Oldershaw RUFC Shower Fund

by Tom Stead in Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 12th March 2021 we successfully raised £15,350 ( + est. £2156.25 Gift Aid ) with 181 supporters in 35 days

To install showers in the current bath area of the rugby club to enable us to restart rugby safely

by Tom Stead in Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional funding will be used to refurbish the toilet area to provide disabled access


Who we are – and what we do…

Oldershaw Rugby Club has been a club at the centre of the community since its inception in 1924. The heart of our club is its ethos of inclusivity and respect for all. We welcome anyone and everyone to come down and get involved, be it to play or stand at the bar with a beer. We are a traditional club who aim to promote the core values of rugby – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Sportsmanship and Discipline. With the club based in an area surrounded by areas of deprivation we feel these are important values to promote within the community and beyond.

We currently have two senior men's teams, multiple junior teams and in recent years we have developed a thriving women’s section with 50+ playing members, with the intent to develop this further. 

Oldershaw Rugby Club 1st XV

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We are also the walking rugby hub for north Wirral, working with Sale Sharks to provide sessions. This provides opportunities for members who can no longer participate in contact rugby for a variety of reasons to continue to play the game they love.

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We have also recently linked with a local junior football team which lead to the creation of Oldershaw CAFC. The football section has 6 junior teams with a mix of boys, girls and mixed teams.

Additionally, as part of branching out into other sports we also have a cycling club operating out of the club.

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Of course, along with our sporting activities we also offer a range of social events, such as our November Beer Festival and our summer Cider 7s tournament combining 7s rugby with a Cider festival. Unfortunately both had to be cancelled this year meaning we missed out on thousands of pounds of revenue. 

We also get actively involved in raising money for charities on both a local and national level. We regularly hold a “Pink Day” in October each year to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Alongside this we support local charities such as The Hive Youth Centre in Birkenhead, local food banks and also healthcare settings such as St Johns Hospice and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. 

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Oldershaw RUFC holds Big Pink charity day for cancer care - Liverpool Echo

But now we need your help...

As our members will no doubt be aware, our changing facilities are less than ideal. We currently have two large baths and no showers. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic these were antiquated and desperately needed replacing. The pandemic has now made this an urgent priority. With the increased emphasis on social distancing and hygiene these facilities will no longer be able to be used once rugby restarts. As such, we need to install shower facilities or we will be unable to play out of our own club. 

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This would have a massive effect on the club, not just on the playing side in terms of morale, but would also be a huge hit in terms of revenue generated on home match days which would ultimately cost the club thousands upon thousands of pounds. It is not an exaggeration to say that without this investment that the club may well disappear in the coming years. 

 

Our goal…

As a club we have 3 major goals:

1) Renovate the bath area into showers  

As we would be unable to play home games without this important development this is obviously our number one priority. As well as providing up to date changing facilities for our men’s senior section this would also allow us to develop our Women’s section further. We have had a long term goal of starting a contact team but due to our level of facilities we have held off on this. Updated facilities would enable us to progress with this with the goal of beginning a contact side by the 2022/23 season. 

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2) Installation of a disabled toilet & renovation of gents toilets 

As part of our drive to increase inclusivity we would install a disabled toilet cubicle in the gents toilets by knocking through the current cubicle set up and extending outwards to the boundary wall of the club. As part of this project the gents toilets would also receive a full refurbishment.

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3) Replace roof on back store 

The roof on the back store currently leaks and as such is unsuitable to store equipment. This has meant one of our changing rooms is currently having to be used as a store room. Fixing this roof would enable us to clear this changing room, providing more changing space and allowing for more social distancing

Please help us return to Rugby…

We are looking to raise as much funding as possible for these projects with a Crowd Funding goal of £7,500 from our members and supporters. This will hopefully be combined with the match funding we are applying for from Sport England, along with other grant applications we are working on. We aim to complete these projects by the start of the 2021/22 season in order to ensure the safe return of rugby to Oldershaw Rugby Club and give our Men’s, Women’s and Junior sections facilities to be proud of and ensure their continuing growth. 

COVID-19 has had a massive effect on the club and in turn affected all our members and supporters in some way. Be it the sporting or social side, we all miss it and with your help we can ensure its successful return. 

We therefore ask you to please give generously to continue to progression of the club now and for all our future generations of players and supporters. It could well be now or never!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

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Business Sponsorship Package

Pledge £200 today and receive a club sponsorship package for your business. This will include advertisement through our social media network as well as at the club. Sponsors will also receive 2 seats at our Presidents Dinner (when allowed!) including a meal and alcohol

£10 or more

Custom Water Bottle

Pledge £10 today and receive a "Since 1924" limited edition water bottle in club colours. Perfect for training or the gym

£25 or more

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Limited edition "Since 1924" Glass + Free Drink

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a custom "Since 1924" Pint Glass/Champagne flute. This will also include a first drink from the glass - claim a pint of draft beer/cider or glass of Prosecco when the club reopens and you pick up your glass *Please be aware this award will only be able to be claimed once the club reopens

£25 or more

Limited edition "Since 1924" MENS T-Shirt

Limited edition "Since 1924" t-shirt - navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge designed specifically for this campaign. Size Guide - Mens S 35/37" M 38/40" L 41/43" XL 44/46" 2XL 47/49" 3XL 50/52" 4XL 53/55" 5XL 56/58"

£25 or more

Limited edition "Since 1924" LADIES T-Shirt

Limited edition "Since 1924" t-shirt - navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge designed specifically for this campaign. Size Guide XS - 8 S- 10 M - 12 L - 14 XL - 16 2XL - 18 3XL - 20

£25 or more

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15% Off Painting & Decorating Voucher

Donated by SW Painting & Decorating - Pledge £25 today and receive a 15% off voucher for a home decorating job with SW Painting & Decorating. Highly recommended painting and decorating service by many club members.

£25 or more

Limited edition "Since 1924" KIDS T-Shirt

Limited edition "Since 1924" t-shirt - navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge designed specifically for this campaign. Size Guide (chest) 5-6 28" 7-8 30" 9-10 32" 11-12 34" 13-14 36"

£50 or more

Legacy Wall Brick

Pledge £50 today and we will reward you with a brick on our Legacy wall, on show at the entrance to the club *You will be contacted at the end of the campaign to discuss what you would like printed on your brick

£75 or more

Legacy Wall Brick + "Since 1924" MENS T-shirt

Pledge £75 today and we will reward you with a brick on our Legacy wall, on show at the entrance to the club PLUS a limited edition "Since 1924" navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge designed specifically for this campaign. Size Guide S 35/37" M 38/40" L 41/43" XL 44/46" 2XL 47/49" 3XL 50/52" 4XL 53/55" 5XL 56/58" *We will contact you at the end of the campaign to discuss what you would like printed on your brick

£75 or more

Legacy Wall Brick + "Since 1924" WOMENS T-shirt

Pledge £75 today and we will reward you with a brick on our Legacy wall, on show at the entrance to the club PLUS a limited edition "Since 1924" navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge designed specifically for this campaign. Size Guide XS - 8 S- 10 M - 12 L - 14 XL - 16 2XL - 18 3XL - 20 *We will contact you at the end of the campaign to discuss what you would like printed on your brick

£250 or more

Pre Match Meal PLUS MENS T-shirt, Glass & Brick

Pledge £250 today and we will reward you with a 3 course pre-match meal including arrival drinks and wine on the table PLUS a brick on our Legacy wall PLUS custom pint glass with free drink PLUS a limited edition "Since 1924" navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge Size Guide S 35/37" M 38/40" L 41/43" XL 44/46" 2XL 47/49" 3XL 50/52" 4XL 53/55" 5XL 56/58"

£250 or more

Pre Match Meal PLUS WOMENS T-shirt, Glass & Brick

Pledge £250 today and we will reward you with a 3 course pre-match meal including arrival drinks and wine on the table PLUS a brick on our Legacy wall PLUS custom pint glass with free drink PLUS a limited edition "Since 1924" navy t-shirt with gold embroidered custom badge Size Guide XS - 8 S - 10 M - 12 L - 14 XL - 16 2XL - 18 3XL - 20

£375 or more

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1 Day Company Training for up to 10 Staff

(normally valued at £750) 1 day of training for up to 10 staff on a topic to be discussed with the business owners provided by enRiched Learning & Development - A creative training & development company that can quite simply make a positive difference! Training Coaching, Facilitation and specialising in Diagnostic, Design solution and Delivery. http://www.enrichedlearningdevelopment.co.uk/

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Oddballs Gloves - Grey & Black

Pledge £10 today and receive a pair of Grey & Black OddBalls gloves

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Computer Repair/Service

Donate £20 and receive a computer/laptop repair or service free of charge. Donated by Stu Williams

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Canal Boat Day Trip

Donated by YMCA Wirral, pledge £80 and receive a voucher for a day trip for up to 8 people along the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal

£100 or more

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Limited Edition Retro "Since 1924" Rugby Shirt

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with a limited edition traditional style cotton rugby jersey with a unique design just for this campaign. Please note, you will be contacted after the campaign finishes to discuss size and any customisation.

£100 or more

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Tunturi Pure Power Tower Exercise Machine

Worth £150-£200. Second hand but in excellent condition - Pledge £100 today and receive a Tunturi Pure Power Tower - specs can be found at the following link - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tunturi-Adjustable-Station-Suspension-Straps/dp/B00NWOH252

£150 or more

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Leadership & Management Training Sessions

(Normally valued at £400) 4x 60 minute Leadership & Management Coaching & Support Sessions donated by enRiched Learning & Development - A creative training & development company that can quite simply make a positive difference! Training Coaching, Facilitation and specialising in Diagnostic, Design solution and Delivery. http://www.enrichedlearningdevelopment.co.uk/

£500 or more

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Naming Rights for the Showers

Want to immortalise yourself in the rugby club for the rest of its days? Fancy putting your business's name on something as a long term sponsorship opportunity? Pledge £500 and you get to name the shower block whatever you like (as long as it's PG)!

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