ABSA fundraiser for a Multi Use Court

by Abbots Bromley Sports Association (ABSA) in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £525

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £131.25
£30,000 target 21 days left
1% 10 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th July 2024 at 3:01pm

Empowering Community through Sport: ABSA's latest development - A new All Weather Multi Use Court, offering more sport to more people

by Abbots Bromley Sports Association (ABSA) in Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

ABSA's latest development - a new All Weather Multi Use Court - offering more sport to more people all year round!


Who are we?

Abbots Bromley Sports Association (ABSA) is a charitable organisation established with a vision to provide a fabulous outdoor space for sports and social activities for our local community.

Over the last 11 years, our volunteers and trustees have transformed a 14-acre meadow into a hub of sporting excellence. With meticulously maintained grass pitches for cricket and football, the ABSA sport ground is becoming a major contributor of sporting life in our local community. 

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The ABSA Sports Ground

Our FA-approved football pitches and ECB-approved cricket pitch have drawn players and spectators alike to our ground. 

In partnership with Sporting PB, a local sports coaching business, we have further enriched our offerings, with programs catering to participants of all ages. 

We are particularly proud to host the first Abbots Bromley Women's Football Team, Allstars Cricket, Junior Cricket, Junior Football, Senior Cricket and Senior Football and Summer Camps for school children.

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But the ABSA ground is more than just a venue; it's a community space for families, friends, and sports enthusiasts alike. Here, spectators cheer on their favourite teams, players give their all, and bonds are forged that last a lifetime. And with our very own bar, the celebrations extend far beyond the final whistle.

It's a fabulous space!

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Why are we crowdfunding?

We want to offer more, we want to offer a fully inclusive range of sports which we cannot do on grass pitches alone.  An All Weather, Floodlit, Multi Use Court (MUC) will enable us to expand the range of activities on offer and, vitally, include Adaptive Sports. Our vision is to create a fully inclusive space for the whole community to enjoy. There is so much more we can offer our community with an MUC at the ground:

  • Netball - the UK's most popular sport amongst young girls, remains a focal point of our aspirations.  A MUC will enable Abbots Bromley Netball Club to once again be based in Abbots Bromley. 
  • Adaptive Sports - a hard-court surface will enable and encourage participants with disabilities to be included in all activities. 
  • 5-Aside Football
  • Basketball
  • Walking Sports -  catering to people who may not have the confidence or fitness to participate in faster-paced games.
  • School Children -  partnerships with local schools in Abbots Bromley, Uttoxeter, and Burton will allow us to deliver sports across a wide range of year groups. Children using the MUC can play a wider range of sports and games, fostering their physical and social development in an exciting outdoor environment for play and exploration.
  • Training and Player Development - working with Abbots Bromley Netball Club and Abbots Bromley Juniors Football, we aim to create opportunities and pathways for extra training and player development. This initiative will also establish a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework for grassroots coaches, facilitating education at a grassroots level.
  • All Weather, All Year, 24/7fundamentally the MUC will enable sport to be played throughout the year, 24/7. Currently, evening activities and sessions between October and March are either paused or held 10 miles away from the local community, hampering local participation and impeding the growth of the sports program.

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How we’ll invest the money raised

Funds raised will directly contribute to the ABSA MUC project, ensuring that our new court is ready by late October 2024. 

  • £75,000k already secured from HS2. However this is time limited and if we do not secure the additional funds this money will be withdrawn and probably the only opportunity to build this court for the community will be gone.
  • Donation of £1000 from Abbots Bromley Netball Club
  • ABSA Fest June 2024 Fundraising estimate of £9,000
  • We need to raise £30,000 through Crowdfunding to realise our vision. 

Match funding opportunities will further incentivise our efforts, ensuring that every pound raised goes a long way.

Community Impact

Beyond sports, ABSA is committed to maximising opportunities for non-sporting activities, promoting mental well-being and social cohesion. A MUC will serve as a focal point for community gatherings and social programmes, enriching lives and fostering a sense of belonging.

As we embark on our crowdfunding journey to bring an All Weather, Floodlit, Multi Use Court to life, we invite you to be part of our story. Join us in creating a space where dreams are realised, friendships are strengthened, and the community comes together in the spirit of sport with every member finding their place to shine.

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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!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Join us on our journey to make the MUC a reality. Whether it's making a pledge, spreading the word, or organising a fundraiser, every contribution counts. Together, we can create a space where sport transcends boundaries and empowers our community.

Reached the end?

Thank you taking the time to read our Crowdfunding page and for your support in championing our cause. Together, we're not just building a court; we're laying the foundation for a brighter, more inclusive future.

If you would like to know more about ABSA please visit the ABSA website

Rewards

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

£3 or more

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Single cup of coffee at Antlers Coffee House

Enjoy any size single cup of coffee at Antlers Coffee House, a charming family-run business at the heart of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. With your pledge, treat yourself to a delicious coffee crafted with care and support a beloved local café. Whether you prefer a robust espresso or a creamy latte, savor the warmth and hospitality that make Antlers a community favorite. Thank you for your support! https://www.antlerscoffeehouse.co.uk/story

£6 or more

10 of 50 claimed

Enjoy 2 drinks at the ABSA bar!

Enjoy 2 drinks at the ABSA bar with your pledge! Choose from a pint of lager, beer, cider, a single shot with tonic, Pimms and lemonade, or a small bottle of wine. Relax and unwind in a vibrant atmosphere with your favourite beverage. Your support not only treats you to a delightful drink but also helps us reach our crowdfunding goals. Cheers to making a difference together!

£10 or more

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Enjoy 4 cans of cider at our ABSA bar!

Enjoy 4 cans of cider at our ABSA bar at the sports grounds with your generous pledge! Relax and refresh yourself with your favorite cider while supporting our cause. Whether you're celebrating a game or simply enjoying the atmosphere, this reward is a perfect way to enhance your experience. Thank you for helping us reach our goals—cheers to your contribution!

£10 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Enjoy 4 cans of lager at our ABSA bar!

Enjoy 4 cans of lager at our ABSA bar at the sports grounds with your generous pledge! Unwind and savor your favorite lager while supporting our cause. Whether you're celebrating a victory or just soaking in the atmosphere, this reward is the perfect way to enhance your experience. Cheers to your contribution and thank you for helping us achieve our goals!

£10 or more

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JCB Pretend Drill and Tool Set Battery Operated

Delight your little builder with a Kids Tool Set! This JCB Pretend Drill Carry Case includes a battery-operated drill and various tools, perfect for imaginative play. Encourage creativity and hands-on fun with this engaging set. Your pledge not only brings joy to a child but also supports our community project. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

£15 or more

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JCB children's overalls (8-9 years)

Equip your young adventurer with JCB children's overalls (size 8-9 years)! Perfect for budding builders and outdoor explorers, these durable overalls offer comfort and style for all their activities. Your pledge not only brings practical and fun attire to a child but also supports our community project. Thank you for helping us create a positive impact!

£15 or more

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JCB children's overalls (10-11years)

Equip your young adventurer with JCB children's overalls (size 10-11 years)! Perfect for budding builders and outdoor explorers, these durable overalls offer comfort and style for all their activities. Your pledge not only brings practical and fun attire to a child but also supports our community project. Thank you for helping us create a positive impact!

£40 or more

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Deer Park Afternoon Tea For Two

Enjoy afternoon tea for two at the Deer Park! Their signature afternoon tea is brimming with sweet treats and savory delights to tantalise your taste buds. Why not celebrate one of England’s oldest traditions in a charming setting. Available from 2pm, Thursday to Saturday, booking is essential. Thank you for your support! https://deerpark.farm/afternoon-tea-is-served/

£60 or more

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Shooting lesson with David Beardsmore (1 hour)

Experience an exclusive 1-hour shooting lesson with David Beardsmore, the Double World Skeet Shooting Champion, at Doveridge Clay Sports. Enhance your skills under the guidance of a world-class expert in a premier facility. Please note, this reward includes the lesson only; clays and cartridges are not included. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from a true master in the sport! https://www.doveridgeclaysports.co.uk

£65 or more

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2 Vice Presidents tickets for Burton Albion

Secure 2 Vice Presidents tickets for a Burton Albion home league match next season with your generous pledge! Enjoy exclusive seating and a premium match day experience. This reward is perfect for dedicated fans looking to support their team in style. Don't miss this chance to be part of the action and cheer on Burton Albion from the best seats in the house. Thank you for your support!

£100 or more

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Nelson's Gin Single still experience (1 person)

Immerse yourself in the art of craft spirit creation at Nelson's Gin School with a comprehensive 5-hour experience. Tour the state-of-the-art distillery. With access to a diverse selection of botanicals, fruits, and spices, craft a unique signature blend that reflects your personal taste. Distill your own 70cl bottle, then wax seal and label it, ready to take home as a memento of your day! https://www.nelsonsdistillery.co.uk

£150 or more

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Your name on a plaque in our bar!

Celebrate your support for our new community facility with your name on a plaque in our bar! Your generous contribution will be honoured for all to see and toast to. In addition, we’ll give you a strong shout out across our busy social media platforms, recognising your commitment to our cause. Join us in making a lasting impact and enjoy well-deserved recognition for your generosity!

£265 or more

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Four ball Voucher at Ingestre Park Golf Club

Enjoy a Four Ball Voucher at the state-of-the-art Ingestre Park Golf Club! Valid until June 30, 2025, from Monday to Friday, this reward offers you and three friends the perfect opportunity to experience the stunning new facilities. Tee off together and enjoy a fantastic day on the greens. Don't miss this chance to play at one of the finest clubs around. Your support is greatly appreciated! https://www.ingestregolf.co.uk/

£500 or more

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Enjoy a 2-night stay at The Croft (10 people max)

Enjoy a 2-night stay at The Croft for up to 10 people! Nestled in serene surroundings, The Croft offers the perfect getaway between October 1st and March 31st (subject to availability). Gather your friends or family for a cozy retreat, complete with charming accommodations and beautiful views. Don't miss this chance to unwind and create lasting memories in a picturesque setting! Book your escape today. NB: excludes Bank Holidays

£1,500 or more

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Sponsor of the ABSA Bar for 1 Year

Become the Sponsor of the ABSA Bar for 1 Year for just £1500! Your sponsorship includes prominent signage in the bar, ensuring your brand is seen by all patrons, along with dedicated social media posts highlighting your support. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain visibility and connect with the community while supporting a valued local venue. Join us in making a lasting impact and enjoy year-round recognition!

£55 or more

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The Dun Cow Sunday lunch 3 courses for 2 people

Book at least two weeks in advance to savor a superb 3-course Sunday Lunch at Ye Olde Dun Cow! Where chefs compete for the tallest Yorkshire puddings and crackliest pork crackling. Enjoy a choice of beef, pork, lamb, pie of the day, two fish options, and a vegetarian dish. Vegan options available upon request. Indulge in their delicious pudding selection too! Don't miss this culinary delight. More details at https://www.yeoldeduncow.co.uk

£75 or more

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Classic Ibiza Tickets x 2 - venue of your choice

An open-air celebration of White Isle-inspired house music, reinvented by a 32-piece orchestra, headline DJs and live vocalists. Expect a feel-good atmosphere, with people of all ages, enjoying iconic music in a stunning location. The general rule is that the BPM goes up as the sun goes down. The evening starts with the vibe of an Ibizan chill-out bar, building up to an alfresco nightclub. https://classic-ibiza.symphonyonline.co.uk/about-us

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