Ampthill Town Cricket Club Crowdfunder 2024

by Jeremy Degnan in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £12,092

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £1139.75
£12,000 target 21 days left
100% 118 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th June 2024 at 11:58am

To extend and modernize the existing 35-year-old pavilion to cater to the evolving needs of our expanding community club.

by Jeremy Degnan in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

About us

Ampthill Town Cricket Club, nestled in Ampthill Great Park, is a community-oriented cricket club, offering inclusive cricket and social opportunities for all ages and skill levels. From our 180 young All-Star & Dynamos from 4 - 11 years old to competitive play across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Home Counties for our men & women, we aim to foster participation in cricket, guided by a welcoming and supportive atmosphere. 

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Our commitment is to ensure an excellent experience and fun, welcoming all our members and visitors to "Enjoy Cricket Together".

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Our history

Ampthill Town Cricket Club has played cricket in Ampthill Great Park since the late 1800’s and is steeped in history. The club is amongst the largest in Bedfordshire and is well regarded in cricketing circles throughout the County and beyond. It is a Focus Club for the Bedfordshire Cricket Board and has achieved ECB Clubmark Accreditation.

Our ethos

Our volunteer led cricket club strives to encourage greater participation in cricket be it playing or socially. Guided by a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment our commitment is to minimise the financial barriers so that we attract people from a wide cross section of society, including a significant proportion from the less well-off and socially deprived communities.

Why are we crowdfunding?

We are in the final stages of our fundraising efforts to transform our 34-year-old pavilion into a modern facility that meets the needs of today's cricket community. When the pavilion was initially built, our club consisted of four men's teams and two boys' teams. 

With a wide catchment area across Central Bedfordshire, we now have over 200 members. Today, we proudly field six men's teams (including our new 4th XI with the remit of retaining teenagers & young adults), growing women's team, and ten youth teams, including two girls' sides. With an additional 180 All-Star & Dynamo young players and a vibrant Friday night social side, it's clear that our facilities need an upgrade. 

While we recently ran the ECB 'Get Set Weekend' with over 40 players, parents and children giving up their time to try and make the best of our current facilities for the current season ahead, so much more is needed to ensure our clubhouse can be both welcoming and inclusive.  

What's the problem? 

Currently, our pavilion's amenities are outdated, with cramped changing rooms that don't adequately accommodate the modern game. Moreover, there is no dedicated space for female players to change when participating in mixed teams. The toilet and shower facilities need total renovation and access for individuals with physical disabilities is limited. Additionally, the social area lacks the space needed to appeal to families and the broader community. 

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Our current facility no longer meets our current needs or future vision. A recent burst pipe has only added to to problems and urgent work is needed. Our goal is to create a facility in the heart of Ampthill that caters to the entire community, from families supporting All Star cricketers for the first time, to retired players reconnecting with old teammates. We envision a welcoming environment where everyone feels included and can enjoy the spirit of cricket together.

How we’ll spend the money raised

All pledges and donations to go directly towards the costs of the pavilion development and making it the best facility that it can be.

Community impact

Ampthill Town Cricket Club truly embodies the spirit of community, serving as a place where residents of Ampthill and the surrounding areas come together to play, socialize, and connect. Situated in the picturesque Ampthill Park, the club holds a special place in the hearts of locals.

Enhancing our facilities will not only enable more members of the community to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of participating in sports but will also elevate the club into a premier social destination. Whether it's watching a thrilling cricket match or simply gathering with friends on a sunny afternoon, we envision the club as the go-to spot for summer enjoyment.

Moreover, our vision extends beyond the cricket season. We aspire to make our facilities accessible year-round for community use, catering to various groups and events. By providing a versatile space, we aim to enrich the lives of individuals of all ages, allowing them to fully appreciate the exceptional location that Ampthill Town Cricket Club calls home.

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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!

Rewards

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

£10 or more

Buy a brick in the new pavilion

Purchase a brick in the pavilion extension and have your name on a special honours board. Total costs for alterations circa £350,000

£5 or more

Community, Members, Sponsors & Supporters donation

Donations from the Community, Members, Sponsors & Supporters to help us make the alterations to our pavilion and give a great experience to whoever visits - whether that be to play cricket, have a beer at the bar or to attend a social event (Weddings and Fundraising Dinners).

£10 or more

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CV review or refresh

Would you like your CV reviewed by a careers expert? Is your CV working for you or does it need some fresh ideas to update and revamp it? Or is someone in your family looking for work and in need of some advice? For just £10 each, (normal cost £50) we are offering 5 opportunities to take up this offer from Sandra Evans who will offer her time and expertise to set you on the right track. https://theartofwork.uk.com

£10 or more

ATCC Girls pre-ordered shirt WITHOUT INITIALS

Use this link to pay for your pre-ordered girls shirt WITHOUT INITIALS

£13 or more

ATCC Girls pre-ordered shirt WITH INITIALS

Use this link if you are paying for a pre-ordered girls playing WITH INITIALS

£15 or more

Youth Annual Subscription 2024 - Sibling

For those classed as a sibling and have a brother or sister in the Youth section - discounted membership (normally £65)

£15 or more

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One months fitness subscription for Workout Angel

Enjoy one months unlimited membership to Workout Angel, owned and led by Ceri Barnes of Cerisport. With a range of different exercise classes you can tailor your workout to the amount of time you have and the type of exercise you want to do. From energetic cardio to Pilates to relaxation exercises, strength training to focused stretching; you can choose the workout you want at the time you want. www.workoutangel.co.uk

£20 or more

Social Membership

Be a social member of Ampthill Town Cricket Club and get to use all our facilities, link to club website and social media accounts above.

£20 or more

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1:1 personal training or pilates session

A fantastic opportunity to have your own 1 x 1 hour, one to one personal training or pilates session. Working with our own Michelle Prestwich, a fully qualified fitness professional, this session could be just the kick start you've been looking to start your fitness journey. A huge opportunity as private sessions are normally charged at £45+ per hour.

£20 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Full Bat Refurb

Get your favourite blade refurbished by our bat expert Chester Hawkins, with a full sanding down, any cracks glued, new scuff sheet and grip ready for the new season

£20 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Golf Cap - Native Golf

Sustainable golf company currently selling ‘The Most Sustainable Cap in Golf’ Chose from 5 different styles https://www.facebook.com/nativegolfco

£25 or more

Life and Vice Presidents Donations

Ongoing support of the club, see the website homepage link above

£25 or more

Sponsor a club umpire

Help pay for an umpire for our club sides - the game is much better as a result. Umpire fees range from £40-£60 depending upon the length of the game and do help the running of the club. Sponsors will get their names promoted using the club social media sites (over 1650 followers) and weekly club email (over 450 on the distribution list).

£25 or more

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1-2-1 cricket coaching with Will Sneath

Spend one hour with Head of Cricket - Will Sneath to learn the basic cricketing skills or for the more advanced cricketer hone your skills. Will is an ECB Level 3 coach, represented Bedfordshire for over 15 years and currently plays for our Saturday first team and opens the bowling. As well as running our U9 Youth side, Will leads our All Stars and Dynamo's section. An excellent opportunity to learn from one of the best local cricketers.

£25 or more

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Cerisport Platinum Membership for one month

Our local Cerisport fitness studio is offering one months Platinum Membership which includes up to 2 studio classes per week and unlimited access to Workout Angel online fitness classes. Usually, £52.50 per month, this is a fantastic offer and a great way to kick start your summer fitness campaign. www.cerisport-studios.co.uk

£30 or more

Match day sponsorship

Match day sponsorship - purchase of two match balls which typically cost £60. Match day sponsors will get their names promoted using the club social media sites (over 1650 followers) and weekly club email (over 450 on the distribution list).

£30 or more

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Fresh baked mixed brownies and blondies

Enjoy a gift box of fresh baked mixed brownies and blondies baked by the wonderful Tracey Hollywell, our fantastic local caterer and baker. Check out her instagram: traceyhollywell Usually £30, this special offer will be baked just for you, your family and children.

£32 or more

0 of 4 claimed

England V Pakistan tickets - Womens IT20

4 tickets for England vs Pakistan at Northants on Friday 17th May 2024 7pm. General admission tickets

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

PT Tech voucher - phone repairs

£50 voucher towards mobile phone repairs with leading repair company based in Flitwick. 20% discount against the voucher price of £50

£50 or more

Adult Annual Subscription 2024 Retired / not FTE

Adult Annual Subscription - Retired / In Full Time Education / Not in full time employment

£50 or more

Womens Adult Annual Subscriptions 2024

For all Women looking to play Adult Cricket

£50 or more

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FOD Architects £100 voucher

Local architecture firm FOD Architects are supporting Ampthill Cricket Club by offering £100 reduction on scheme design drawings for your building project in Beds, Bucks and Herts. www.fodarchitects.co.uk

£50 or more

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Celebrity Dinner ticket - individual

Individual tickets for the Celebrity Dinner with Jonathan Agnew and Charles Dagnall on Friday 31st May at Parkside Hall, Ampthill.

£60 or more

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Tote membership - win a monthly prize

Be one of 100 people to be part of our Tote. £60 gets you entry to the monthly draw where you can win cash prizes of £25, £10 and £5 - the twelfth month sees one lucky winner win £100

£65 or more

Youth (Boys & Girls) Annual Subscription 2024

Annual subscription for all those playing Youth & Girls cricket - covers all weekly training sessions and youth match fees. Siblings are an additional £15 and separate reward

£80 or more

Adult Annual Subscriptions 2024

Adult Annual Subscription - for those in full time employment

£200 or more

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A pair of Ampthill Rugby Club 24/25 Season Tickets

Fantastic offer from our neighbours at Ampthill Rugby Club who have offered a pair of home season tickets for next 2024/25 home season. Currently 6th in the English Rugby Championship, this is an opportunity to watch high quality rugby, right on our doorstep! Valued at over £300, this is a real bargain if you love rugby and want to support ARUFC by watching and ATCC by donating!

£500 or more

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Celebrity Dinner tickets

10 tickets for the Celebrity Dinner with Jonathan Agnew and Charles Dagnall on Friday 31st May at Parkside Hall, Ampthill. Treat you and your friends to a wonderful evening with a bonus of 4 bottles of house wine included in the price.

£15 or more

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Ampthill Fireworks Family Ticket

Enjoy a family evening out together at Ampthill Fireworks. Family tickets are usually £25 to this is a great saving and also supports this fantastic volunteer led local community event.

£70 or more

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Willow Tree Gin making course for 2 people

Have the chance to use your own mini-still to create a completely unique and personal gin. With over 60 herbs and botanicals to choose from the combination of flavours are endless. Usually £135, the course includes: - Complimentary G+T upon arrival - Tour of the distillery and talk on the history of gin and Willow Tree story - Creating and labelling your own gin - Your own gin and free gin glass www.willowtreedistilling.co.uk

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