LSH - Stronger Together - COVID-19 Response

by Liverpool St. Helens FC in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom


Gift Aid
+ est. £1014.50
£10,000 target 49 days left
84% 52 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 25th June 2021 at 12:00pm

Please help the worlds oldest open rugby club raise £10k & keep the lights on during the pandemic and protect this local anchor of community

by Liverpool St. Helens FC in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom


We are Liverpool St. Helens FC, the worlds oldest open rugby club, formed in 1857.  The club has a rich history and was prominent in the early development of the sport and more recently in the formation of league rugby.  The club has fielded 57 internationals going back to the first ever England international match against Scotland in 1871.
We currently have 3 senior teams, 1 casual veterans team and a full range of boys and girls teams.
In more recent years the club has established itself as a successful community hub being HQ for a local archery club and dog walking group.
We’re also incredibly proud to now have our club represented in the sport of rugby league.


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our main income streams at the club with the loss of ALL social & sporting functions including rugby matches, wedding receptions, anniversaries etc.
We're raising money to help us continue with our plans of modernizing and improving the facilities at the club for the benefit of all visitors.  This will also help us with our plans to establish even greater links with our local community.  This includes new ladies toilets, upgrades to the players changing facilities, improve and redecorate the clubs function rooms.  We‘ve also planned to refresh the floodlighting for our playing pitches enabling autumn/winter evening outdoor training.




We have a rich history at the club, much of which has been recorded for future generations through our 2018 Heritage Project.  In 1914 we had the unique honour of three international captains in our first XV, Ronnie Poulton-Palmer (England), F.H. Turner (Scotland) and R.A. Lloyd (Ireland).  Other internationals over the years have represented 10 countries with names including Ray French, Fran Cotton, Nigel Heslop, Dewi Morris, Martin Regan, Kevin Simms and Mike Slemen.  In addition to playing honours we are proud of the role and sacrifices our members have made in two world wars. For more information please click on the following link LSH Heritage.  




Stronger Together.


We eagerly await the return of competitive games following the recent pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The enforced prolonged closure of the club and grounds, whilst essential, has not been without its challenges.  However, we have worked very hard to continue to engage with our wider community and build for a return to rugby through improvements in our facilities, equipment and training.  The clubhouse floor has been repaired, carpets removed and the floorboards polished providing a more hygienic, COVID safe environment with new easy clean tables and chairs.



Next on the agenda is the completion of a new ladies toilet block and then onto the players changing facilities and the floodlighting.

Stronger together.


We are incredibly proud of our past but it is our future that is now our focus.  We will grow our number of teams and players and want to build on and enhance links with our local community.



To enable this we want to ensure we have facilities that are fit for purpose and fit for the future.  Some development of the clubhouse has taken place but there is still more to do so please help us to improve the facilities even further.  New ladies toilets and improvements to the changing facilities are both works in progress and require additional funding to complete.

Stronger Together.


You can make a donation of any size, we will be truly grateful for all donations.   Why not treat yourself or gift someone special, one of our rewards?  There are plenty to choose from, less than half price MOT's courtesy of Motorhouse St.Helens, a bespoke Club mug with our crest on the front and your name & number on the shirt to the back.  £25 to spend on tasty treats at bocboc for just £20.  A strictly limited edition rugby united warm up shirt with £5 off RRP and a further £5 donated to St. Helens Autism Support.  Why not join us for one of our many, famous social occasions?  There are plenty to choose from.  Every reward claimed helps us to improve the facilities for all of our visitors, who will hopefully enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Worlds oldest open rugby club for many years to come.
With your help, we can continue with our plans including the Covid-19 safe refurbishment of the clubhouse and essential maintenance and utilities. We need additional funds and you can support us through donations or by buying rewards on this page. Alternatively, spread the word and when safe to do come down to the club and see for yourself what is going on. You will be very welcome and we would love to hear from you.
Stronger Together!



Show your support of LSH rugby [Union & League] and whilst doing so help a great local charity, St. Helens Autism support.  These shirts normally retail at £25 but this limited edition version is just £20 and only available for the duration of this campaign.  £5 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to St. Helens Autism Support.



Less than half price MOT available from Motorhouse St. Helens.  Limited number so claim today!




Love2shop Gift Cards: £25 voucher for just £20 and can be used at many retailers including those listed below:








MOSS LANE SIGN, 11 X 7.5”  £12



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

5 of 5 claimed

MOT at Motorhouse St. Helens

Save over 50% on the cost of your cars M.O.T at Motorhouse St.Helens. As we start to return to the workplace, many of us will have vehicles shortly requiring an M.O.T. Take advantage of this generous offer and save money whilst helping the club and your motor.

£12 or more

Moss Lane club badge sign

Measuring 11 x 7.5 “, this metal, full colour sign would look great on a bedroom door, shed, man cave etc...

£15 or more

LSH Personalised Mug

Get your very own, bespoke LSH mug. Full colour club crest and Latin motto to the front with club shirt on the back, embossed with your name and number. Only available during this fundraising campaign. For personalisation include name and number in your message, for example: name SMITH number 12 Max length of name is 14 characters. Thank you.

£15 or more

LSH Oddballs Hat

Grab one of our LSH bobble hats from oddballs. Stylish and perfect for keeping you warm on those chilly days.

£15 or more

Jug of Ale

Save £5 off a jug of our finest draught beer, normally £20.

£15 or more

7 of 20 claimed

£20 bocboc vouchers

bocboc in Eccleston has been delighting customers for over ten years with artisan coffee, quality food, award winning ice cream, homemade cakes and continental premium draft beers. Why not treat yourself and your loved ones? £20 spend for just £15.

£20 or more

10 of 100 claimed

Gourmet crisps & wine tasting

Enjoy a selection of gourmet crisps and fine wines. Guess the flavours and the grapes to win prizes. Tickets for this event normally £25.

£20 or more

LSH St. Helens Autism Support Warm Up Top

Rugby United Warm Up Top. £5 off RRP and £5 from the sale of each shirt will be donated to St. Helens Autism Support.

£25 or more

4 of 150 claimed

England / Lions International Lunch

Brunch on arrival with tea and coffee, best seats for the match, three drinks from the bar included and TJ’s karaoke lounge for post match entertainment and hotpot before you leave. Don’t miss out.

£25 or more

0 of 60 claimed

Annual LSH Beer Festival FRIDAY

Entrance to event on Friday, commemorative pint glass, tasting notes programme and four pints / eight halves to redeem. All reward purchasers entered into free prize draw to be drawn on the evening by our chairman.

£25 or more

0 of 60 claimed

Annual LSH Beer Festival SATURDAY

Entrance to event on Saturday, commemorative pint glass, tasting notes programme and four pints / eight halves to redeem. All reward purchasers entered into free prize draw to be drawn on the evening by our chairman.

£32 or more

Elite LSH 1/4 zip drill top.

Core 37 LSH drill top with 1/4 zip adjustment for added comfort. Size chart alongside image.

£35 or more

0 of 100 claimed

LSH Summer Celebration

Join us for a gala evening, end of season celebration at the lane. Three course meal, wine on the table, comedian, live music, raffles, bingo and a few words from our inestimable chairman.

£125 or more

12 of 20 claimed

Annual beer festival barrel sponsorship

Sponsor one of the beers on offer at our annual beer festival. Have your company name & logo on the barrel and an ad in our tasting notes programme. Always a popular event with over 200 tickets sold for our most recent weekend festival. This year will be the biggest yet !

£200 or more

1 of 60 claimed

Pitch side advertising board 21/22

Advertise your business until the end of the 2021/22 season pitch side and on our forthcoming YouTube channel which will include match footage and sponsors links.

£250 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Match Day Hospitality Package [10 people]

Match tickets, private function room, buffet and cash bar. Perfect for reunions! SAVE £75 OFF REGULAR PRICE.

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1000 Senior team shirt sponsorship.

Have your business name and logo displayed on the front of our seniors playing shirts. Ad also on our website and link on forthcoming YouTube channel. We will contact you to discuss and finalize arrangements to meet your expectations.

£20 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£25 Love2Shop voucher

£25 to spend but for only £20. Can be redeemed at Argos, M&S, Boots, CurrysPCworld, Go Outdoors etc. Over 90 high street retailers or exchange for e-vouchers for on-line purchases. Check website for full details.

Let's make 'LSH - Stronger Together - COVID-19 Response' happen

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