Langford CC Nets Project

by Tom Stevens in Langford, England, United Kingdom

£26,918

raised so far

187

supporters

Langford CC are delighted to have the opportunity to build new nets at the club. To pull it off, we need to raise £20,000 with your help!

by Tom Stevens in Langford, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st April 2022 we'd raised £25,675 with 177 supporters in 68 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

The extra money will go towards:

1. Upgrading to a higher spec nets, guaranteeing a longer life

2. Helping to cover the maintenance costs of the nets for the next five years

3. Run additional training sessions for local schoolchildren to make sure the nets benefit as many people as possible! 


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Who are we?

Langford Cricket Club is a grassroots club, based on the outskirts of the Gloucestershire countryside. After the club folding in the early 2000's, we've grown from nothing into a thriving grass roots club & the hub of the local community for players and locals alike in just a decade. We're passionate about continuing to grow the club and offering cricket to absolutely everyone with our junior, ladies and men's sections. We want to create a sustainable future to ensure cricket for all our members in the long term. 

Our primary focus has always been on inclusion, welcoming new members of all abilities (including those who have no interest in playing), which we feel is particularly important in a rural, fairly isolated area, which is experiencing a significant drop in participation in local sport. 

We're expanding all the time and have hopes of expanding our ladies section and offering girls cricket in 2022, and already run a full juniors settings from u5s to u15s, along with 3 men's sides on a Saturday.

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What is the opportunity? 

Courtesy of our generous local farmer, we've now got the opportunity to build new brand new nets in a much better location. This will allow us to replace our old worn out nets that have served us well for so many years, but sadly are now not safe to continue using. After 13 years (they are designed for 10 years of use if well looked after) the current nets have certainly provided their fair share of enjoyment for everyone at the club, so it's vital we get new ones up and running to ensure everyone continues to enjoy using them. 

The Challenge:

The global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted fundraising at sports clubs up and down the country. Cricket was particularly badly hit, with the beginning of the season sadly coinciding with the height of the pandemic. Whilst we have worked tirelessly to minimise losses due to COVID-19, fundraising opportunities have been limited due to the on-going restrictions.

Sadly, our flagship fundraiser, the annual Langford Cricket Club Beer Festival, had to be cancelled in 2020 & 2021, wiping out vital income that the club usually relies on. Here's a taste of what we all missed this year...

How can you help us? 

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Our biggest challenge is to raise the £20,000 required that we need to be able to build our new nets in time for the 2022 season.   

We're looking for support to allow this amazing rural community-based club to continue to thrive and provide cricket for all ages, sexes and abilities with our ambitious ground expansion. We're particularly proud of the opportunities and focus the club gives younger people in a rural community. Our club has an amazing group of 16-25 year olds in both the men's and ladies section and our junior section from u9-u15 ensures this will continue to be the case over the coming years. Hear from Patrick below as to how LCC has helped him:

We're running two flagship fundraising initiatives which provide scope for everyone to show us support, whatever your financial constraints. 

1. Sponsor a fence post: 

  • All 162 fence posts that are going up along our brand-new 300m fence are up for grabs. 
  • For £25 you can get your name engraved, along with a quote of your choosing, on one our top of the range fence posts, that are guaranteed to be there for the next 20 years for everyone to admire! 
  • All our sponsors will get a shout out in our 2022 handbook, with the plaque on the fence post a proud reminder to the whole community of your support! 

2. Businesses looking to support community projects: 

  • We have a range of business sponsorships available that ensure your business gets exposure to not only our club membership, but also the wider community that congregates at Langford Cricket Club. We want to make sure you get a great return on your investment, with a commitment from the club to do all we can to engage with you & your business needs. 

3. And a range of limited time offers that will go live throughout the duration of the fundraise!

  • From haircuts to hedging, free gardening services to drinks subscriptions - keep your eyes peeled for new rewards throughout the project! 
  • A range of amazing local businesses have donated rewards, which means when you donate you get amazing prices, the local businesses get great exposure and we raise vital funds in the process... what's not to love! 

 

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And an added bonus.... 

As you some people may have seen from the donations section, Sport England have kindly donated £9,000 to the cause. The only caveat is we have to hit the full £20,000 mark or the donation is withdrawn - it's all or nothing!  

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We would love your support to allow our club to grow and fulfil the needs of the local community we serve! 

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£23 or more

LCC Dinner & Dance Night - Mamma Mia Themed!!!

The legendary LCC Dinner Dance returns for the first time since Covid and it's back with a bang! Saturday 5th March at Langford Village Hall - 7pm for 7.30. We have a greek themed evening with some incredible tribute acts, along with an amazing local caterer doing a lovely Greek dish, all included with your ticket price. Not one to be missed!

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Inspired by the story or even by Jack's attempt at batting for a whole 24 hours? Spare us a tenner to help LCC's dreams come true - everyone at the club will be hugely grateful. Every penny will be well spent, and will keep Jack going through the early hours of the morning, when every bone in his body will no doubt be telling him to give up!

£15 or more

Quiz & Chilli Night

A raucous evening of intense quizzing, great food and even better company. 7pm start, Saturday 16th April, with the ticket price at just £15 including food. Teams of up to 8 - feel free to turn up and join a team or get a group together and forma team of 4-8! Any questions just pop Jane Stevens a question or drop us a message on here. Happy quizzing!

£15 or more

LCC Race Night: Sat 19th Feb, Langford Village Hal

The inaugural LCC Race Night! Inspired by Cheltenham Races, or back yourself to pick a winner from nowhere? We're hosting a Race Night in the Langford Village Hall. 6.30pm start. Food included with the ticket a full bar on the night (inc draught beer). Watch some epic re-runs with the chance to win a host of awards!

£18 or more

U13 Winter Nets

Keen to get some winter training in? The U13s are running junior nets. This reward will get you access to the sessions on Tuesday nights - 18th Jan, 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 15th Feb and will support the club at the same time!

£18 or more

U15s Winter Nets

Keen to get some winter training in? The U15s are running junior nets. This reward will get you access to the sessions on Tuesday nights - 18th Jan, 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 15th Feb and will support the club at the same time!

£20 or more

Sponsor the LCC Cricket Club Cycle

At the end of February, LCC are cycling between every single club in the Cotswold District Cricket League... all in the name of raising money for the new nets! The peleton will be stopping off for a photo at each club, in the hope of raising the profile of grassroots cricket in the area and emphasising how much it can bring to the community. Any support for the initiative would be greatly appreciated!

£25 or more

£25 to Sponsor a Fence Post

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a plaque on one of our finest fence posts engraved with your name. Perfectly engraved, lasting a generation, and there for all to see each and every day at the club & on one of the most popular dog walks in Langford! Be sure to leave your name when donating, which will be used as the name we engrave onto the plaque.

£30 or more

Cricket Bat Refurbishment (RRP £50)

Local legend Steve FW is offering his bat-fixing services to three lucky donors. From a new toe guard, fresh coat of oil to a new splice or a corner of your bat that needs repairing, big Steve can cover it. Valid for one year from purchase!

£50 or more

LCC Player Sponsorship Scheme

For the first time ever LCC will be running our very own opportunity to sponsor a player for a season. It offers a chance to support your favourite LCC player and also favourite club. As a sponsor you receive: - Name/ Logo on weekly team sheets - Half page in LCC 2022 handbook - When player is MOTM - Instagram post with sponsors name. - Invitation to LCC Sponsors day at the start of the season with BBQ & Drinks.

£250 or more

Cut the Ribbon!

Cut the ribbon for the nets on the opening day of the 2022 season. This will be the first time the new nets will be used and promises to be a great day out for all the family. It might not be quite make the national news, but it will definitely be a great day out with all the community!

£800 or more

Business Nets Sponsor - Silver Package

We offering the chance for three businesses to take advantage of our silver sponsorship package, that centres around sponsoring one of the three net lanes, along with a one page feature in our 2022 handbook. You'll get a plaque that hangs from your chosen net for all to see. On top of this we offer a group from the business a VIP experience at our annual beer festival, involving food & drinks tokens and t-shirts.

£1,500 or more

Main Nets Sponsor - Gold Package

We're offering one lucky company the chance to be the lead sponsor of our brand new fence. This will involve an eye-catching centre piece plaque on entry to the nets, along with all the benefits outlined in the silver package. On top of this, the business will feature in the monthly club newsletter throughout the 2022 season, qualify for a free sponsorship of our annual beer festival and feature in the Chair's foreword in our members handbook.

£40 or more

HedgeXpress Voucher worth £50

Looking to use lockdown to improve the look of your back yard? We've kindly had 1 voucher donated to us by the lead local hedging supplier HedgeXpress. They offer anything from lavenders to laurels and can turn any garden into paradise!

£100 or more

A years drinks supply from Shandy Shack (RRP £275)

A range of delicious shandies delivered to your door every month for a year! Worth over £250, this is a bargain without any compromise on quality. Generously donated by Shandy Shack, a local business with grand ambition and a passion for supporting local community projects.

£100 or more

Sponsor a Style!

Fancy sponsoring something a bit more than a fence post? We have 6 beautiful styles around our ground which people hop over to get in and out of the club boundaries. Get the opportunity to bang your name, whether your a local business or just keen to support, and a tagline on a plaque for all to see for years to come! Be sure to drop us a message with your name and a short tagline you want to be engraved onto your plaque!

£200 or more

£200 Vice Presidency for Life

Join the list of club legends on the Vice-Presidency list with a super-generous donation, which will never be forgotten!

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