Earley Cricket Club Pavilion

by Surendranath Machupalli in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £8,541

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £1682.25
£40,000 target 25 days left
21% 73 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 19th March 2024 at 11:06am

Our aim is to have a basic pavilion for players and spectators with comfortable seating, savour the thrill of the game and socialise

by Surendranath Machupalli in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Earley Cricket Club

We are Earley Cricket Club in Reading started in 2007. The club is run by passionate volunteers, we have 50+ members from different age groups, ethnicity, and backgrounds. Our cricket club is not just a sports facility; it's a haven for camaraderie, a breeding ground for talent - some of the kids who started their journey here are playing county level cricket now, and a place where memories are made. We currently run the following teams:

  • 2 Saturday League teams and 1 Sunday friendly
  • 1 midweek team
  • We are also starting a women's team from next year (2024). 

Message from one of the members of Women's cricket team

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What we need funding for?

Our club is run by the funds raised through memberships and fundraising events. In the last few years, we invested the money raised on Cricket pitch, nets, lawn mover, roller, pitch covers, shed etc.

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Our club doesn't have a pavilion. When it rains or when its too hot etc. then there is nothing to protect members or spectators from the hot sun or rain apart from shed. This also impacts our club reputation and attracting new talent.

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Why a Pavilion?

Player Comfort: A pavilion provides our players with the facilities for changing and spaces to strategize and unwind. It will also improve the reputation of the club and attract new talent.

Spectator Experience: For our supporters, a pavilion means comfortable seating, a place to savour the thrill of the game, and a hub for socializing.

Community Hub: Beyond the game, our pavilion will serve as a community hub for any future fund rising events like soft ball tournaments we have been conducting past few years and activities that strengthen the bonds that make our club a family.

How we’ll spend the money raised

We would like to invest in a pavilion that can provide basic facilities for players and spectators. 

High level design of the pavilion below:

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Location of the pavilion:

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We will initiate the Planning permission application process with local council as soon as we have a clear picture of the available funds.

How much will it cost?

Estimated cost of the project is approximately £40,000. As a part of this campaign we trying to raise through grants, member donations and this crowdfunding appeal

Community impact

This new facility will help us retain players, attract and encourage new players to join the club and local residents come and watch and support their local team. Local sports help build personal confidence, community engagement and a sense of belonging and security, especially for local young people. 

How you can you help

We are reaching out to each one of you, our community, to be part of this journey. Your support is invaluable, and every contribution brings us closer to our goal. There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

Individual Contributions: No amount is too small. Your individual contributions, combined, can make a significant impact.

In-Kind Donations: Contributions in the form of materials, equipment, or services are also crucial in making our vision a reality.

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.

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!

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Rewards

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

£6 or more

3 of 40 claimed

Join team outdoor nets in Summer in Earley Club

Join our team outdoor nets for practice in Earley Cricket Club. Usually happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 PM. This is normally available only for members of the club. RRP is 8 £ and you save 2 £ if you buy this reward.

£8 or more

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Indoor Winter nets Reward

Join our team indoor nets in Blue Coat school in Reading. RRP is 10 £ and you save 2 £ if you buy this reward.

£10 or more

10% off on purchases from Cakes and Creams

Please check below website on what Cake and Cream offer: https://cakecream.uk/ The variety of Cake and Cream offerings is impressive

£15 or more

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Outdoor nets per person for an hour

Outdoor nets for an hour in Summer. This is not shared with any other members, just you and who ever you bring. On weekends or evenings after 5 from May till Sep. Please contact us for availability. RRP is 20 £ and you save 5 £ if you buy this reward.

£20 or more

5% off on purchases from HK Superstore

Minimum spend of 20 applies https://www.hksuperstore.co.uk/ Please visit the site to see what the store has to offer, food, grocery, home needs etc.

£20 or more

20% off on orders above £20

Order from one of the famous Pizza places in Earley and get a 20% discount. What are you waiting for? Click the link below: https://newmilanoz.co.uk/order-now

£25 or more

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Ticket for launch party

Ticket for launch party. Drinks and food will be provided.

£35 or more

1 of 10 claimed

1 hr Batting coaching in Summer per person

1 hr Batting coaching in our outdoor nets in Summer. RRP is 40 £ and you save 5 £ if you buy this reward.

£35 or more

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1 hr Bowling coaching in Summer per person

1 hr Bowling coaching in our outdoor nets in Summer. RRP is 40 £ and you save 5 £ if you buy this reward.

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