers

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christmas Cake

Home made Christmas Cake worth £20 Donated by Pam Charnley

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Edition of History of Grange

Signed Edition of a History of Grange by Neil Honeyman

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Dalton Lane Nurseries £20 Voucher

A £20 Voucher to be spent at Dalton Lane Nurseries. Donated by Dalton Lane Nurseries

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christmas Cake

Home Made Christmas Cake worth £20. Donated by Marilyn Burns

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christmas Cake

Home made Christmas Cake. Donated by Pam Charnley worth £20

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Home Made Christmas Cake

Home Made Christmas Cake. Donated by Pam Charnley. Worth £20

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Hair Voucher

£20 Hair Voucher with Poppy at Priory Hair salon Duke street

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£35 voucher to spend over the Bar

A £35 voucher to spend over the bar

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Christmas Hamper

Christmas Hamper in time for Christmas RRP £35.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Health & Beauty voucher

A £20 Voucher for use at Health & Beauty Beauticians

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£35 Pub meal voucher

£35 Voucher for a Pub Meal when they are allowed to open,

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Christmas Meat Hamper Worth £35

Shepherds Butchers Christmas Meat Hamper, includes 2Ib stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon, 2Ib gammon joint, 2Ib beef roasting joint, 1b streaky bacon, 1b chipolata, Trays of homemade stuffing balls, Tray of homemade pigs in blankets.

£30 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Afternoon tea for two

You will be invited to come to the club and enjoy afternoon tea for two, when these events resume, hopefully within the next 12 months. Includes a free bottle of wine - RRP £40

£500 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Life Membership

Life membership of the club

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