Club House Refurbishment

by Michael Mcnicholas in Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom

Club House Refurbishment

Total raised £22,128

raised so far



To fully refurbish the club house making the club house a more welcoming environment so we can achieve our goal of making sport free for all

by Michael Mcnicholas in Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th January 2023 we'd raised £22,080 with 161 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The extra money would be used :

Training equipment 

Winter training costs

coaching costs

Ground repairs 

Who are we?

Seaham Park Cricket and Rugby Club is a local community sports club located in Seaham, a small town in County Durham. Seaham is a former coal mining town and the club was founded by the local Colliery over 100 years ago. We are a family-oriented club ran purely by volunteers. We have over 100 senior members and 80 junior members with multiple teams at all age groups, including 2 girl's teams (an area we are actively growing) . We also run a very successful ECB All-Stars Programme aimed at getting U9s interested in cricket along with their families. 



Recent History

In 2012, we had a catastrophic fire that destroyed our club house and left us without a club house for over two years. This was a very difficult time for the club as without a club house we lost most of our players and ended up with no junior section due to lack of facilities. When the new club house was finally built the insurance payout would only cover a small social room, with no bar area or furniture, it literally was an empty room. As the bar was our main source of funding to help run the club, we raised funds to install a very basic bar area.1668434522_club.jpg

In the community  

In addition to the three different Sports we provide, the club is also used by the wider community and has hosted a number of local charity events. This is an area we would also like to grow and this project will be a significant help. We also support the local foodbank with regular donations.1668434670_foodbank.jpg 

Why are we doing this?

  • With the current levels of inflation and cost of living crisis the club has made the decision to not charge senior or junior members any Subs for the next 12 months.
  •  This includes all indoor winter training and coaching sessions being made free of charge.
  •  It is our goal to continue this policy year on year and make sport free for all forever but without impacting on the quality of facilities we provide. 
  • We have a mission to ensure nobody ever misses out on playing sport due to financial reasons. 
  • To ensure this financially sustainability we need to maximize revenue from our main source of income which is the bar area. 
  •  The current bar area is not the most welcoming and does not utilise  the space very well which restricts revenue.
  •  This was confirmed when we carried out a survey of members with the common theme being that the area was very poor and put people off using it more especially the girls. 
  • A new fully refurbished bar area will help us increase revenues and ensure we can make sport free for all for the long term.
  •  This really is a legacy project that will continue to benefit the community for years to come. 1668517588_bar2.jpg1668517554_bar_1.jpg

How we’ll spend the money raised

  • Replace the bar area with a modern fit for purpose bar area.
  • Install all new fixed seating making better use of space. 
  • Replace all tables and chairs. 
  • Upgrade all lighting within in the bar area. 
  • New Carpets  
  • Decorate bar area 

How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022

Birmingham 2022 not only saw T20 Cricket make its Commonwealth Games debut, but also marked the first appearance for the women’s game, too. With our growing membership and a good, regular turnout of junior girls to our practice sessions, we now have wider plans to develop women's cricket for 2023. This will then also benefit and boost all other areas of our club, and in turn the wider community

We are aiming to received matched funding from the Sport England - Places and Spaces campaign to help us create and maintain this legacy



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.       Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started.   Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any  bank details. Just a fun idea!

We are working hard to raise as much as possible and your help would really be appreciated to give us that extra push to transform our Club House.

Please donate as much as you can and help us deliver this project as soon as possible. This crowdfunding campaign will hopefully provide us with the opportunity to really support the local community in these difficult times. If we can reach our target of £10,000 then Sport England can match it giving us our £20,000 target 

Thank You!  







This project offered rewards

£5 or more

Xmas Drinks and Chocolate Hamper Raffle

Ticket for Xmas Hamper be drawn at Kids Xmas Party Sunday 17th 3pm (. Welcome to purchase multiple tickets )

£3 or more

Kids Xmas Party

Ticket for kids Xmas party 17th November 13:00 - 16:00 Music /games / Prizes / Santa Grotto

£5 or more

England World Cup Game

Secure a seat for England V USA with 2 free pints worth £6 (Friday 25th Nov), Guarantee a seat whilst getting free drink what could be better!!

£5 or more

England v Wales reserved seats

Reserve your seat for Tuesday night game and get x2 free pints(£6) or equivalent drinks for same price.

£10 or more

Drinks Offer

5 Bottles of lagers for £10 Strickly Over 18s only!!

£20 or more

Match day Sponsor

Match day sponsor - Games can be choose when fixtures released and match sponsor will be added to Team sheets posted on Social Media. Sponsors attending the games will be giving x2 free drinks.

£34 or more

Junior Tracksuit with Initials

Junior Club Tracksuit with initials. Will be supplied before Xmas and saving the money to initial.

£40 or more

Senior Club Tracksuit with initials

Senior club tracksuit with initials . Make a great Xmas present and saving the money to initial!

£65 or more

Junior Playing Kit

Trousers Playing Top Short Sleave Jumper All orders will be Supplied before Xmas

£250 or more

Sponsor Board

A sponsor board will be placed around the ground. Great way to advertise your business with great foot fall having two sports based at the club. Sponsorship covers one year

£1,000 or more

Scoreboard sponsor

The scoreboard will be exclusively sponsored by your company and is the focal point of any Cricket Ground.

£20 or more

Voucher for Thai Dee Takeaway

A £40 Voucher for Thai Dee Takeaway can be used during any time. Wont get better Thai anywhere outside Thailand itself!! Many thanks to Dee for supporting the club

£20 or more

Sunderland match tickets

x2 tickets for Sunderland v Swansea 17th January .

£40 or more

Castle Eden four ball

Voucher for a four ball at Castle Eden - We can book tea-time for any time except competition days. Will make a great Xmas present for that golf lover in the family and at more than half price an absolute bargain!!! Many Thanks to Adam Smith and his team at SMS

£50 or more

Optimum Sport £100 gift Voucher

A £100 gift voucher to spend at Optimum Sport will make a great Xmas present. Many Thanks to Ian and his team for donating this great prize.

£60 or more

Sunderland V Reading hospitality tickets

2 tickets for Sunderland v Reading game Feb 11th in the SMS box. Day includes stadium tour / 3 course meal/ Seat for match in box At the cost of a normal ticket absolute bargain and great Xmas present for the Sunderland fans in family. Thanks to Adam and his team at SMS for donating this great reward.

£80 or more

Ramside Golf

A four ball at Ramside Golf club to be booked any time except competition days. One of the best courses in the north east. Many Thanks to Andrew Docherty and his team at MKM Sunderland

£80 or more

Weekend at Doncaster racers

Weekend at Racers 28th Jan 23 Price includes Coach Hotel Race entry

£150 or more

£250 MKM Gift Voucher

A £250 gift voucher to spend at MKM Sunderland building merchant. Anyone planning on some DIY an absolute no brainer get £250 worth of gear for $£150!!! Many Thanks to Andrew Docerty and his team at MKM Sunderland for donating

£250 or more

Roller Sponsor

The roller will have exclusive sponsorship with company logo on all sides. The Roller is used every day during Summer and before during every match so great way to really get your company noticed. Sponsorship will last 5 years with opportunity to extend !!

£500 or more

Corporate box at Sedgefield racecourse

A corporate box for 10 people Sedgefield racecourse which can be booked for any meeting other than a premium meeting worth over £1000 . The day includes : Champagne on arrival Choice of 3 course meal, Tapas grazing buffet or Hot Fork Buffet Race card and entry to the course Personal host for the day

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