Hitting a 6 for Equality and Sustainability

by Betley CC in Crewe, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £15,364

Gift Aid
+ est. £1644.25
£17,500 stretch target 14 days left
102% 110 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 16th March 2024 at 8:00am

Betley CC is aiming to raise £15,000 to secure the future of our club, improve sustainability and launch our Women's cricket teams.

by Betley CC in Crewe, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Improve ground facilities including potentially drainage.

Calling all cricket lovers, community champions, and equality enthusiasts!

Betley Cricket Club is hitting a boundary for inclusivity and sustainability, and we need your help to score the winning runs. We're 1705080096_junior-league-winners.jpgaiming for £15,000 through this crowdfunding campaign to upgrade our facilities, empower women in cricket, and become a greener club for everyone.

Who Are we?

Betley Cricket Club have been a central part of our local community for 177 years.  We pride ourselves in a being a diverse and inclusive cricket club and an active part of the local community. This includes rural Staffordshire and the inner city regeneration areas of Stoke, Crewe, Burslem and Silverdale. Our junior teams comprise both girls and boys of all ages and abilities with junior training being led by Warren Mellor and have had the pleasure of hosting the Staffordshire Disability Team. 

Community Support:

The club has been one of the key providers of sport in the community and grown our junior section considerably since COVID.  We support the local primary school with facilities for Track and Field and have a range of coaching groups, all run by qualified volunteers.  Through our sponsors we have been able to provide free kits and equipment to ensure no one is excluded for financial reasons - so important with the current cost of living crisis.

Why are we fundraising?

From Cup Winners to Champions of Change:

1705080076_adult-cup-winners.jpgBetley CC isn't just about smashing sixes! Our adult teams stormed 2023, clinching both the league and cup titles. Our junior teams performed brilliantly with the u10’s winning their league and many personal player accolades – all for players who were introduced to the game post COVID by our fantastic volunteer coaches and helpers. Now, we're aiming for a different kind of victory: making cricket accessible and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender or ability.

Challenge? Caught Short!

1705170597_toilets.jpgLike many, we're facing the rising cost of living and crippling energy bills. While our current teams flourish on the pitch, our changing facilities, particularly for women and disabled players, need crucial upgrades. At present, we are unable to easily accommodate families and individuals with accessibility requirements - something we are separate to address.  This will aid our support for the Staffordshire Disability Cricket Team - who we are proud to host annually.

 Additionally, skyrocketing power costs (annual electricity bill has increased 4-fold) threaten our future and we are in desperate need of a new outfield mower to ensure the games continue!

How we will spend the Money?

The Winning Innings:

This is where you come in! Your generous pledge will help us hit three boundaries for a brighter future:

Staffordshire Disability Walking Cricket Team1. Wicket for Equality: We'll create welcoming and accessible female and disabled toilet and changing facilities, encouraging more women and diverse players to join the crease. 

At present we have been hosting the Staffordshire Disability ‘walking’ cricket group.  This has previously been once a year – although this year we are likely to host a good proportion of their  games.  Betley is perfectly placed for Staffordshire and Shropshire so they are very keen to use the ground.

 The changes we are looking to make would open up further opportunities for this partnership, with other Disability teams enabled to use the facilities (at present you have to be walking mobile to use toilets).

2. Power Play for Sustainability: We'll invest in energy-efficient solutions, like solar panels and LED lighting, saving money and reducing our carbon footprint.

3. Empowering females in Sport: With improved facilities and support, we'll finally establish dedicated women's cricket teams, opening the door for future generations of female cric1705334413_mvwa2079_(2).jpgketers. Our initial target is to establish our own womens softball team with 20 new members plus running an 8-team softball festival during the summer.  Our 3-year plan is to have 2 womens teams playing summer outdoor, and winter indoor matches with 3 softball tournaments each summer.

Every Pound a Run Closer:

No donation is too small! Whether you're a cricket die-hard, a loca1705334464_bar-sun-down.jpgl supporter, or simply someone who believes in equality and sustainability, your contribution will help us bat for a better future.

Join us on this exciting journey! Donate today and help Betley CC hit a six for inclusivity, sustainability, and a thriving cricket community for all.

Together, we can make Betley CC a champion not just on the pitch, but in the hearts of everyone who loves the game!

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!

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!


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

£80 or more

Annual Senior Players Membership

Pay your membership fees for the coming season

£5 or more

Annual Social Membership

Individuals (non-playing members) who pledge £5 can benefit from family social membership for 12 months.

£5 or more

Prize Draw tickets (afternoon tea)

5 Prize draw tickets to win afternoon tea from the local Betley Tea Rooms. This reward is worth £25 and allows you to treat yourself plus one other person to a relaxing cream tea curtesy of our local friends at the Betley Tea Rooms!

£5 or more

Prize Draw tickets (Betley Show)

5 Draw tickets for a chance to win a family ticket to the 2024 Betley Show! Betley Show is a traditional family, fun day out with many varied and interesting exhibits and activities for young and old hosted on the 3rd August. A family ticket is worth £25. For more go to https://www.betleyshow.com/

£5 or more

Prize Draw tickets (Betley Fireworks)

One of the biggest bonfires in the UK along with a spectacular fireworks display is back for 2024!!! Run entirely by volunteers, raising lots of funds for local clubs, charities and good causes. 5 tickets for the prize draw for a family of 4 ticket to the Betley Bonfire in 2024 (worth up to £40)

£5 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Sweet Treats!

Treat yourself - you deserve it! Indulge in some of the finest locally produced cheesecakes and celebration cakes. Whether you fancy a treat after a long week or want the perfect chocolate cake overload for a special birthday, this is for you! Receive £10 off orders of £50 or more when you pledge to support us thanks to 'Kays Sweet Treat' https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554374684168

£10 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Reduced Osteopath Appointment

Trusted Betley business 'Osteopathy Works' (http://www.osteopathyworks.co.uk/) are offering a half price consultation (RRP £47.50) when you pledge £10. Osteopathy Works is an established osteopathic practise, based in the south east Cheshire town of Betley. Trusted by national standard athletes, Premier League footballers, kayakers, farmers, GPs, businessmen and women and more!

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Canine Health Check

Claim a Canine Health check with Pool Farm Vets when you book your dogs booster jabs. RRP £17.50 Pool Farm Vets are an enthusiastic, caring, forward thinking small animal and equine veterinary practice based in the small village of Betley, Cheshire. Everyone at Pool Farm Veterinary Surgery will strive to provide the best care and attention for both you and your pets.

£15 or more

Betley Playing Cap

Pledge £15 and receive a Betley Playing Cap

£25 or more

Bar Voucher

A voucher for a crate of 6 bottles of beer to be redeemed in one evening.

£30 or more

Annual Junior Membership

Pay your junior crickets membership for the 2024 season

£40 or more

Indoor Coaching Voucher

Individuals who pledge this can redeem a coaching voucher for indoor training. (RRP £50)

£50 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Club Hire Voucher (Social)

Gives private use of our club for one evening in the 2024 calendar year (bar / kitchen support not included)

£200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Banner Advertising

Local businesses pledging can arrange a banner advert on the ground as well as feature in all our social media campaigns.

£300 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Event Sponsor

Businesses who pledge £300 can benefit from sponsoring one of our events. This includes a 12 month banner advert plus 10 tickets for a single event

£300 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Coaching Sponsor

Businesses pledging £300 can benefit by sponsoring a level 2 coach for junior training. This includes 10 event tickets in 2022.

£800 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Main Ground Sponsors

Business who pledges £750.00 can benefit from a ground sponsorship including: Social Media Coverage 1 In Ground Banner Advert 1 Main Banner on Clubhouse Event Tickets (5 per event)

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Training Kit Sponsor

Businesses pledging £1000 can benefit by having their logo on all Betley CC training Kit.

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