40th Anniversary Fundraiser

by Palmers Cricket Club in Hove, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

40th Anniversary Fundraiser

Total raised £1,337

£1,500 target 29 days left
89% 31 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th July 2024 at 10:25am

To celebrate our 40th year of Cricket & Friendship, we present to you this glorious opportunity to support the club you love, FISCALLY. XOXO

by Palmers Cricket Club in Hove, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Formed in 1983, by a few friends searching for a fun, friendly club, Palmers CC has since grown to a club offering 2 Men’s League XIs, a Sunday & Midweek XI, Under 10s Soft Ball Cricket and All-Stars & Dynamos Cricket in 2024. We continue to offer cricket to the wider Brighton & Hove community, in an inclusive, sociable, and welcoming environment at our home, Hove Recreation Ground.

Why are we crowdfunding?

We're crowdfunding to celebrate our 40th year as a club here in Sussex, with the dual purpose of replacing, repairing, and maintenance of our equipment and facilities. 

How we’ll spend the money raised

We are always looking to improve the experience of our players and supporters, who are at the heart of our club and community. All funds raised will go towards improving facilities, equipment and the overall experience at Palmers that enable us to thrive and continue our community outreach.

We are a club of broad backgrounds, with people from all walks of life and backgrounds being members and/or supporting us. We particularly encourage the involvement of minority groups such as LGBTQ+ and immigrant populations in Brighton & Hove. A massive part of our club is building community and having a good time whilst doing it, with cricket and friendship always being the winners in our eyes, regardless of the result.


How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

Thank You from Palmers CC

A huge thank you from us, to you, for helping to celebrate our 40th anniversary! Your name will appear at the end of future YouTube cricket highlights to say thank you and therefore immortalised on a server that will outlast civilisation!

£5 or more

40th Anniversary Festival Admission

Your donation gets you an invite to our 40th Anniversary festival day, on Sunday the 30th of June. Expect batting, bowling, wicket-keeping, and scoring masterclasses; fun games for all the family; and a T10 FRANCHISE match between The Lord Sears Senators & The Nigel Thomas Knight Riders. Hugh's media centre will be open for bidness - hot-tub not included.

£10 or more

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YouTube Guest Commentator (T10 Match 30/06/24)

Ever wanted the chance to saddle-up next to Atherton, Holding or Mbangwa? Well there's no chance of that here, as you'll be on guest comms with our very own Blowers, Hugh, for the T10 FRANCHISE ESPECIALE between The Lord Sears Senators & The Nigel Thomas Knight Riders. Bring your best puns. Takes place during our 40th Anniversary Festival day, on Sunday the 30th of June.

£10 or more

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PLAYING SLOT - T10 FRANCHISE ESPECIALE

A spot amongst the greats. A chance to see your name in lights. Glory. You won't find any of those here, as you step into the realms of cricketing nonsense to play in our 40th Anniversary Festival game, the T10 FRANCHISE ESPECIALE. Only the DRAFT can decide: Will you be a Lord Sears Senator, or a Nigel Thomas Knight Rider? Formal shirt & tie required.

£20 or more

2 of 7 claimed

Palmers' Retro Baseball Cap

From the depths of time, to the never-ending cavern that is the Gimp Cupboard, be the envy of your favourite fashionista with these functional, yet inescapably trendy, cricketeering caps. #MaximumSqueakage

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Matt Prior Signed Jnr. Wicket-Keeping gloves

A set of utilised, junior wicket-keeping gloves, signed by multiple Ashes winner/Sussex Legend/KP-proclaimed "Big Cheddar", Matt Prior.

£30 or more

Palmers' 2025 Calendar

Shot by our good buddy @davidwoolleyphoto & others during match days, in ultra-high quality, our 2025 calendar features at least 12 pictures of your favourite club in action - you lucky bunch! #PUMPNDUMP

£30 or more

6 of 10 claimed

An Introduction to Groundskeeping

Join our groundsman, and resident loam-guru, Nigel Thomas, for a day on the deck. Learn about the basics of preparing and maintaining a wicket; hear tales of 10-fers in Cornwall; and pray the weather's hot enough to witness a true Groundsman's uniform. Snacks & drinks included - date TBC.

£35 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Graham Onions' Worn and Signed Batting Gloves (RH)

As sweaty as the man who donated them, these gloves come loaded with the scent of Ashes victory and Northern grit. LOVELEH.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Village Cricket Co SH Bat

Thanks to Freddie & George at Village Cricket Co for donating a bat for our Fundraiser; here's what they have to say about their bat: Find the gaps, even if that is through the slips. The Village Cricket Bat has been built to last and keep hitting those boundaries in picturesque (or not so pretty) village cricket grounds for years to come. 2lb 9oz, with protective bat cover included RRP 117

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

GM Purist Original Grade 1 Willow Bat (Used)

SH. Ever wanted to play cover drives like Michael Vaughan in 2005? This bat won't give you that ability, but you can sure look like him! Plus, we promise using it won't give you his personality! Used Grade 1 Willow bat courtesy of Hugh Finzel RRP when new c. £300

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Grade 1 Cricket Bat, Handmade in Sussex (Used)

Handmade by Sussex legend, the now late 'Knocker', in Hastings who made superb bats. Tried and tested by our very own first team skipper who can attest to its quality. Size is slightly smaller than SH

£250 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Custom Cricket 201 Grade 2 English Willow Bat

A grade-2, sustainably sourced wand from the fine fellows at Custom Cricket 201. Comes pre-knocked in and thirsty for runs. Don't let it down.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

New Covers

The old one's full of holes and makes the pitch unplayable; the new one won't, thanks to your generosity. MY HERO.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Name an End

Picture this: You, steaming into bowl, legs pumping; the release perfect, the ball swinging sweetly through the air... into the middle of the bat, flying over thy head before nestling in the bushes at an end of the Rec WITH YOUR NAME! You donation gets you rights to re-name one end of our home, Hove Recreation Ground.

£20 or more

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Sussex/Gloucestershire Signed Bat 1991

LORD SEARS. Nigel Thomas. Sir Arthur Pilchard Bloater. Just three names you won't find on this glorious piece of minor counties memorabilia.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Squeakage EP on 7" Vinyl

"It's cricket and friendship, a partisan crowd..." So goes the soundtrack to Palmers' world-beating YouTube coverage, The Squeakage EP; now in the palm of thy hand. Enjoy Minimal, Medium, and Maximum Squeakage on lathe cut vinyl, for the first - and almost certainly last - time. Tracklist: 1. Medium Squeakage 2. Maximum Squeakage 3. Minimal Squeakage Written/performed/recorded by 2s resident San Miguel connoisseur, Bobbeh

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Boundary Rope

It's not sexy like our groundsman, but it is essential. Your donation buys the club a brand spanking new rope, to replace the tired lad reaching the end of its days. Grazie.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Gray-Nicolls Ignite Pro Grade 1 Willow Bat (Used)

SH. An English classic, just like the fella who donated it. Used Grade 1 Willow Bat courtesy of Hugh Finzel RRP when new c. £350

£120 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Woodworm Flame Grade 1 Willow Bat (Used) SH

I say, do they even make these anymore? An iconic image of Freddie and KP pump and dumping the Aussies in 2005, the nostalgia is strong with this one. Prosecco hangover and meeting with Tony Blair not included. Grade 1 Willow Bat courtesy of Hugh Finzel RRP when new c. £250

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