A better space at Chesham Cricket Club

by Helen Crawley in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £26,736

raised so far

+ est. £1173.00 Gift Aid



We're improving facilities including parking, furniture, changing rooms and more to make this a better space for the whole community.

by Helen Crawley in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 18th November 2022 we'd raised £26,026 with 143 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Add more benches and outdoor seating and pay towards solar panels for a more efficient and sustainable club.

Who are we?

We are Chesham Cricket Club - a friendly and welcoming club that runs senior men’s teams, junior boys and girls sides and women’s hard ball and soft ball cricket teams.

We need your help to create the perfect facilities to make Chesham Cricket Club a welcoming playing and social environment for all members of the local community.


Our community impact

We are also home to Chesham Comedy Club and the Soundproof Jazz Quintet’s monthly jazz night. The pavilion is available for our community and is regularly booked for parties, weddings and memorials, as well as other sports and activities and first aid training, young leader and safeguarding courses.


Why are we crowdfunding?

After a successful Crowdfunder campaign last year we have grown as a club and now the space to play needs to grow with us. We need better outdoor seating, proper furniture for the bar area, more car parking spaces, better disabled access, increased storage and decent changing facilities. As well as this we need to repair fencing and decking which has rotted and install handrails and sun shades to protect those who use the club. We want to make the club as welcoming and comfortable as possible.


How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022

Among the aims of the 2022 Commonwealth Games were bringing people together, improving health and wellbeing and being a catalyst for change. We aim to celebrate these aims and create a local legacy by encouraging new players to the club and providing a welcoming place for our community to visit. With women’s cricket making its debut at Birmingham 2022 we have an exciting opportunity to encourage more women into the sport but to do this we need to offer the right environment, including decent changing facilities, proper storage for spare kit and comfortable seating for post-match socialising.



How we’ll spend the money raised

The money from this crowdfunder will go towards improving the club facilities, inside and out. This includes:

  • Repairs to the disabled lift
  • Fixing the rotting decking and picket fence which will soon be unsafe
  • Installing a handrail next to the additional staircase to prevent slips and trips
  • Improved car parking
  • Purchasing cosy furniture for the bar area to expand seating
  • Adding storage around the bar for glasses and optics
  • Replacing and adding tables in the patio area
  • New signs to welcome you to the club
  • Final work on the net ends
  • Finishing the BBQ area and adding refrigeration so we can cater for halal and non-halal food
  • Additional storage so we can make better use of space in the changing rooms
  • Water softener to save wear and tear on the boilers and kitchen equipment

Some of the repairs that are needed:

How you can help

It's so simple and there's a way everyone can help. You can:

1. Make a pledge and claim a reward. We have had some brilliant donations from local businesses and club members. 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 your friends and family and colleagues to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

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

4. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started and choose a crazy idea to start fundraising for our project.

Get involved and help to make Chesham Cricket Club the wonderful place we know it can be.


Building on our previous campaign

Our last Crowdfunder campaign was a huge success. Thanks to the generosity of people like you we were able to expand the grounds, build the very popular coffee shop in the The Shed, add more storage units, erect nets around the perimeter of the grounds, add the noticeboard and honours board, and so much more. We couldn't have done it without your support and we hope you will support us again to make Chesham Cricket Club a welcoming playing and social environment for all members of the local community.


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£5 off Christmas party tickets

Get your tickets to the Chesham CC Christmas party and dinner on Saturday 17th December for a reduced price. Usual price is £15. More added as these sold out quickly. Limited time offer.

£2 or more

Small tub of Beechdean icecream

Enjoy a small tub (130ml) of delicious Beechdean icecream. Choose from vanilla, chocolate or Eton mess. Available from The Shed. Usual price £2.25.

£6 or more

Chesham CC baseball cap

Navy blue baseball cap with white Chesham CC logo. One size.

£7 or more

Eco bamboo reusable mugs

Drink in style and save the environment with a reusable mug donated by the young leaders. RRP £9.95.

£10 or more

Chesham Comedy Club ticket

Usually £15 a ticket. Enjoy a night to the Chesham Comedy Club.

£10 or more

Size 1 blue plastic bat

Slazenger size 1 blue plastic junior cricket bat suitable for ages 4-5 years. RRP £12.

£10 or more

Size 3 blue plastic cricket bat

Slazenger size 3 blue plastic junior cricket bat suitable for ages 6-8 years. RRP £12.

£10 or more

Size 5 blue plastic cricket bat

Slazenger size 5 blue plastic junior cricket bat suitable for ages 7-9 years. RRP £12.

£10 or more

Beer jugs for World Cup final

Get your jug of beer for just £10 (usual price £16) on 18 December at the FIFA World Cup final showing at Chesham Cricket Club. Save £6 per jug when bought in advance. To be redeemed on 18 December only. Your name will behind the bar ready to be collected.

£16 or more

4 pint jug of beer

Usually £18 for a jug, save £2 on the price of a 4 pint jug at Chesham CC. Select this reward and your name will be behind the bar ready for you to collect your jug.

£20 or more

Chesham CC club tie

Club tie in Chesham CC colours with logo

£25 or more

Homemade Victoria sandwich cake

A homemade cake you can eat yourself or share with others! Delivered within 10 miles of Chesham.

£25 or more

Homemade chocolate cake

A homemade cake you can eat yourself or share with others! Delivered within 10 miles of Chesham.

£25 or more

Social membership for 2023

Save 50% on the usual price of £50. Social membership gives you member prices at the bar, a discount on hiring the facilities and use of the clubhouse facilities.

£50 or more

Get out of BBQ duties

Don't want to volunteer to run the BBQ? Pledge £50 and receive a "get out of BBQ duties" card for a single use.

£50 or more

Winter nets - U14-U18s

U14-U18s, Mondays, 8:15pm-9:30pm. 9th Jan-6th Feb (5 weeks). Coached sessions.

£50 or more

Winter nets - women's soft ball cricket

Winter nets - women's soft ball (U14s+) Mondays 7pm-8:15pm, 9th Jan to 20th Mar (6 weeks)

£50 or more

Winter nets - women's hard ball cricket

Winter nets - women's soft ball (U14s+) Mondays 7pm-8:15pm, 20th Feb to 27th Mar (6 weeks)

£80 or more

Winter nets - Girls Cluster Club

Girls Cluster Club: U9-U13s, Mondays 6pm-7pm, 9th Jan-27th Mar (11 weeks) coached.

£90 or more

Winter nets - U8-U9s (yr 3+4s) soft ball cricket

U8-u9s (yr 3+4s). Softball cricket only. Fridays 6pm-7pm, 6th Jan - 31st Mar, 12 weeks

£110 or more

Winter nets - U12-U13 (yr7+8)

U12-U13 (yr7+8). Fridays 8:15-9:30pm, 6th Jan - 31st Mar, 12 weeks

£120 or more

Winter nets - U13s-U15s

U13-U15s, Tuesdays 8pm-9:30pm, 10th Jan to 28th Mar (11 weeks)

£150 or more

Website advert on homepage of Chesham CC site

Boost your corporate social responsibility and place an advert for your business to appear front and centre of the Chesham CC website. With over 1000 members at the club you'll get a decent amount of traffic. Adverts run for 1 year and you can choose when to start the ad.

£200 or more

Cricket bat signed by 1993 Essex County Team

Gray Nicholls full size bat signed by the Essex County Cricket Team including Graham Gooch and Neil Foster.

£350 or more

Pitch side sponsorship boards

Pitch side sponsorship board for 2023. Price is per board per annum. Your business logo will also be added to the Chesham CC website and the price includes free design of your collateral.

£500 or more

Sponsor an outdoor bench

Buy a bench for the club and place a logo, name or other message on the bench for all to see.

£1,500 or more

Flag sponsorship

Flag sponsorship for 5 age groups. We want to provide feather flags for each of our age groups to show where they are training. You can add a name or logo to the flags that will then be used by 5 age groups at training and home and away matches providing extensive visibility and exposure across both our club and our opposition.

£20 or more

£25 voucher for Goddens Butcher

A voucher to spend in Goddens Butcher up to the value of £25.

£20 or more

Two tickets to Chesham CC Christmas party

Get your tickets to the Chesham CC Christmas party and dinner on Saturday 17th December for a reduced price. Usual price is £30.

£28 or more

One to one session with ECB advanced coach

20% discount on a 1 hour one to one coaching session with a qualified ECB advanced coach in summer 2023. Usual price £35.

£100 or more

Free coffee for a year and a reusable mug

Get two coffees a week for a year from The Shed. Cappuccinos are £2.50 so that's a £160 saving over the year. Plus a reusable, eco-friendly, bamboo mug. It's a bargain for coffee lovers.

£110 or more

Winter nets - U10-U11 (yr 5+6) hardball cricket

U10-U11 (yr 5+6). Hardball cricket only Fridays 7pm-8:15pm, 6th Jan - 31st Mar, 12 weeks

£120 or more

Winter nets - U10s-U12s

Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm. 10th Jan to 28th Mar (11 weeks).

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