Newton Sports Club Return to Recreational Sport

by Ian Walkden in Newton Le Willows, England, United Kingdom

Newton Sports Club Return to Recreational Sport

£10,294

raised of £20,000 target

76

supporters
51% 21 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th August 2020 at 2:00pm

Maintain the sustainability of Newton le Willows Sports Club whilst also improving the whole facility.

by Ian Walkden in Newton Le Willows, England, United Kingdom

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Overview

Since the 18th March, the Sports Club has been closed and it is estimated that loss of income from bar sales, sponsorship and members subscriptions will be nearly £100,000.

Our vision 

The Club needs to be in a position to provide sport for the local community in the years to come.

Our aim is threefold:

1. To cover the operational costs of the Club, so that once Government regulations allow we can open fully and provide a range of services to the Community including local schools

2. Provide additional / refurbished changing room and shower facilities for boys, girls, men and women

3. Car park re-surfacing is also a critical need for the Sports Club

Our Community

We host many school sports events including girls and boys football rugby and cricket festivals. These are attended by schools from all over the St Helens district.

We work with the Saints foundation to offer vulnerable children the chance to participate in sport for all in turn enhancing their social and wellbeing skills. 

We have loaned our facilities to various charities including Newton Rotary Club, Willowbrook Hospice and The Alzheimer Society.

A local charity, Business for Youth (who give opportunities to youngsters in Newton le Willows) have used our facilities to host their summer games programme. This runs throughout the 6 weeks summer holidays and is attended by around 100 children & their families who access a whole range of activities completely free of charge.

Our tennis section work closely with another local charity, Wargrave Big Local, to allow tennis access to families.

We work closely with local schools to identify young people who through various reasons may not be able to access our sporting facilities we work to remove barriers to this to ensure that our facilities remain accessible to all regardless of circumstances.

In terms of Rugby Union the "section" is fairly small in size (part of a larger sports and social club) and therefore have no bar takings and survive on memberships, small sponsorships and the deep pockets of some members. We are the only surviving Rugby Union club in the area and embedded deep in rugby league territory.

Our football section has hosted many charity fundraising events for local not for profit organisations including D.A.R.K, Newton Community Centre, Business for Youth and Newton and Earlestown Community Group.

Final thoughts

We enjoy playing our part in the wonderful community of Newton-le-Willows and look forward to playing even more part in the future.

Hosting popular events such as the annual fireworks display and the annual beer festival fill us with pride - anything you are able to spare would be greatly appreciated.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

Discounted Sponsorship Opporutunity for a Business

Access to advertising space at the front of the club i.e. around the Cricket pitch, which is visible from the club bar and function room.

Let's make 'Newton Sports Club Return to Recreational Sport' happen

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