Metheringham Squash Club - Looking to the Future

by Neil Reynolds in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th October 2022 we successfully raised £6,364 with 54 supporters in 56 days

The club is being hit with huge energy cost rises and we would like to install solar panels to combat this and ensure the future of the club

by Neil Reynolds in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Our first goal is installing solar panels. If we go beyond this, the ladies changing room and bar area are both well overdue improvement work

Who are we?

We are a small, rural, community based squash and social club, serving the local area for squash, racketball, gym classes and social events.  We have a growing junior training programme, but serve all ages and abilities.  We are run by a group of volunteers who feel the club is like a second home


If you'd like to have a look around the club, please click on the video link below ..

A quick video tour of the club

Community impact

The squash club has been part of the community and village life since the 1970's, serving the residents of Metheringham and the surrounding villages.  It is available for everyone to use as a sporting facility, but it also provides a friendly and welcoming social environment for events, functions or just an evening out.

We host other local groups who can use our facilities, such as the Co-op employees, a local fitness company and 2 local darts teams.

The club is also involved in local fundraising for the area, including a now annual beer fest, which last year provided funds for the local Scout group, the village swimming pool and a local nursery.


Why are we crowdfunding?

Owing to the restrictions over the last two years, opportunities to raise funds towards the club have been severely impacted.  We are facing really difficult times as the number of people using the club has been affected through Covid and we are facing spiraling energy costs which threaten our future.

We now have a plan in place to raise funds and become more sustainable so that we can spend less of our resources on energy we use and more on making our facilities as good as they can be and trying to ensure that the club will last for another 50 years.

There are more and more of these facilities closing all of the time and we need to ensure ours is not lost to the community. Many of the people now involved in running the club started here as juniors many years ago and we can't imagine not having it for future generations.

Our campaign has been featured by The Lincolnite.  Read all about it here ..

How we’ll spend the money raised

The money raised will pay for new solar panels on the rear roof.  These will link into the existing system providing hot water and heating for the club.  This will save us a huge amount in running costs in the years to come.


If we raise more than required, the ladies changing room needs some much needed improvements, having last been refurbished approximately 20 years ago.  It needs new showers, benches and a complete decoration and re-tile.

Thank you for your support...

You don't need to be a member to donate, we are encouraging the entire community to get involved - you could donate on behalf of your family, your business, school or organisation. We are looking for as many different contributions from within the community as possible.


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 and claim your reward. 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 yourself. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


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

£10 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Squash Ball or grip

One squash ball or racket grip - RRP £4

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Squash coaching

40 minute squash coaching session, with one of our England Squash accredited coaches - worth £20

£20 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Beer Fest ticket

Free entry to the Metheringham Beer Fest 2023 - worth £12. Donated by Meg Beer Fest

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Squash beginners course

6 session squash 101 beginner course for one person - worth £30

£20 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Racket re-stringing

Squash or racketball racket re-stringing. Worth £30. Donated by local company NG Strings

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Hair Cut & Finish

Look your best with a fresh Cut and Finish - worth £32 Kindly donated by Fran at Salon 32, our friendly village ladies & gents hair salon.

£40 or more

1 of 5 claimed

New Racket

New squash or racketball racket of your choice up to the value of £50

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Blankney Golf

A round of golf (18 holes) for 4 people. To be used Monday - Friday or Sunday afternoon - worth £120. Donated by Blankney Golf Club

£200 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Business advertising

We will advertise your business within the club, with large display boards on one of our courts and also on our social media pages. Normal cost £300

£1,000 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Architectural Services

Half price design and planning service for your home alterations, worth £1,500. Donated by local company XL Architects LLP.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sunday Dinner

Two course sunday carvery, for 2 people - worth £23. Donated by The Star & Garter.

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Home Improvements

Decoration of one room in your houses (approx 15ft x 15ft) - worth £180. Donated by R A Johnson & Son Ltd

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