Keep the Lights on!

by York RI in York, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th April 2023 we successfully raised £26,662 ( + est. £1390.75 Gift Aid ) with 210 supporters in 35 days

Upgrade LED floodlights across the site and start project to install Solar Panels at New Lane to help us to become sustainable for members.

by York RI in York, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

PLEASE KEEP DONATING. The project we're planning allows us to scale up the number of lights we'll be able to renovate. The more donations, the more lights, and the bigger the savings for New Lane. Below you can sponsor an LED Bulb for £150 which will then be match funded (£300 RRP)

The aim is to fully replace as many pitches worth of floodlights with LED heads as we can afford within the funds and start the work to allow us to install photovoltaic panels.


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1675179675_new_lane_icon.jpgWHO WE ARE?

New Lane, Holgate is home to a fantastic community sports club1675180413_footballer_boy.png with Rugby, Football and Netball to name a few of the sports that call the pitches and fantastic clubhouse, home. We look to keep membership prices affordable and the sports inclusive so that we can serve the whole community with excellent sporting opportunities.

1675180447_netballer.pngWHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING?

Like many other organisations, the club is being hugely hit by the price increases relating to the cost of living crisis. Over the past few years we have been exploring various options for replacing our current expensive floodlights with LED floodlights, sadly this now seems even more unattainable, due to the increase in material costs involved in completing such a project. One of our pitches has had to be completely switched off this year because of the safety (linked to age) of the lights and the cost of the electricity associated.

1675179053_img_3833.jpgThis has impacted a lot of teams during these autumnal/winter months. We have 1000's of young people and adults using our facilities each week and think we may be at a safety tipping point of being able to continue to provide some of these services. We really don't want to have to reduce the time allowed on our site based on keeping the lights on or turning them off.

The last thing we want to have to do is increase our membership payments to the point that families and individuals are paying to simply cover the rising costs!

1675180435_rugby_girl.pngHOW WE'LL SPEND THE FUNDS

1675179357_img_3690.jpgReplace our current floodlights with LED energy efficient heads and new stands would significantly reduce the costs to all sections of the club. Also, installing Solar Panels on the roof of the clubhouse with battery storage to ensure we can power the lights and clubhouse sustainably would be a significant improvement. This would also allow us to offer more sport on the pitches throughout the year, particularly to our open-age women's teams, inclusive rugby and junior girls' teams who play on-site during these months. Currently, it's not safe for them to be playing as it gets darker, meaning this cost of hiring other facilities impacts the inclusivity of the sessions.

We 1675180488_18952920_10155395308871726_5018110365946298660_n.jpgwould require funding for the actual stands and heads but also the electrical work to install. Depending on the heads we replace this may require planning permissions. This is a significant project but will have a huge impact on a community which benefits from this historic site of sport. This is a match-funding campaign so every £1 you spend will be immediately matched by Aviva and M&S. We also have Sport England agreed to support the campaign if we reach our target. So, please give generously!! 

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We're aiming to initially raise around £20,000 to go alongside other fundraising that the club have been involved in to ensure we can replace as many of the old and expensive floodlights as possible. The quotes we have currently acquired give us a good indication to start with around a per-light and per-pitch approach. Although there will be further costs around the groundwork, every penny raised will go to improving the outdated equipment and subsequent energy costs.

INSPIRED BY COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022

1677857623_img_3934.jpgMany of our participants celebrated a fantastic festival of sport in Birmingham last summer. Lots of the different sections made their way down the midlands and came back inspired to play more sports and get involved locally. This has meant an increase in interest in grassroots sport locally, 1677857644_img_4009.jpgand with Netball and Rugby 7's being 2 of the key sport of the Commonwealth games, we want to make sure we can offer this facility all year round. Birmingham was an incredible inspiration to us locally and nationally to embrace sport as part of our everyday.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target and make this project a reality.

1678113128_pledge1.png1. Make a pledge. Give what you can to help us achieve our goal together. If we all give a little as a community we can achieve a lot. We prove that every week on and off the pitch/court.

1678113240_pledge2.png2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world why they should get behind us! If you know someone who loves sport then perhaps they could help us.

1678113461_pledge3.png3. Offer rewards. Do you run a local business? Would you like to be included in our list of rewards below by donating things we can offer to other donors? Email [email protected] if you have ideas of something you could donate. The more the merrier.

WHAT REWARDS ARE AVAILABLE?

While stocks last - check the availability.

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Rewards

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

£15 or more

2 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward - Enamel Pin Badge

1 x Enamel Club Pin Badge (Netball or Rugby or Football). Limited edition enamel pins, wear your club badge with pride in both formal or sporting occasions. Donate while stocks last.

£5 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£5 Reward - Vinyl Sticker

1 x Vinyl Club Sticker (Netball or Rugby or Football) [75mmx75mm] Really want to support the campaign? A £5 donation is a great way to give a little and we'll reward you with a limited edition sticker of your chosen club. While stocks last!

£8 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£8 Reward - 3Q Voucher

£10 - 3Q York RI AFC Club Store Voucher. We changed our kit supplier in September 2022 to 3Q and they have been a fabulous company to partner with. They've kindly donated some club store vouchers. (Visit store here: https://www.3qsports.co.uk/york-ri)

£9 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Stanno T-shirt 6/7

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Prestige T-shirt (RRP. £15) Size: 6/7 years

£9 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Stanno T-shirt 9/10

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Prestige T-shirt (RRP. £15) Size: 9/10 years

£9 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Stanno T-shirt 11/12

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Prestige T-shirt (RRP. £15) Size: 11/12 years

£14 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Stanno Zip Top age 6/7

York RI AFC Customised Stanno 1/4 Zip Top (RRP. £19) Size: 6/7 years

£17 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Stanno Jacket 6/7

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Centro Jacket (RRP. £25) Size: 6/7yrs

£17 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Stanno Jacket age 7/8

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Centro Jacket (RRP. £27) Size: 7/8yrs

£17 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Stanno Jacket age /10

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Centro Jacket (RRP. £27) Size: 9/10yrs

£25 or more

21 of 35 claimed

£25 Reward- Classic LNER Shirts

1 x York RI AFC LNER Centenary Shirt (Choice of shirt size will be determined after the campaign finishes - available Junior Sizes: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 OR Adult Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

3 Month Feel Electric Package

1 x 3 Month Supercharged Feel Electric EMS Training Package (RRP. £910) With any other package, members only receive 1-2 sessions a week, the Supercharged Package is a great opportunity for people to get the best out of EMS training by visiting us upto 3 times a week, Very kindly donated by Feel Electric (https://feel-electric.com/studios/york-acomb-yo24/)

£35 or more

0 of 10 claimed

2 X JUNIOR Classic LNER Shirts

2 x JUNIOR SIZES ONLY York RI AFC LNER Centenary Shirt (Choice of shirt size will be determined after the campaign finishes - available Junior Sizes: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16)

£50 or more

8 of 15 claimed

£50 Reward

2 x York RI AFC LNER Centenary Shirts AND 2 x Enamel Club Pin Badge (York RI AFC)

£100 or more

2 of 3 claimed

£100 Reward - Photoshoot

Voucher for a one-hour Photography Session for your sporting team, including team and individual portrait photos. The voucher includes a high-quality individual portrait photo print for each player and a digital copy of the squad photo.

£150 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£150 Reward - Sponsor a Bulb

Sponsor one of the NEW bulbs that will be part of the LED floodlight installations. Your £150 donation will be doubled. As a thank you we'll feature your business in our post-campaign communications.

£250 or more

6 of 10 claimed

£250 Reward - Advertising Billboard

1 x Business advertising billboard to be displayed at New Lane for a minimum of two years. This reward includes the printing of the board, assistance with design work and fitting of the board at New Lane which will be seen by thousands of people each week. (Normal cost £300)

£400 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£400 Reward - Memorial Bench

A wooden memorial bench to be installed at New Lane at a location in consultation with the New Lane Manger. The bench will come with a personalised plaque which you can engrave with a message of your choice. A perfect lasting memorial to any former player or supporter.

£2 or more

31 of 31 claimed

£2 Prize Entry - 1 x Custom York RI SUBBUTEO Team

PRIZE DRAW (£2 per entry) Winner receives 1 x Custom York RI Subbuteo Team. WINNER WILL CHOOSE - Male OR Female Team, Names and Numbers on Shirts, Sponsor on Shirt (10 Players +1 Goalkeeper) £2 per entry to the prize draw. *BONUS* - If ALL 75 tickets sell then two winners will be drawn. *Draw will take place Friday 31st March 2023*

£3 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Curious Candles Voucher

£10 Curious Candles Voucher (66% Off RRP). Curious Candles a local business has kindly donated some vouchers (www.curiouscandles.co.uk) * Curious Candles will also donate £1 for every candle sold if you quote 'YORK RI' when ordering during the campaign!*

£3 or more

65 of 65 claimed

£3 Prize Entry - Afternoon Tea for Two

PRIZE DRAW (£3 per entry) Afternoon Tea for Two at The Grand, York {MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL} Incredible afternoon tea in stunning surroundings, £3 per entry to prize draw (RRP £69) The Grand has kindly donated this experience to support our campaign. (2 x The Grand Afternoon Tea - https://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Afternoon-Tea-Menu-Feb.pdf) *Draw will take place Friday 17th 2023 pre-Mother’s Day, to assure time for gifting*

£7 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£7 Reward - Windmill Flour

5Kg bag of Holgate Windmill Strong Bread Flour (RRP. £7.50) - The Holgate windmill is such an iconic building in our community. They produce the very best of bread flours in the traditional way. Ideal for baking bread and even cakes.

£8 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£8 Reward - Crooked Tap Voucher

£10 Crooked Tap Gift Voucher. The fantastic Crooked Tap bar on Acomb Green has kindly donated some vouchers to help us achieve our goal. A fantastic stop-off for a pint of IPA! (https://thecrookedtap.com)

£8 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£8 Reward - Bluebird Bakery Voucher

£10 Bluebird Bakery Gift Voucher. It feels like Bluebird bakery has been part of Acomb forever. They always have an incredible selection of bread and that coffee!! (www.bluebirdbakery.co.uk/locations/acomb/)

£8 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£8 Reward - Greengrocer Voucher

£10 Acomb Greengrocer Gift Voucher. A permanent fixture on Acomb high street the Greengrocers were such a fabulous support to the community through the Pandemic and have kindly donated some vouchers to support our campaign. (https://the-greengrocer-of-acomb.business.site/)

£8 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£8 Reward - Tea on Green Voucher

£10 Tea on the Green Gift Voucher. The ever popular Tea on the Green is a family favourite. Delicious scones, cakes and deserts. They have kindly donated some vouchers to our campaign. (https://www.facebook.com/TeaOnTheGreenYork/)

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£10 Reward - Stanno T-shirt 7/8

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Prestige T-shirt (RRP. £15) Size: 7/8 years

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

York City V Halifax Town x 2 Tickets

2 x tickets in the WC stand for the York City match against Halifax Town. (RRP. £41) Date: Monday 10th April 2023 Kick Off: 3.00 pm Venue: LNER Community Stadium, Kathryn Avenue, York, YO32 9AF Number of Tickets: 2

£11 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£11 Reward - Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

1 x FAMILY DAY ADMISSION [2 Adults & 2 Children] to Askham Bryan Wildlife park (40% off RRP). Have some animal lovers in the house, and visit our fantastic local wildlife park at Askham Bryan with this Easter Holiday Voucher. (https://abcwildlifepark.co.uk/)

£12 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£12 Reward - Agility Voucher

£20 Agility Voucher (40% off RRP). Get the kids out and active this Easter with a fabulous voucher for Agility Indoor Fitness Park!(https://www.agilityparks.co.uk/)

£12 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£12 Reward - Puttstars Voucher

£20 Puttstars Voucher (40% off RRP). Needing to get some competition into your Easter Break, a perfect opportunity at Puttstars Mini Golf. (https://www.puttstars.co.uk/york)

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£12 Reward - Vue Cinema Voucher

£20 VueVoucher (40% off RRP). Grab a blockbuster this Easter. Perhaps catch up with the Oscar 2023 winners. (https://www.myvue.com/cinema/york/whats-on)

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£12 Reward - Art Camp Individual Full Day Pass

1 x FULL DAY PASS at Art Camp with the McGees (40% off RRP). *WHAT: We provide sketchbooks and guidance, harnessing new skills. *WHO: Run by Award-winning Qualified Teacher and BBC Judge ('Best House in Town') Greg McGee, with a team of teenage assistants. *WHERE: English Martyrs Church Hall, Dalton Terrace. *WHEN: Choose between Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April, 10am-3pm daily. (https://accordingtomcgee.com/products/art-camp)

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hoodie age 5/6

York RI AFC Customised Hoodie (RRP. £19) Size: 5/6 years

£13 or more

4 of 4 claimed

£13 Reward

1 x FULL DAY PASS at Ignite Sports Easter Club (50% off RRP). *WHAT: Fun games, sports, skills and activities planned to fully engage children from 5-12 years of age *WHO: Ignite Sports Coaching are Primary PE specialists, who have over 12 years of experience. *WHERE: Acomb Primary School, YO24 4ES *WHEN: Clubs start Monday 3rd April, 08:30 - 16:30. (see the full list of dates: https://ignitesportscoaching.co.uk/book-now/)

£13 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hoodie age 7/8

York RI AFC Customised Hoodie (RRP. £19) Size: 7/8 years

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward - Hoodie 7/8

York RI AFC Customised Hoodie (RRP. £19) Size: 7/8 years

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£15 Reward - Hoodie XL

York RI AFC Customised Hoodie (RRP. £22) Size: XL Adult

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£15 Reward - Massage Voucher

£30 MyTime Therapy Massage Voucher (50% off RRP) Who in your life deserves that special time to unwind? The fantastic MyTime Therapies have kindly donated some massage vouchers to support our campaign. (https://mytimetherapies.co.uk/)

£16 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£16 Reward - Stanno Zip Top 7/8

York RI AFC Customised Stanno 1/4 Zip Top (RRP. £19) Size: 7/8 years

£18 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£18 Reward - Hoodie L

York RI AFC Customised Hoodie (RRP. £22) Size: L Adult

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward - MyTimeTherapy Treatment Voucher

£30 MyTimeTherapy Gift Voucher. {MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL} Who in your life deserves that special time to unwind? The fantastic MyTimeTherapies have kindly donated some vouchers to support our campaign. (Full list of treatments here - https://mytimetherapies.co.uk/) *If purchased pre Mother’s Day, we will do our best to deliver before the day*

£23 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£23 Reward - Stanno Jacket 7/8

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Centro Jacket (RRP. £27) Size: 7/8yrs

£23 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£23 Reward - Stanno Jacket 9/10

York RI AFC Customised Stanno Centro Jacket (RRP. £27) Size: 9/10yrs

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