Church CC Community Engagement Project

by Church and Oswaldtwistle CC in Accrington, Lancashire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 17th May 2022 we successfully raised £10,119 with 88 supporters in 56 days

We would like to improve our facilities and make our club more attractive, further promoting its use by wider community groups.

by Church and Oswaldtwistle CC in Accrington, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Who are we?

At Church and Oswaldtwistle Cricket Club, we are proud that we have been providing the opportunity for our community to play and watch cricket since 1856. We have a home in the West End of Oswaldtwistle that is maintained by volunteers, and our teams compete in the historic Lancashire League.

More than just Cricket

Working hard to keep our club running during the pandemic was difficult, and it certainly taught us that we are stronger together. We were overwhelmed by the support received in support of our Crowdfunder in 2021, when we raised over £22,000. This money was put to good use and with countless hours of volunteer effort, we  improved our facilities to enable us to engage the community...


We completed the re-development of our Function Room so that it is now a real asset to the people of Oswaldtwistle. We have welcomed a record number of individuals and businesses, hosting their celebrations and events at our club, and want to encourage others to do so.


We engaged a whole new generation of Junior players through an improved AllStars and Dynamos provision, introducing a separate Girls team for the very first time.


We invited a fantastic community group, Ossy Joggers, to use our facilities as a place to meet. Having been without a home for a number of years, their numbers continue to flourish and we are committed to supporting them in their efforts to promote improved Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing.


What next?

Our priority for 2022 is to continue to engage the wider community, looking for news ways in which we can share what we are fortunate to have, and support groups who add value to the lives of people in Oswaldtwistle. However, as we grow, it is vital that we continue to develop what we are able to offer. We would like to replace a shed on our ground which has become damaged with a new, purpose-built garage to store the new equipment bought for our Juniors, but also equipment used by our friends at Ossy Joggers.

We also want to make our entrance more attractive to ensure that visitors who join us for the first time, are more likely return.


We are grateful for your support in helping us to make this happen, and look forward to seeing you all at West End in 2022.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

Junior Playing Shirt

Contact Andrew to order: White U11/U9 (Boys/Girls) match top Black U11/U9 Boys training top Black U13/U11/U9 Girls training top

£20 or more

Church CC Lottery Number

Your chance to win cash prizes with a main prize of £500 with 50% of all lottery contributions paid out in prizes. We plan to make the draw for all cash prizes after our 1st team home game on Sunday 21st August.

£25 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Flower Bouquet (RRP £35)

Receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This reward includes a donation to our Ladies Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. (Ladies Day tickets also available on rewards)

£30 or more

Senior Citizen Member

Join our club and attend matches, socialise in our bar and make friends for life.

£30 or more

70cl Cuckoo Gin (RRP £38)

A bottle of Cuckoo Gin from the Brindle Distillery

£35 or more

Sponsor a Match Ball

Become a ball sponsor for one of our Lancashire League fixtures in 2022. Your name/company name will be announced on the day and be included in the matchday programme.

£40 or more

Junior Member

Join as a Junior and have a fantastic summer of training and playing. *All Junior members who choose to sign up to Allstars or Dynamos will get a full refund of the cost.

£40 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£50 Voucher for Baltistan Indian Restaurant

Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine at the Baltistan and save £10 with this reward Thank you to Haroun and all at Baltistan

£45 or more

Ordinary member

Become an ordinary member of Church CC and have free admission to all games at the WECG.

£55 or more

Player Membership

Join Church CC as a Senior player and enjoy an early payment discount when paying through Crowdfunder

£55 or more


Become a Vice-President of the club

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

'Sixes' in Manchester - Net for 6 people (RRP £80)

An interactive net session for 6 people at Sixes Cricket in this exciting bar in Manchester. Test your skills against a the hi-tech cricket simulator. Donated by Barney Walton EAT.DRINK.BAT "Inspired by the essence of English Cricket. Whether at Lord's or the village green. The game, the decorum, the camaraderie, the people. Bask in the traditions of a game that's been around longer than almost any other.

£70 or more


Become a Patron of the club

£90 or more

0 of 1 claimed

4 X Ladies Day 2022 Tickets (RRP £100)

Event on 23rd July 2022 Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support Prosecco on arrival, MC, Singer and entertainer and buffet

£144 or more

Renew your Ground Advertising for 2022

Your board is already in place and getting noticed by our players, supporters and visitors. We can't thank you enough!

£250 or more

New Ground Advertiser

Our 1st XI matches attract visitors from all over Lancashire, and we firmly believe in supporting those who support us. If you want to promote your business and help a community club at the same time, advertising at Church CC could be for you. Make your donation and get in touch - we look forward to welcoming to #YourChurchCC

£5 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Giant 'Galaxy' Easter Egg (RRP£12)

Over 500g - the perfect gift for a chocoholic (Donated by YNM Newsagent)

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Two-ball Round of Golf at Wilpshire GC (RRP £80)

Enjoy a round of golf with a partner at the picturesque Wilpshire GC

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