Beccs Big Build

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Project by Beccehamian RFC

Total raised £31,511

raised so far

+ est. £2922.75 Gift Aid

256

supporters

The Beccs Big Build project aims to build new changing rooms, install disabled access facilities, and upgrade the clubhouse's social space.

We're still collecting donations

On the 16th May 2023 we'd raised £26,281 with 148 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The additional funding and support received will be used towards other facilities within the overall project, for example the installation of a disability lift and disability toilet as well as improving the social spaces within the club house.


Update - January 2024

Please see the bottom of the details for the latest update details, but the build is well underway.

We just wanted to say thank you to Mark Spier, Al McGill, Rob Curl, and the Beccs Ladies team for undertaking some further fundraising for the Build.

Rob Curl is doing the London to Brighton Bike Ride in June 2024!

London to Brighton Bike Ride 

The Beccs Ladies, bared themselves and produced The Beccs Ladies Naked Calendar to raise money for the Build.  Thank you Ladies!

Ladies Naked Calendar

Al McGill and co complete the Big Walk for the Big Build, walking 80k along the Pilgrims Way.

Big Walk for the Big Build

Mark Spier completed a coast to coast walk, raising over £1.5K in the process.  Please read his page and updates here

 Coast to Coast Walk

Several Beccs ladies ran the Big Half (for the Big Build) on the 3rd September and have already raised over £1.3K for the Build. Details are here.

Half Marathon 

Who are we?

To the players and supporters of the Club there is only one answer! Beccs.

Old Beccehamian Rugby Football Club (now known as Beccehamian RFC or Beccs) was formed on 18th July 1933 making this our 90th anniversary year. In 1973 Beccs formed one of the first mini sections in Kent, and then in 1999 a ladies team followed. More recently, along with the growth of women's rugby, our girls section has expanded1673974781_img_7650.jpg rapidly to now have teams at all across all youth age groups.

Within our playing sections, we have 3 men's teams; a vets team; a ladies team, mini, junior, and academy sides, a developing girls section, and a walking rugby group, with over 500 members across all these playing sections, who are heartily supported by our associate membership.

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What are we doing?

It has now become clear that with the growing success of the club at all levels, especially with the increased ladies and girls sections, that the current club house, built by the then members in 1973, requires additional facilities to cater for the demand and usage at the club house and thereby enhance our ability of providing equal opportunities, equality, and inclusivity to anyone wishing to use the clubhouse.

The proposed enhancements include:

  • New and larger RFU compliant changing facilities enabling Beccs to cater for both the male and female changing independently and concurrently.
  • New officials changing rooms enabling both male and female officials to also  change independently and concurrently.
  • New disabled facilities, including a lift, to enable access all areas of the clubhouse.
  • New facilities for physio / medical services.
  • An extended function room, catering facilities, bar, and a rooftop terrace.

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Beccehamian RFC is growing every year, building on 90 years of success as an inclusive, family oriented sports club. The new clubhouse will help us continue to be one of the finest, friendliest community orientated rugby clubs in Kent.

Planning permission has been granted, the build has started, now we need to make sure it happens.

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Why are we Crowdfunding?

An ambitious project like this needs funds.  These will consist of grants, donations, crowdfunding and other fundraising activities. 

Crowdfunding in particular will raise awareness of the project not only within the club but also amongst the community. It will enable members and neighbours to get involved and similar to 1973 engage everyone to help towards building the  new facilities at the club.

Beccs Big Build Crowdfunding Summary

Beccehamian RFC launched a crowdfunding campaign in March 2023, to raise funds for their ambitious club house extension. 

We were approved by Sport England to receive £10,000 matched funding if we raised £10,000 in 8 weeks.  We met this target and secured the funding, however we still have a long way to go, and donations and further fundraising ideas are always welcome.  Please note this involved the offering of rewards, which, although you can see them on the right, you can no longer purchase them.

Please help the Beccs Big Build on this crowdfunding page, by donating money, or by creating your own Crowdfundraiser (see how to play your part below).

Thank you to everyone who has donated services and time to this cause.

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How you can play your part

There are some simple ways to help us 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!

3. 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.

4. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, 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!

Club and Community impact

Beccehamian RFC is an open rugby club providing facilities for playing, training, and social activities for all genders and ages to play Rugby Union. The clubhouse is used for training, hosting matches, and various social activities for our membership, guests and visitors. Our aim is to give young players and adults the required skills, training, and knowledge to play rugby safely at the highest level they can, using the core values of: teamwork, discipline and respect. We aim to provide equal opportunities for all involved regardless of ability.

The clubhouse is also used by other local sporting organisations throughout the year and hired by 3rd parties to host events. External companies hire the facility to host rugby training camps and used by a number of local schools throughout the year with one local school running their school PE lessons at the club. BRFC also host charity fund raising events for good causes and our annual Mini rugby festival raises funds for the Christy Jordan Brain Tumour Research charity.

On completion, these new facilities will enable BRFC to co-host both male and female athletes concurrently, whether for rugby, for another sport, or for a school and thereby enable equal opportunities, equality and inclusivity which are no longer restricted by facility provisioning constraints. The installation of the disability lift will enable less able people access to 1st floor facilities (bar, hall and function room) and a new disability toilet will provide a suitable toileting facility.

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January 2024 Update

The Build is now well underway and here is a summary of the progress to date.

  • Scaffolding and build cover to enable extension work to continue with minimal impact from weather conditions.
  • All main structural steel work for the ground and first floor completed.
  • All below ground drainage activities completed.
  • All ground floor block and beam flooring completed.
  • Brick and block work for outer and internal walls completed up to ground floor ceilings.

In January, the plan is to complete the following.

  • Terrace staircase installed.
  • Ground floor ceiling / 1st floor flooring installation.
  • Floor and ceiling insulation installed.
  • Windows installed.
  • Completion of brickwork.

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How our project will be united by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games mission

In order to receive the Sport England grant, we need to ensure that our project is aligned with the Birmingham 2022 mission and vision. 

The Birmingham 2022 missions are;

  • Bringing people together,
  • Improving health and wellbeing,
  • Helping the region to grow,
  • Being a catalyst for change,
  • Putting us on the map.

Beccehamian RFC believes that by undertaking this project, they will be able to fulfil the Birmingham 2022 mission statement. This project will put Beccehamian RFC on the map as the new facilities at both a sports and social/community level will bring people together.  As a direct result of this, health and well being will be improved for all stakeholders.

This project ensures that rugby at the club will thrive for both males and females, and be a welcome space to other members of the rugby and local community.  This project will especially be a catalyst to the female game, showing that Beccehamian RFC is inclusive and progressive.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£25 or more

'Sponsor' a peg in the new changing rooms

Have your name on a peg in the new changing rooms.

£4 or more

Hot drink + sausage roll (or slice of cake)

Kindly donated by Salt and Slate, Hayes. http://www.saltandslate.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/saltandslatecatering

£5 or more

Free gift if you donate over £5 here!

Donate £5 or more in this section and you will receive an exciting free Beccs reward (no, it's not a drink!). Delivery will be as soon as possible.

£7 or more

£10 voucher for Heathfields

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. £10 to spend at Heathfields, Keston. For coffee, brunch, lunch or one of their speciality nights. https://heathfieldskeston.co.uk/

£10 or more

5 hours babysitting

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Debbie Hutchings (enhanced DBS) has offered 5 hours of babysitting in the Bromley, West Wickham, Beckenham, Croydon areas. Approx 7pm-12am timings.

£10 or more

Beccs Golf Society - Spring Golf Day, 14th April

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. 11.30 am at West Kent GC. Deposit is £10 paid on here, £55 payable later. Bacon butties & coffee, 18 holes of golf and sandwiches and chips refreshments after. Organised by Derek Travers and Doug Murray. Please email on [email protected] or [email protected] to confirm attendance. Please pay your entry fee deposit on here! £55 balance on the day.

£15 or more

Classical Guitar Lessons - £15 per half hour

DO NOT GIFT AID. Dave Hampton is a grade 8 guitarist and is happy to give up to 6, 30 min lessons. £15 per 30 mins.

£18 or more

Personalised Bubble Balloon RRP £24

DO NOT GIFT AID Kindly donated by Love and Hope Balloons https://www.instagram.com/loveandhopeballoons/

£20 or more

3 Months Locrating subscription RRP £32.50

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Thinking of moving house but not sure where is best for schools and commute. Locrating has all the answers. 3 months subscription for £20. https://www.locrating.com/

£20 or more

Flying Colours Pottery takeaway kit £30 voucher

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY £30 voucher for Flying Colours Pottery takeaway kit. https://www.flyingcolourspottery.co.uk/

£20 or more

Car clean, inside and outside

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Jason will jetwash (provided there is an outside tap) with his own karcher, then shampoo outside and vacuum/ clean inside. In the Bromley and Croydon postcodes

£25 or more

Beccs mascot for the day

Be the team mascot for the day for any senior team.

£28 or more

£35 voucher for Muscari Whites Flowers

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY A £35 voucher for flowers at Muscari Whites flowers, Westmoreland Road.

£35 or more

Cut and blow dry @ Cutting Remarks, Beckenham

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. This is for a cut and blow dry at Cutting Remarks, 236 High Street, Beckenham. RRP £50. https://www.facebook.com/cutting.remarksbeckenham

£40 or more

BLX wireless earbuds RRP £50

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. A Pair of BLX wireless earbuds. https://www.haveblxbuds.com

£55 or more

Golf Day - 14th April - Final £55 Payment

DO NOT GIFT AID. Final payment for golf day on the 14th April. Only pay if registered to attend. If you want to pay the full £65 in one go, add a further £10 donation.

£70 or more

£100 Delta Force voucher

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Get entry for up to 10 people to Delta Force. You need to buy your paintballs once there (min £10 per person). Our local centres are in Orpington and Westerham. https://www.paintballgames.co.uk/centre/orpington-paintball/

£80 or more

My Time family monthly pass RRP £136

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. A months pass to Mytime for up to 4 people. The membership gives access to the gym, swim and classes free of charge. Members (over age 11) will also be entitled to a free health assessment, gym induction and personal programme within their month’s membership. The membership also covers access to all Mytime sites. Please note you have a month from purchase to redeem the voucher.

£100 or more

Buy a small £100 Brick

A way to become a permanent part of Beccs history. Each brick bought can be personalised with a name or message of your choice, and every brick bought will be placed somewhere visible in the internal walls – corridors, entrance, social space – of the new clubhouse. Please complete the form below, but pay for the brick on here. https://forms.gle/vpR6uqFJz5cSqJK76

£115 or more

Mixed wine case RRP £155

DO NOT GIFT AID Collection from Beccs or delivery within 3 miles of club. Over 18s only. Rose 1 IL PAPAVERO ROSÉ PROSECCO BRUT 2021 Italy Whites 1 BEES KNEES CHENIN BLANC VIOGNIER 2022 South Africa 1 The Hour Teller Sauvignon Blanc 2021 New Zealand 2 Yarrunga Field Special Reserve Australia 2 CAMPANULA PINOT GRIGIO 2021 Hungary Reds 1 VINHA DO FAVA RESERVA 2020 Portugal 2 THE WAXED BAT 2021 Argentina 2 THE DIP 2021 Spain

£115 or more

Mixed White case RRP £155

DO NOT GIFT AID Over 18s only. Collection from Beccs or delivery within 3 miles of club. Whites 3 BEES KNEES CHENIN BLANC VIOGNIER 2022 South Africa 3 The Hour Teller Sauvignon Blanc 2021 New Zealand 3 Yarrunga Field Special Reserve Australia 3 CAMPANULA PINOT GRIGIO 2021 Hungary

£120 or more

Mixed Red Case RRP £165

DO NOT GIFT AID Over 18s only. Collection from Beccs or delivery within 3 miles of club. Reds 3 LE XV DU PRÉSIDENT 2021 France 3 VINHA DO FAVA RESERVA 2020 Portugal 3 THE WAXED BAT 2021 Argentina 3 THE DIP 2021 Spain

£140 or more

Xtreme Party Gaming van hire RRP £160

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. 90 minutes gaming van hire from Xtreme Gaming. Local to West Wickham. Provided by Anthony Kempster. https://www.xtremepartygaming.co.uk/

£200 or more

Buy a medium £200 brick

A way to become a permanent part of Beccs history. Each brick bought can be personalised with a name or message of your choice, and every brick bought will be placed somewhere visible in the internal walls – corridors, entrance, social space – of the new clubhouse. Please complete the form below, but pay for the brick on here. https://forms.gle/D9LsyUrHJdb3MxqU8

£200 or more

4 Ball Golf Round at Addington Palace RRP £240

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. A round of 4 ball golf @ Addington Palace.

£200 or more

2 hours family photography session

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. 2 hour indoor or outdoor shoot with Brendan O'Sullivan (venue local to West Wickham). Choose 10 images from about 100 for you to keep. https://www.brendanosullivan.co.uk/

£200 or more

Tour and lunch at Royal Hospital, Chesea.

Do not gift aid. Tour of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea from a Chelsea Pensioner followed by lunch on site too. For 2 people.

£300 or more

Buy a large £300 brick.

A way to become a permanent part of Beccs history. Each brick bought can be personalised with a name or message of your choice, and every brick bought will be placed somewhere visible in the internal walls – corridors, entrance, social space – of the new clubhouse. Please complete the form below, but pay for the brick on here. https://forms.gle/4ANViKUxWUwZwrzk8

£1,000 or more

Buy a corporate £1,000 brick

Corporates, a way to become a permanent part of Beccs history. Each brick bought can be personalised with your company name and logo. Every brick bought will be placed somewhere visible in the internal walls – corridors, entrance, social space – of the new clubhouse. Once you have donated we will be in contact with you to confirm details.

£13 or more

Haircut at Jack's Barbars

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Haircut at Jack's, 2 Glebe Way, to the value of £17.

£15 or more

£20 voucher for Tom Bells, Hayes

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY £20 voucher to be used at Tom Bells, 70 Station Road, Hayes (not at the other shops).

£15 or more

£20 Beccs STC online shop credit

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Receive an e-voucher for £20 for our online STC club shop for only £15. The voucher code will be emailed to you once purchased. Please allow a few days.

£20 or more

Dragon Quest, Elmers End Family Ticket RRP £28

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Family ticket for 5 at Dragon Quest, Elmers End, Maximum 2 adults. https://thegolfvenuecroydon.co.uk/dragon-quest-adventure-golf/

£20 or more

Neck and shoulder massage @ Beauty Concept, Hayes

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY RRP £26. To use by 16th May 2023 https://thebeautyconcept.co.uk/

£25 or more

Wine tasting event @ Beccs, Sat 15th April 2023

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Over 18s only. 7pm. Beccehamian 'World Of Wine Tasting' evening. 9 different wine tastings. Please pay via website by 12th April. Email [email protected] for more details

£30 or more

£40 Sonargaon vouchers

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Save on your curry @ Sonargaon, West Wickham. https://www.sonargaontandoori.co.uk/

£30 or more

5 hours gardening

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Debbie Hutchings has offered 5 hours gardening in the local area.

£40 or more

£50 Beccs Bar credit for £40

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Over 18s/members only. Add £50 to your members bar account for only £40. Please pay before Friday to ensure the amount is added for the weekend. Please add you members number either to the end of your name or surname to help us allocate the payment.

£40 or more

Full valet medium sized car c/o Shinepro RRP £60

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. https://www.themobileautospa.co.uk/ Mobile Valet £60 for a small to medium sized vehicle . Completely mobile with on board power and soft water Includes the following Snow Foam pre wash Power wash rinse Hand shampoo Rinse Dry bodywork and apply spray polish Polish windows Clean wheels and dress tyres Vacuum and wipe interior surfaces .

£50 or more

Trip around the London Christmas Lights

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Ian Buckler will take you around the London Christmas Lights in his black cab (maximum 5 people) for 2 hours. Meet at a central London train station.

£80 or more

Sunday lunch for 4 at The Warren. RRP £100

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. 3 course Sunday lunch for 4 people at the Warren. Drinks extra. https://www.mpthewarren.com/sunday-lunch-menu/

£100 or more

Tour of The Temple and Royal Courts of Justice

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. A private guided tour for up to 6 people of the The Temple and Royal Courts of Justice. Daniel Kemp (Junior Chair) will be your guide for this event. Dates and times to be confirmed with him after pledging.

£100 or more

Sunday Times wine box, RRP £120

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. Over 18s only. Box of 12 wines from Sunday Times wine list, kindly donated by Robbie Broadhurst. Contains 2 of each of these. Whites: Palacio de Menade Dealu Nucului, Viorica Colle Mariana, Soave Reds: Casa Silva, Cabernet Sauvignon The Full Fifteen Rex Munda, Shiraz Grenache.

£170 or more

Case of Wine donated by Grand Cru, Beckenham

DO NOT CLICK YES FOR GIFT AID AS DOES NOT QUALIFY. A case of mixed wines donated by Grand Cru. RRP £220 http://grandcruco.com/shop/ Contains Janisson Baradon Champagne, Andre Clouet Rose Champagne, Notorious Pink, Puech Haut Prestige Rose, Pewsey Vale Riesling, Leopards Leap Chenin Blc, Marco Abella Olbieta, Pieropan Soave Classico, Ch La Grave Bellevue, Vinea Museum Crianza, Kaiken Ultra Malbec and Susumaniello

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