Longlevens Rugby 'Open to All' Campaign

by Christopher Yorke in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th December 2020 we successfully raised £32,648 with 172 supporters in 58 days

Longlevens Rugby invites friends and supporters to help improve our facilities and to bridge the shortfall created by the corona virus

by Christopher Yorke in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We believe that the foundations for a brighter future are built upon better facilities. The more money we raise the more we can do and a better specification of materials and build. Beyond what is already outlined we also want to:

Expand the garage

Add a pitch facing terrace

Improve the marquee flooring

By doing this we will revolutionise the experience of visiting Longlevens Rugby 


What is the Open to All Campaign?

We know we’re a club that has helped change people’s lives. Offering a place of belonging, without prejudice or judgement, and friendship. Our ethos is to encourage ‘participation’ regardless of experience, age, gender, background, or mental or physical ability. THIS IS YOUR CLUB. Therefore, we refuse to accept that coronavirus will impact upon our vision for the future of the club. 

Lets keep Longlevens Rugby 'Open to All'. 

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We need your support!

This Crowdfunding campaign is an SOS to the people of Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire and beyond. Our aim is to continue to improve the facilities off the pitch and give you somewhere to meet, socialise, eat, drink and make friends.  

We are so proud of the services we deliver. From our senior sides, junior teams, our mixed ability rugby side for those with mental or physical disability and our out reach program to children at special educational needs schools. 

We believe we can offer the best rugby grassroots rugby experience in the area for our diverse player base, supporters and local community. But to achieve our goals we need your support. 

In particular we would love to see you on our Legends Wall, where your face will line the changing rooms in an idea borrowed from Twickenham below. To feature select 'Buy A Pic' for £10 a square in the rewards section.

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Why are we doing this?

The corona virus has put a significant dent in our finances. The rugby club was closed for 106 days over lock down preventing any trade from taking place. So in order to keep moving forward we need to recover the financial loss incurred over this period. 

But we want to do more... We want to offer the best grassroots rugby experience in the area, and to encourage more children and adults to participate in the sport we are so privileged to deliver.  

One we get through coronavirus imagine the experience if we went from where we are now (left) to something much better (like the right hand picture, illustration purposes only):

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How will the funding benefit Longlevens?

We have been working on plans to significantly improve the facilities at Longlevens Rugby. These exciting plans include:

  • Major refurbishment of the clubhouse interior including a new room and floor to ceiling glass bi-fold doors securing more light into the venue and views of the playing pitch
  • Major landscaping, drainage, and security for an excellent playing surface throughout the year
  • A complete overhaul of the car park and drainage system for a safer and more attractive environment

Major works come with a major cost but if we hit target we will secure matched funding from Sport England to achieve our goals

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How can you help?

  • Either select a reward or choose to donate via this page. 
  • Spread the word to friends and family.

Lets ensure Longlevens Rugby remains 'Open to All'

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We have one signed playing shirt by RWC winner Phil Vickery

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Sam Underhill kindly donated this fantastic 2XL Canterbury jacket. Check out his embroidered initials! Treat yourself or impress as a gift this Christmas. 

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Raging Bull Sportswear have some fantastic kit opportunities available to promote your business.

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We love our club, but we think it is vitally important that a refurbishment takes place so that we can be a more welcoming and hospitable environment for our growing membership, disabled players, and local community. Once we plug the gap in our finances due to coronavirus we must invest to ensure our long term financial sustainability of the rugby club. 

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Let the light in! We think a proper view of the pitches and fields would dramatically improve the clubhouse experience for all and make it much more attractive for all who visit. 

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Imagine how lovely it would be to have something like this (purely for illustration purposes):

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We love our club and we are tremendously proud of it. But there is a lot of expensive and 'unseen' work that needs to take place too. The shallow rooted Poplar trees have wrecked the car park surface and underground drainage system which all needs to be dug out and replaced. 

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With your help we can survive and thrive!

Longlevens Rugby was proud to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season award in 2020. The club made it down to the final six clubs nationally, which gained the club exposure across the country. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Changing Room "Buy A Pic" Campaign @ £10 a square

A minimum donation of £10 will ensure your portrait will go on our 'Twickenham inspired' changing room corridor picture wall. Show your support to all the players coming in and out of the changing rooms on our wall of legends.

£10 or more

20 of 90 claimed

10 x Christmas Draw Squares & a Pint

10 x squares on the Christmas Draw board (squares will be allocated at random). Your £10 guarantees your place at the Christmas Draw on 20th December as well as a free pint of Stowford or Coors Light on the night.

£12 or more

Bucket of 6 Beers/Ciders via Coors Brewery

Vouchers will be emailed to you, they need to be printed and redeemed in the clubhouse. Drinks include - ... TBC

£12 or more

3 x Mini Prosecco Bottles via Coors Brewery

Vouchers will be emailed to you, they need to be printed and redeemed in the clubhouse.

£30 or more

Match Day Mascot @ £30

Match Day Mascot An extra-special honour to be the 1st XV ‘Mascot’ for the day at a home game of your choosing. The mascot will get lunch and a soft drink and the honour of leading the team out with the match day captain before kick-off.

£40 or more

Junior Membership (for second+ children only)

For families with more than 1 child enjoy this saving on membership for child 2 (saving £20), child 3 (saving £10), child 4+. Purchase 1 per child. Child 1 must buy full membership (see £60 offer below). Includes a pic on the wall of legends. Offer ends 1st Dec so don't miss out.

£50 or more

60 minute Yoga Private Lesson with Gemma Yorke

Enjoy your own personal 60 minute yoga class with Bikram Yoga qualified instructor Gemma Yorke. Reduce stress, increase your blood flow and mobility!

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Tax Return Review by Accountant Tom Payne

Qualified Accountant Tom Payne (AskAbaqus.com) will review your tax return on the Government Gateway portal over Zoom prior to submission. Catch those costly silly mistakes and claim every penny! Time limited to 1 hour.

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Kell Brook Signed Boxing Shorts

Kell Brook signed boxing shorts. A great gift for the boxing fan in your life.

£60 or more

Junior Membership U18 (For child 1)

Save £20 on standard Junior Membership (U18)! Includes a pic on the wall of legends. Offer ends 1st Dec so don't miss out. For child 1 only. If you have multiple children see separate £40 offer for child 2, 3, 4+

£75 or more

Forever Griffin Families @ £75

Forever Griffin Families. Show that you as a family are committed to the future of LRFC. We know you can't wait to watch and play rugby again. Be proud to represent the club and show the commitment from you and your family to ensure our ongoing success and prosperity for future generations.

£100 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Match Ball Sponsorship @ £100 via Raging Bull

£100 for match ball sponsorship and a dedicated thank you on our website and social media

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sam Warburton Signed 2017 British Lions shirt

A replica 2017 British Lions shirt signed by Sam Warburton!

£110 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sam Underhill's Jacket

Sam Underhill kindly donated this fantastic 2XL England Rugby Canterbury jacket. Check out his embroidered initials! Treat yourself or impress as a gift this Christmas. Picture in main text.

£120 or more

2 of 50 claimed

VP Membership @ £120

VP membership entitles the buyer to 1 x VP 'Black' card. 1 x Sportsmans lunch ticket. 1 x Sponsors Day free buffet. 1 x dedicated free VP lunch. A personal thank you via our dedicated social media. Discounted drinks at approx 40p a drink. Bespoke Raging Bull midlayer item. Recognition of your personal investment into supporting the vision and growth of rugby at LRFC in these unique times.

£150 or more

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Match Day Sponsor @ £150

n return get a social media campaign to promote your support. LRFC will introduce your company at the match. You will decide the MOM and present them with a bottle of bubbly

£150 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Garage advertising boards @ £150 via Blue Sky

£150 for sponsorship board onto the kit store garage

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Longlevens Playing Shirt Signed by Phil Vickery

A truly unique item! A Longlevens Rugby playing shirt signed by England world cup winner Phil Vickery. Kindly donated by Phil Vickery.

£350 or more

3 of 6 claimed

Car Park Barrier advertising boards via Blue Sky

£350 for sizeable Pitchside Sponsorship board within the car park metal railings.

£350 or more

1 of 10 claimed

All Club Photo

When restrictions finally allow have yourself or company representative pictured with the entire club! Row upon row of players across our diverse membership. It will be like the old all school photos. A powerful, visual representation of Longlevens Rugby's Inclusion values.

£500 or more

1 Day Marquee Hire by Luxury Marquees

A full day hire of our marquee, ideal for a company event or charity dinner. Our dedicated team will work with you to plan your event and ensure you have a great day.

£550 or more

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Age grade training tops x 22 by Raging Bull

Sponsor your junior age group a fantastic set of Raging Bull training jackets. Get the kids looking the part, promote your business, and support local rugby! See the main text for an example jacket.

£650 or more

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Senior Team Training Jackets x 22 by Raging Bull

Sponsor one of the senior sides (1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, MAR, Colts) a set of fantastic Raging Bull training jackets. High quality, get the team looking smart, and promote your business.

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Rugby & Music Night Ticket (28th November)

Watch England V Wales on the big screen in our Marquee before enjoying Live Music. Ticket includes a burger from Bear Grills and a bottled beer, cider or soft drink on arrival.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Warren Gatland Signed Book 'In the Line of Fire'

The ultimate insider's story of the most thrilling and epic British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand for generations. Signed by the main man himself.

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