Building a Resilient Community Hub at Langford CC

by Richard Parsons in Lechlade, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £27,038

raised so far

+ est. £2870.50 Gift Aid

137

supporters

We have been delighted to make progress with our new Clubhouse however due to weather and rising costs we still need £60.000 to complete it.

by Richard Parsons in Lechlade, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 16th May 2024 we'd raised £26,938 with 137 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We would love to raise £20000 but £30000 would mean we can move ahead with our projects earlier in the season. One of our key objectives is to install rainwater harvesting to water the pitch and maintain the playing surface. We also want to install Solar panels on the roof of our new clubhouse.

Over stretching ourselves with loans will reduce our ability to sustain ourselves so we are being sensible


Who are we?

We are a small village Cricket Club proud of our success on the pitch but more importantly off the pitch where we have become a critical community hub providing a social "warm space" for many members of the local community.

Cricket wise this was one of the earliest pictures when the side started playing in the local Cotswold league in 2012. Amazingly, 90% of these people are still heavily involved in the club!1712139650_langford_cc_2012.jpg

Why are we crowdfunding?

As a result of our growing membership and support from the local community we took the plunge to fundraise for a larger and updated Clubhouse that would be able to host social events, provide a venue for indoor sport as well as a place for the community to meet (that is not a pub).

We have raised a magnificent £220,000 and as you can see, from the video attached, we have now erected the Clubhouse structure and installed electric and plumbing however due to the wettest winter on record and rising build costs we still need £60,000 to complete the project. 

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How we’ll spend the money raised

Any monies raised from now will go towards furnishing the internal area of the Clubhouse. We need to build more internal walls, doors and add floor coverings before decorating and installing kitchens, a Bar, a Social space with TV and Changing rooms for Players, separate Changing rooms for Female players and Umpires.

On the outside we will be installing a Rainwater Harvesting system that will collect all rainwater from the Clubhouse roof and store it in large tanks ready to pump a cross to the Cricket Square for watering  

We also plan to install solar panels so we can benefit from the electricity generated plus sell some fuel back to the National Grid  

Very exciting to be helping the environment whilst creating such a vibrant community hub  

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Community impact

Our new space should really accelerate our ability to host community events. We have already had requests from Play Groups, Book Clubs, Darts team, Aunt Sally teams to utilise the facility as well as hosting Village events such as a Dog Show, Village Fete etc.

As we have always done, we also provide Warm Space for anyone who just needs company and a cup of tea and cake to feel connected to something. Our membership has risen to 160 plus however we have approximately double this amount who regularly visit the club to socialise with friends and  get involved. We have an amazing knack for finding people a role at the club which has transformed confidence and energy in young and old 

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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! We would love to get the funds as early in the season as possible.

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 offered rewards

£30 or more

Ridge and Furrow Drink Voucher

Buy a Voucher card for 10 drinks ie typical pint £4 so save £10 Pick up your voucher card on first home game of the season from the Ridge and Furrow

£1 or more

Sponsor the LCC Ladies to Walk the Camino Trail

Sponsor the Ladies to walk the Portuguese leg of the Camino Trail in aid of Langford CC. £1 for every km they walk - max walk is 120km. They fly out on 3rd May with all our love and support!!!!

£5 or more

LCC Grand Draw

Buy a ticket for the LCC Grand End of Season Draw to be drawn at the Beer Festival - Winning ticket wins £200 or 40% of the ticket sales

£10 or more

Bottle of Wine to Enjoy

The committee have donated a bottle of wine for you to enjoy for supporting the club

£20 or more

Sponsor a Coat Hook in the Changing rooms

An opportunity to sponsor a coat hook and have a plaque with your name on it above the hook.

£20 or more

Voucher for two for Steak night

Buy a voucher for 2 ahead of our famous steak nights. Usual Price £12.50 so save £5

£25 or more

Barbecue Voucher

Buy a Barbecue voucher to be used against 10 Burgers. Usual Burger price is £3.50 -so 10 would be £35 save £10

£40 or more

Tickets for the Cricket Club Awards in September

Secure Early Bird tickets for the Awards night in September -demand was high LY and make a saving of £5

£50 or more

Hire the Clubhouse for a Children's Party

Use of our well equipped function room and the outdoor space for your childrens party Subject to availability

£50 or more

Support the LCC Girls walking the Camino Trail

7 of Langford's best are walking the 120km Portuguese leg of the Camino Trail in aid of the Pavilion

£60 or more

Garden Clearance

2 hours of a Dedicated team of 3 to do what ever you want (within reason) in your garden in GL7 and Oxfordshire

£100 or more

Sponsor a Beer Barrel at the Annual Beer Festival

Our annual Beer Festival is a big event - Sponsor a barrel and get your name on the Tap for all to see.

£100 or more

Sponsor a Player

Sponsor a Player of your choice and be named on social media when your player scores a century or takes 4 or more wickets in one game!

£100 or more

Support the LCC Girls walking the Camino Trail

We have 7 of Langford's Ladies walking the 120km Portuguese leg of the Camino Trail in aid of the Pavilion Fund

£250 or more

Support the LCC Girls walking the Camino Trail

We have 7 of Langford's best walking the Portuguese leg of the Camino Trail in aid of the new Pavilion. Below are a few £ options or simply opt for multiple £1 per km etc.

£350 or more

Sponsor a Banner

Advertise your business on the boundary fence for the 2024 season. 4' x 2' banner will be created as part of this sponsorship.

£500 or more

A Boundary Bench

Sponsor a Boundary bench that would get your plaque on the bench. We intend to place these benches around the boundary line.

£500 or more

Vice Presidency position at LCC

Be forever listed in the Clubs Handbook as a Vice President

£500 or more

Hire the Cricket Pitch and Clubhouse

Bring all your friends for a private cricket game and use of the Clubhouse for your event. Subject to availability

£2,000 or more

Sponsor a Practice Net

Sponsor our amazing Practice Nets - they will get a plaque stating who each net was sponsored by for three seasons.

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