Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club - Clubhouse Project

by LBHC Fundraising Team in Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom

Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club - Clubhouse Project

£3,429

raised of £15,000 target
19
supporters
23% 37 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by July 3rd 2019 at 6:20pm

Help us renovate our clubhouse to create an accessible, warm and welcoming home for our friendly, local hockey club and community.

by LBHC Fundraising Team in Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom

Our story....

Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club (LBHC) is a not for profit sports club that has been established in Bedfordshire since 1901. LBHC has a clear vision: to provide the opportunity for all individuals in Bedfordshire to try, practice, and enjoy coming together through hockey, regardless of ability, age or financial background. Our aim is to provide a safe environment within our local community for young people, and all our members, to socialise and to channel their energy into sport in order to enhance their physical and mental well being. Our belief is that hockey can help bring our community together and enrich the lives of those living within Bedfordshire, and its borders.

Our challenge....

Since LBHC was founded in 1901 we have never had a place to call home beside our pitch at Vandyke Upper School, Leighton Buzzard. In recent years we have seen a big increase in our junior and older membership, as well as the introduction of our disability programme ‘Yes we can’. Historically, junior members, the older generation, and those with disabilities within Bedfordshire have been unable to fully partake in all that hockey offers as travel has been required, preventing key groups from being able to fully enjoy the physical and mental enrichment of sport.  We aspire to provide a safe, close at hand clubhouse so members of all ages and abilities, advantages and disadvantages can come together on a level playing field.

Our solution....

To make this a reality, in 2018 the Club was gifted a second-hand facility by a local development site which we can use to call our new home. To date we have raised funds of £45,000 in order to secure the movement of the building. It is now in place by the pitch but we need additional funds to renovate the building so that it is fit for purpose. Some, but not all of the things we need to do include: 

- Modernise the access routes to provide for full accessibility to the building, including moving and changing doors and installing ramps and handrails.

- Fitting out the internal part of the building with lighting and heating 

- Fit a suspended ceiling 

- Install a purpose built kitchen 

- Provide drainage, water supplies, family friendly and accessible toilet facilities 

Completing this clubhouse project will enable us to develop, grow and become the central focus point for our community to come together through hockey. We have an opportunity with the rapidly expanding housing in the area to move the club to the next level and importantly to provide a fantastic facility to connect all the new members of our community with those that have been here for many years. Our club is already hosting tournaments to bring together teams from across Bedfordshire (Luton, Shefford & Sandy, etc) and this clubhouse will provide a central facility for the community to bond and grow. 

How can you help....

Any donation, big or small, will bring us one step closer to making this a reality. To recognise and remind everyone that facilities such as this cannot be created without the fantastic support of the community, a supporters’ wall will be established inside the clubhouse. 

Please give generously and help us ensure hockey is accessible to all in Leighton Buzzard!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

£100 Thank You

Your name placed on the wall of LBHC new club house - thanking you for the generous donation towards the project

£50 or more

Thank You

You will receive a card certificate from LBHC Chariman, thanking you for your generous donations. A lovely keepsake from the clubhouse project.

£200 or more

£200 Thank You

Your name placed on the wall of LBHC new club house and a card certificate from the chairman - thanking you for the generous donation towards the project

£250 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£250 Thank You - Membership Raffle

Your name placed on the wall of LBHC new club house, a card certificate signed from LBHC Chairman and entry into a raffle to win membership at LBHC for the season

£350 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£350 Thank You - GB Tickets Raffle

Your name placed on the wall of LBHC new club house, a card certificate signed from LBHC Chairman and entry into a raffle to win 2 tickets to a GB hockey match

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£1,000 Thank You - Sponsorship

Your name or company name placed on a plaque within the clubhouse along with additional sponsorship of LBHC for one year - to be promoted on all social media, website etc.

£5,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£5,000 Thank You - Sponsorship

Your name or company name placed on a plaque within the club house along with a 2 year sponsorship of the new club house and opportunity to cut the red ribbon to opening event for the club house


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