CRUFC WASPS helping you GET ACTIVE outdoors

We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £13,445 with 147 supporters in 31 days

To be innovative in inspiring and supporting Cockermouth to get active and reduce the social, mental and physical impacts of Covid-19.

 New stretch target

If we reach our first target it will be used to complete the outdoor gym with six more stations required .  Any extra money raised will be excellent and will help to start drawing down additional local and national funding to complete the Multi Use Games Area and running/cycle track.

About us

Cockermouth Rugby Football Union Club are a community club - providing an opportunity for adults and juniors to play rugby, train and be part of our rugby family from our home - Grasmoor Sports Complex


Our facilities are also valued by a range of wider community organisations providing further opportunity for adults and juniors physical well being. These include archery, slimming world, specialist personal trainers and Chance Camp which ensures young people aged 4 to 14 are physically active during school holidays. 


With the Western Lake District fells in the background, and along the greenway from Cockermouth our club has the potential to grow as a hub with a diverse offering of ways for the community to get active.  


 Impacts of Covid-19 to the local community:

  • Mental health pressures are more significant.
  • Worry and anxiety around getting active has increased.
  • The burden of care has increased.
  • Disproportionate affects on finances.
  • Lower levels of enjoyment and motivation.
  • Rugby and other activities usually at our club have been disrupted.

Impacts of Covid-19 to Grasmoor Sports Complex

  • Loss of annual membership fees for 2020 ,
  • Loss of players and social members to Cockermouth RUFC ,
  • Lack of guided training will have a negative effect on playing ability 
  • Unable to attract the usual new playing members to all age groups
  • Loss of revenue from match days, sponsorship, private functions etc
  • Unable to run club weekly lottery
  • User groups under financial threat
  • User groups losing participants and club volunteers

These are unprecedented times but together, we are stronger. Let's be part of the community response for our community.

We can't fundraise in the way we usually would - as getting people together is not possible yet. But we would like to increase our offer of facilities and support for when it is safe for the community to return to being active. 

Our big idea is to:

  • Complete our outdoor gym
  • Encourage growth of community use of our facilities 
  • Start our fund towards accessible perimeter track and Multi Use Games Area Surface
  • Ensure the long term future of Grasmoor Sport Complex by ensuring its an attractive & inspiring outdoors sports and physical activity venue.


This will help:

  • ATTRACT people back to Grasmoor Sports Complex.
  • The rugby club and other local clubs to enhance training opportunities and ensure players can reach their full potential. 
  • General public to have accessible free outdoor spaces to exercise.
  • Support small local sports & physical activity businesses to be more sustainable.
  • Increase our offer of usage to local schools and nurseries.
  • Ensure the long term future of the site.

Who Says?

Junior player Fraser Murray and Club Captain Sam Wilson give their views.

Local Resident - "Great idea - hope this gets me an hour or two on the revamped tennis courts soon! Wishing you all the best!" Dan Rutter 

Ex - Player - "The work that the CRUFC facility team are doing is fantastic for Cockermouth and the local community, particularly in these difficult times ... keep up the good work ".  S. Park

Parent - "Would love to see the courts particularly developed into a Multi Use Games Area, they are such an eyesore! It would make a big difference! " Sally

Can you support to help Cockermouth get active? 

Donate? Tell others? Get involved - help support the community to get more active by bringing your ideas and community connections?

Rewards for you!

We would like to thank you for any support you can offer. Select one of the fabulous rewards we as a community sports venue and some of our supporters have offered!




This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£1 or more

Hamper donated by David Allen

Any donation made in value of a £1 or more will be put in a prize draw for this hamper kindly donated by David Allen, Financial and Business Services. The hamper is made up of Gin, Flatbread Crackers, Jam, Chutney, Shortbread and Mint Chocs with an approx value of £35.

£5 or more

Name on Crowdfunding board

Your name will be added to the crowdfunding board which will be located on the main rugby pitch side boardings. In the future people will be able to look at the board and see who helped secure the great facilities at the club.

£5 or more

£25 Bar Tab Raffle

You will be entered into a draw to win a £25 bar tab

£5 or more

Donate £5 plus for a fitness class with Bodyfit

Are you looking for support to improve your health and well being? If so we have a brilliant opportunity for you to try out a zoom class with Sam Ayers for any donation from £5 upwards. Your contact details will be passed to Sam who will contact you with access to a live streamed session. For further info on Bodyfit Cumbria please use [email protected] .

£10 or more

£50 Bar Tab Raffle

You will be entered into a draw to win a £50 bar tab

£10 or more

8 of 10 claimed

Midi Rugby Ball

Ideal rugby balls for people of all ages to enjoy throwing about in the garden, in the park or on the beach

£10 or more

1 Hour Taster Archery Session

Do you want to have a better aim than Robin Hood? Spend an hour at Grasmoor Sports Complex with one of the coaches from Cockermouth Company of Archers. Fantastic opportunity to try out a new sport. Your contact details will be passed to the club who will be in touch to organise the session.

£15 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Half a day facility hire of one of our venues

We have three areas available for hire, a bar area and function room for 80 people. A meeting room for up to 40 people and lots of outdoor spaces to accommodate needs on request.

£15 or more

Raffle - Fruit and Vegetable Store - £50 voucher

Be entered into a draw to win a £50 fruit and vegetable shop voucher from Country Veg Store, Station Street, Cockermouth.

£15 or more

Raffle - Meat Voucher, Lyndsays - £50 voucher

Be entered into a draw to win a £50 meat voucher from Lyndsays Butchers, Station Street, Cockermouth.

£20 or more

1 to 1 Rugby Skills Coaching Session

45 min session for a player aged 6 plus who would like to work with a club coach to improve their rugby skills and game understanding

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Small group (up to 4 players) Football Coaching

45 min session for players aged 6 plus who would like to work with a Cockermouth Football Senior Club coach to improve their football skills and game understanding. Groups of up to 4 allowed.

£25 or more

0 of 10 claimed

30% discount - 'Introduction to archery' course

Do you want to have a better aim than Robin Hood? Spend six sessions at Grasmoor Sports Complex with one of the coaches from Cockermouth Company of Archers. Fantastic opportunity to try out a new sport with no pressure to join if it's not for. Your contact details will be passed to the club who will be in touch to organise the course.

£30 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Family Sports and Physical Activity Session

Spend some quality time with your family taking part in some fun sport games and physical activities with a Chance Camp coach. The session will take place at CRUFC and last one hour. Bookings can either be an evening or weekend.

£40 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Fresh milk on your doorstep daily for a month

You will get a months worth of milk delivered to your doorstep by Moomans Milk Delivery Service. This will be 60 pints, giving you a 20% discount.

£45 or more

5 of 8 claimed

Match Ball Sponsor

10 % discount on match ball sponsors for the 2021- 2022 season. Have the match ball presented to you after the game. Publicity will be given pre game via club website and social media.

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Football Team coaching session

The coaches of Cockermouth Senior Football Club, Simon Taylor and Mike Brelsford have kindly offered a football coaching session for a full team. This will give your players some new ideas and ways of thinking about the game and coaches a chance to stand back and observe their players in training.

£200 or more

Sponsorship Board

Have your business advertised on the rugby pitch which gives you promotion to hundreds of people every weekend and regional coverage with teams visiting from all over the North of Engalnd,

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Boot Camp with Invictus Games Champ Luke Reeson

A fantastic fitness boot camp opportunity with club fitness and conditioning coach Luke Reeson. The boot camp will be for up to 10 people and will be a great physical and mental challenge for you to complete the session. Train with the best.

£210 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Weekend Winter Break for 2 adults and 2 kids

Thanks to club stalwarts Steve and Sandra Stainton for offering their newly renovated 1 bedroom cottage, situated on Challoner Street, just of the towns Main Street. With a 30% discount, this would be an ideal weekend to explore our lovely town and surrounding areas.

£350 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Sponsored Goal Post Protectors

Get your business excellent coverage with your business name and logo printed on a brand new set of goal post (4) protectors. We have 3 pitches available for sponrship.

£500 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Multi Use Games Area Sponsor Board

Our largest boards these give your business great exposure as they will have prominent position to all arrivals to the club. They will be fixed to the external fence of the Multi Use Games Area which faces the entrance to the clubs car park. This will pay for your first year and second year free.

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Head line Sponsor of Cockermouth Festival of Sport

Would your business like to be the headline sponsor of a Cockermouth Sports Festival which would take place over a full weekend. The festival would bring together the voluntary and professional sports sector to provide competitive and non competitive sporting and physical activity opportunities for families.

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Club Snoode

Fantastic yellow and black snoodes which will give you extra warmth to your winter outfits and can be used as masks. Club logo and name included on the snoode.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

CRUFC Bobble Hat

We have one black hat left which has our yellow logo on and a yellow and black bobble. Get your pledge in quick to secure this reward

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Baseball Cap

We have one black baseball cap left which has our yellow logo on the front. Get your pledge in quick to secure this reward

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed


Try an acupuncture session for relaxation or pain relief with club physio Rob Barton.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

One day experience on a modern dairy farm

Spend a day at a local farm in the Wigton area. Experience the daily routine including milking cows, calving cows and feeding calves. A unique and insightful offer.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Luxury Cheese Hamper - 30 % discount

Thanks to Mark Lee at Torpenhow Cheese Company for offering one Luxury Cheese Hamper at 30% discount. For more information visit "DELICIOUS CUMBRIAN CHEESES DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR FROM OUR ORGANIC FAMILY FARM". You will need to collect this reward from them.

£75 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Chance Camp School Holiday Programme Reward

Save 25% on your child's place at Summer Chance Camp 2021 at Cockermouth RUFC

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