IRFC COVID Recovery - Lighting up the Future

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Project by Ipswich RFC

IRFC COVID Recovery - Lighting up the Future

Ipswich RFC profile

Project by Ipswich RFC

£16,730

£20,000 target 23 days left
83% 176 supporters

Ipswich RFC is raising money to help the club survive the impact of the pandemic and to support the growth of rugby for all in our community

Ipswich RFC needs you!  YES YOU!!!

AND YOU CAN ENJOY SOME GREAT REWARDS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The pandemic has affected all of us, and whilst we all look forward to hopefully a better year ahead, the year just passed has left a big hole in the club’s financial position.  We have not been able to host any real hospitality and fundraising activities at the club over the last year, and many sponsors have been unable to provide their usual support due to the impact of the virus on them.  We have a short window of opportunity to benefit from Sport England matched funding to help our club, so please read on to help us!.......

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Our club is a great community hub and we are proud of all our parts, from our minis who join the club from 5 years old, through our boys and girls youth sections and up into our womens and mens teams.   Pre-COVID we were growing all of these areas, and as we return to action we want to continue to look forward and support all of our current and future members.  YOU CAN HELP US AND BENEFIT TOO AT THE SAME TIME!

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The aim of the Fund

We have teamed up with Crowdfunder and Sport England to bring you this support campaign for our club.    We need to raise a minimum of £20,000 (from a minimum of 100 donations). If we do this, Sport England will provide matched funding for project!

This has to be a real club and community effort as our £20,000 target is an “ALL OR NOTHING” appeal.   If we fail to meet this target by our deadline of 9th July, we will not benefit from the Sport England funding.   So we all need to pull together over the summer to hit our target!....

DID WE MENTION THE GREAT REWARDS?!!......

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The funds raised will give vital life-blood to the club to allow us to continue normal rugby operations for the 2021/22 season.  Importantly we will also be able to provide floodlighting to Pitch 3 at the club which will offer much needed additional midweek training space for our girls, boys, women and men.   We will truly be "Lighting Up the Future"!   Read on to find out how...

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Everyone can help - here's how to do it!....

Spread the word – share, comment and like this with others via all of your social media sites – let’s see if we can really make our campaign famous far and wide

Donate if you can, using the donate button – remember if you give £10 and we meet our match funding criteria that amount becomes £13 for the club!

Buy a Reward – instead of donating, you can select a Reward to purchase from the list on this page.   There are some great rewards, so have a browse and buy what takes your fancy!  Many of these are a at great discounts to normal price so grab yourself a bargain as well as supporting us!

Donate a Reward – if you can’t donate money, please consider if you can donate a prize which we can offer to other club supporters as Rewards.  We will feature your business on our fundraiser and thank you on our social media channels!  This can be a great way for businesses to gain new lifelong customers!  Email us at the club or get in touch on our social channels to get involved...

Get yourself sponsored – complete a challenge, run an event, and direct your backers to our Crowdfunder to support you!  Have some fun, set yourself a challenge and raise some funds while you're at it!

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About Us

Ipswich RFC is a major local amateur sports club with nearly 1,000 members aged from 5 to 85!   We were founded in 1870 and celebrated our 150th anniversary in the season 2020/21, which obviously was decimated by the COVID pandemic.   We are one of the oldest open rugby clubs in the world!

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We run mixed age groups from Under 6 to Under 11s and then boys and girls rugby all the way up to Under 18 under our “Ipswich Rugby Academy” banner.  We run 3 senior mens teams and a growing women’s section!

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We are a Rugby Football Union accredited club and an affiliate club of Northampton Saints.  We aim to provide a pathway for players and coaches to enjoy our brilliant game and develop to the best of their abilities.

Please help us to help our club survive and thrive and continue to deliver the core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship throughout our community.  

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*Big Independence Day Prize Draw Terms & Conditions

Entry for people over 18 and only residents of Great Britain.  No limit to entries to the draw.  The promoter of the Prize Draw is Ipswich Rugby Football Club.   The Prize Draw will be open for entries from 11.59pm on 13th May 2021 until 5pm on Sunday 4th July when the draw will be made at Ipswich RFC.  Winners will be selected at random by drawing at random from all entries. Prizes can be claimed on the day or from the club over subsequent weeks.  Any unclaimed prizes after end July 2021 may be retained by the club.   For free entry please send a stamp addressed envelope marked "Big Independence Day Draw" to Ipswich Rugby Football Club, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3PZ. 

Data for entries will be held in line with our data protection policy which can be seen at www.ipswichrugby.com/d/documents.html?group_id=10856

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

52 of 100 claimed

IRFC 150 Anniversary 4th July Bike Ride Entry Fee

Get entry for our 150 Anniversary 30km/75km/150km Suffolk Rugby Clubs bike ride, visiting Stowmarket, Southwold, Woodbridge and Ipswich YM, starting and ending from Humber Doucy Lane. £30 Entry includes limited edition IRFC branded snood and a hero's welcome with burger and pint on arrival. Insurance and ride support also included. Why not also click the fundraise button above to create your own sponsorship page and raise more funds?

£5 or more

36 of 1000 claimed

The Big Independence Day Prize Draw Entry*

At our family fun day on 4th July we will be holding the big Independence Day Raffle, with great prizes including a framed signed and certificated Martin Johnson 2003 World Cup Winners photo, food and drink hampers, a Northampton Saints shirt & ball signed by all of their 1st XV 2020/21 squad, a pair of tickets to a 2021/22 Saints game of your choice and more goodies! Grab yourself an entry by selecting this reward. *Terms & Conditions apply

£5 or more

1 of 20 claimed

IRFC Travel Mugs

Keep your tea or coffee warm on the sideline and show your support for the club with this branded Ipswich Rugby travel mug. Usually £7 in the club shop so a great value reward here!

£10 or more

0 of 30 claimed

IRFC 150 Anniversary Memorabilia Bag!

Get yourself a limited edition 150 Anniversary Memorabilia bag, including 150 branded car sticker, water bottle and drawstring bag with separate zip compartment - a great boot or multipurpose bag!

£10 or more

6 of 25 claimed

£15 Ski Activities Voucher at Suffolk Leisure Park

Hit the slopes in Ipswich with this voucher from our friends at Suffolk Leisure Park (http://suffolkleisurepark.co.uk/)! Use the £15 voucher for any of their ski or related slope activities (excludes golf, retail and restaurant). Fun for all ages, so grab as many vouchers as you need for a fun day out!

£10 or more

3 of 4 claimed

Back Massage voucher at Rose Beauty Salon

£15 voucher to be used against the cost of a back massage at Rose Beauty, Ipswich. Rose Beauty is an independently run beauty salon in Ipswich, based within the grounds of Ipswich Sports Club. Established 13 years ago, the salon continues to offer luxurious and relaxing treatments within a friendly and welcoming environment, allowing clients to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Valid until October 30 2021 Normal booking conditions

£10 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Clip'n'Climb Ipswich mega offer!

Save £4.50 off an offpeak climb at the great indoor climbing experience Clip'n'Climb Ipswich (ipswich.clipnclimb.co.uk). Take on their numerous fun climbing walls and even dare to have a go at their extreme climbing challenges! Vouchers valid for an offpeak climb for a minimum donation of £10 (no school holidays or weekends) and usually RRP at £14.50 so a great deal. Vouchers valid all the way until 30th June 2022!

£10 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Lions Pass - First Test 24th July

Pre-book a seat in the clubhouse with our 4 big screens for the first Lions Test v the Sprinboks on 24thy July. As well as reserving a seat for the game (from 2pm for 5pm kick off) your Lions pass comes with 2 drinks from the bar and complimentary food before the game. This is sure to be a popular event and likely to sell out, so please book your seats asap!!

£10 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Lions Pass - Second Test 31st July

Pre-book a seat in the clubhouse with our 4 big screens for the first Lions Test v the Sprinboks on 31st July. As well as reserving a seat for the game (from 2pm for 5pm kick off) your Lions pass comes with 2 drinks from the bar and complimentary food before the game . This is sure to be a popular event and likely to sell out, so please book your seats asap!!

£10 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Lions Pass - v Japan & Premiership Final 26th June

Pre-book a seat in the clubhouse with our 4 big screens for thedouble header of the Lions warm up match v Japan and the Gallagher Premiership final on 26th June. As well as reserving a seat for the game your Lions pass comes with 2 drinks from the bar and complimentary food. This is sure to be a popular event and likely to sell out, so please book your seats asap!!

£10 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Prem Semis (19th June) pass incl drinks and pizza!

Grab a clubhouse pass for the Premiership Semis on 19th June (Bristol Bears v Quins at 1.30pm and Exeter v Sale at 4.30pm). Your pass includes 2 complimentary drinks from the bar and pizza during the second game of the day!

£15 or more

2 of 100 claimed

IRFC Spooky Fireworks Family Ticket

Grab an early discount by getting your family ticket for our popular "Spooky Fireworks" event this autumn. Date TBC but usually a Friday night around Halloween with stalls, kids disco, bar, food and fabulous firework display. RRP £18 for family ticket covering 2 adults and 2 children!

£15 or more

1 of 25 claimed

£25 Dining Voucher at Brook Hotels Norwich/FXT

Vouchers to be used against dining costs at either Best Western Brook Hotel Felixstowe or Brook Hotel Norwich. Get £25voucher for a min donation of £15, saving £10!!! Valid until 30th November 2021

£20 or more

4 of 30 claimed

IRFC 150 Anniversary Glass Tankards

A fantastic pint tankard engraved with the club's 150 anniversary logo. A must for all beer drinking IRFC supporters.

£25 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£25 voucher from FM Fragrance and Beauty by Prue

Receive a £25 voucher from @Fragranceandbeautybyprue. Choose from over 1000 products including designer inspired fragrances, make up, home fragrance, beauty products and more. Their perfumes and aftershaves are inspired by the top designer fragrances in the world. They start from £16.90 and are all parfum grade. Perfumes have similar fragrance notes to all your favourites - request a full list through the Facebook group. Smelling is believing!

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hair by Bohemia Cut and Blow Dry

Hair by Bohemia are a forward thinking, team of hair heroes, specialise in colour, cutting, hair extensions, keratin treatments. Cut and Blow Dry usually costs £41, so get a bargain from one of the best hair teams around! @hairbybohemia Voucher valid until end October 2021

£50 or more

21 of 50 claimed

Limited Edition IRFC 150 Anniversary Cycle top

Be part of a select group of cyclists who own the IRFC 150th Anniversary limited edition cycle jersey. This high performance cycling jersey is manufactured by club kit supplier Akuma top and features full length zip and 3 rear pockets and the club's retro 150 kit look and feel. Order here and we will contact you to arrange sizing and delivery. Please order by 4th June to guarantee availability for the ride on 4th July.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

3 in 1 lawn treatment from Rush Outdoor

Rush Outdoor Services provide a 3 in 1 granular lawn treatment which is designed to kill moss, and weeds In the lawn whilst fertilizing the the grass. Encouraging a healthy, green and weed free lawn. This voucher entitles you to a full treatment (RRP £70) - a bargain for only a £50 donation to the campaign!

£65 or more

1 of 4 claimed

£100 Voucher at Brook Hotels Norwich/Felixstowe

Vouchers to be used against accommodation costs at either Best Western Brook Hotel Felixstowe or Brook Hotel Norwich. Get £100 voucher for a min donation of £65, saving 35%! Valid until 31st January 2022

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Hair Make Over at Antonio Giovanni

Get yourself a full hair make over including including cut, restyle and colour at the British Hairdressing Awards 2020 finalist, Antonio Giovanni (www.antoniogiovanni.co.uk). This full make over is worth £100 so a hair-raising good deal! Valid for new clients only at Friars Street Salon until end of September 2021.

£100 or more

2 of 4 claimed

"Lions Den" Table of 6 - First Test 24th July

Pre-book one of 4 prime tables in front of the big screen for the first Lions Test v the Sprinboks on 24th July. Tables from 2pm (kick off 5pm) for up to 6 people, come with 4 complimentary jugs of your choice from the bar and food before the game for all your guests. Book yourself the best seats in the house with food and drink to keep you going!!

£100 or more

1 of 4 claimed

"Lions Den" Table of 6 - Second Test 31st July

Pre-book one of 4 prime tables in front of the big screen for the first Lions Test v the Sprinboks on 31st July. Tables from 2pm (kick off 5pm) for up to 6 people, come with 4 complimentary jugs of your choice from the bar and food before the game for all your guests. Book yourself the best seats in the house with food and drink to keep you going!!

£100 or more

0 of 4 claimed

"Lions Den" Table of 6 - Japan & Prem Final 26/06

Pre-book one of 4 prime tables in front of the big screen for the double header of the Lions warm up match v Japan and the Gallagher Premiership final on 26th June. A day of rugby not to be missed!!! Tables for up to 6 people, come with 4 complimentary jugs of your choice from the bar and food for all your guests. Timings TBC once kick offs confirmed. Book yourself the best seats in the house with food and drink to keep you going!!

£125 or more

2 of 4 claimed

Fynn Valley Golf Club Annual Lifestyle Membership

Get great discounts and jump the membership waiting list! Currently there is a wait to be able to join, but our friends at Fynn Valley have kindly donated 4 Lifestyle memberships to skip the wait! RRP is £175 - the Lifestyle membership entitles you to 40% off green fees and 10% off anything else purchased at Fynn Valley.

£175 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£250 Cruise Voucher with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Set sail on a journey of discovery aboard Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller ships, with £250 off a cruise of your choice. Whether it’s a scenic sailing into the heart of the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords, a short European city break, an adventure to warmer climates or something close to home, Fred. Olsen's elegant, new-look fleet can take you there. This voucher is valid on a cruise of your choice, setting sail in 2021 or 2022.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Tree Stump Removal

A tree stump removal from our friends at Countryside Trees (@CountrysideTreesSuffolk). This is for a fully insured tree stump removal, removing all waste from the property. RRP is around £350 and the reward will be valid for 12 months, so plenty of time to fit the job in!

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Midweek 4-ball at Ipswich Golf Club, Purdis Heath

A great reduction in the normal cost of £300 to be used against a midweek 4-ball at this high quality course. Valid for one visit for one four ball between July 1 & Oct 30 2021. Course restrictions and rules apply.

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

A pair of Wills from Smith & Co solicitors

An amazing discount on a pair of simple wills from local solicitors Smith & Co (www.smithandcosolicitors.co.uk/making-a-will). Usually these cost £420, so this is a better than half price - so will not be around for long! Appointments can be arranged online if required.

£225 or more

3 of 4 claimed

7 day Skip Hire from Sackers

Thanks to the kind generosity of Sackers (https://www.sackers.co.uk), you can choose this great bargain of a 7 day skip hire (in IP postcode) if you donate £225 or more. This is for a 8 yard skip with general houselhold waste (100% non hazardous, if hazardous material; found it will be charged to the household) to be used by the end of 2021 - which has a usual cost of £300! These are sure to go quick so grab yourself a bargain now!

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Ipswich RFC - Matchday lunch table of 8

Savour the big match atmosphere at Humber Doucy Lane with pre-match lunch for 8 people. Including a 3 course meal, wine, heads and tails and raffle entries and of course the legendary IRFC hospitality, this is a chance to book a table at a bargain price! Can be used against any available home 1st XV league or cup matches.

£350 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Fantastic Coastal 3 Bedroom Lodge Holiday Break

Grab yourself a relaxing break in a 3 bedroom lodge which can sleep 6 people. The lodge is called The Southwold and is situated at The Hollies campsite in Kessingland, with stunning coastline, great walks and only 1 hr from Ipswich. See the website for more details https://www.thehollieskessingland.co.uk/self-catering-accommodation/southwold Mid-week or weekend break in school term time only. Usual RRP £525 so great value! Expiry 30/11/2022

£510 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Perimeter Pitch Board - 1 Year

Get your own company logo pitchside around the hallowed Humber Doucy Lane 1st XV pitch. Prices include fabrication and 1 year sponsorship and includes VAT liability

£780 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Perimeter Pitch Board - 2 Year

Get your own company logo pitchside around the hallowed Humber Doucy Lane 1st XV pitch. Prices includes fabrication and 2 year sponsorship and includes VAT liability

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

30 minute sports massage with Dynamic Therapies

IRFC club physio Becca from Dynamic Therapies has kindly donated two 30 minute sports massages. These normally cost £32 so be quick to grab this bargain! Massages can be arranged at a mutually convenient time and can be in our new physio room at the club, or at her facility at Ipswich Strength & Conditioning. Massages only available for people 16 years old and over.

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Unlimited Monthly Online Pass at Suffolk Yoga

Find your balance with these unlimited monthly passes for sessions with the great team at www.suffolkyoga.com. RRP at £45, these are great way to either try yoga for the first time or grab some value for experienced yogi!

£40 or more

20 of 20 claimed

£50 Coes Voucher

Grab yourself a bargain from the best department store around for all your fashion and sportswear! Coes have very generously donated £50 vouchers that can be bought for a £40 donation, so get in quick to secure this 20% discount as these are sure to fly off the shelf! Please note only 1 voucher per household can be bought.

£40 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£50 Classic Hand Tools voucher

Classic Hand Tools have been selling fine hand tools, books and accessories to woodworking enthusiasts and professionals since 2003. Grab yourself a bargain with this amazing discount and browse their stock at www.classichandtools.com. Please note only 1 voucher per household can be bought.

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

3 Hour Decluttering from "Sorting Out Suffolk"

Livi from Sorting out Suffolk (https://sortingoutsuffolk.co.uk/) helps clients to reclaim rooms and spaces lifting the physical and emotional weight of clutter. She can also reorganise spaces to maximise their effectiveness. Sorting out Suffolk’s services are carried out with sensitivity and without judgement. This 3 hour appointment normally costs £90 so a fantastic value reward for those who could do with her help!

£65 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Beach Hut for a Weekend

Lovely beach hut located on the front row of Brackenbury Cliffs, Felixstowe. Just steps from the beach offering fantastic views of the coastline. Ideally positioned with toilets, café, car park & tap close by, and good disabled access. The hut is well equipped with everything you need for your weekend (Saturday 8am to Sunday 8pm) at the beach. Well behaved dogs allowed all of the year. Value £80 with dates to be agreed with owner (2021 only).

£75 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hair Make Over at Antonio Giovanni

Get yourself a full hair make over including including cut, restyle and colour at the British Hairdressing Awards 2020 finalist, Antonio Giovanni (www.antoniogiovanni.co.uk). This full make over is worth £100 so a hair-raising good deal! Valid for new clients only - at Norwich Road Salon until end of September 2021

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Greene King Brewery Tour and Tasting for 10 people

For all beer lovers out there, this is a great reward! A brewery tour and tasting at the Greene King Visitor's Centre and Brewery (in Bury St Edmunds) for 10 people. This is one of East Anglia's finest tours - work up a thirst with an interesting tour then quench your thirst at a tasting at the end! To be redeemed once COVID restrictions permit. Full value £150, so another great value deal!

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Beach Hut for a Week!

Lovely beach hut located on the front row of Brackenbury Cliffs, Felixstowe. Just steps from the beach offering fantastic views of the coastline. Ideally positioned with toilets, café, car park & tap close by, and good disabled access. The hut is well equipped with everything you need for your days at the beach. Well behaved dogs allowed all of the year. Value £150 and date to be agreed with owner.

£400 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Day of Tree Surgery (2 man team)

A day's tree surgery from our friends at Countryside Trees (@CountrysideTreesSuffolk). This is for a fully insured 2 person team, removing all waste from the property and can be used for anything from tree removal to hedge cutting etc. RRP is £600 and the reward will be valid for 12 months, so plenty of time to fit the job in!

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A weekend at "Seadrift" in Dunwich for up to 8

Enjoy a fabulous weekend at the wonderful spacious holiday home "Seadrift" in Dunwich. Four generous bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Great for relaxing and/or socialising with friends and family. The voucher is for a weekend hire outside of school holidays, date to be arranged with the owner. More information and to check availability see: www.bestofsuffolk.co.uk/properties/seadrift/. Normal cost of weekend hire c£900 so a real bargain offer!

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