New Mills Cricket Club Ground Equipment Fundraiser

by Jack Hadfield in High Peak, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,404

£20,000 target 39 days left
7% 34 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 22nd May 2024 at 6:08pm

Raising funds for ground equipment, to ensure we can continue to provide an affordable sporting facility for the local community.

by Jack Hadfield in High Peak, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

**ATTENTION** - At Checkout for a donation Crowdfunder will automatically select a 20% tip. If you wish to remove this you will need to click 'enter a custom amount' then type £0.00. None of this tip money will go to the Cricket Club. 


Who are we? 

New Mills Cricket Club is a friendly, diverse and volunteer run community sports club offering affordable and inclusive sport to New Mills and the High Peak area.

Our cricket section consists of 3 Senior weekend teams, a Womens hard ball and soft ball team, and Junior teams from age 9 to 19. We provide a sustainable, safe, family friendly and welcoming club environment and are proud to be at the heart of our local community. We believe that’s what makes our club so special to our members and visitors.

Why are we crowdfunding?

New Mills Cricket Club is embarking on a crowdfunding campaign to secure funds for essential new ground equipment. We are very lucky to have several hardworking volunteers that do a very good job in maintaining our ground. However, despite the many hours of their time they give back to the local community, most of our equipment is decades old and unfortunately no longer up to the task. With a significant rise in participation, particularly within our Junior and Women's sections, our ground is now in use 7 days a weeks during the summer season. It is therefore more important than ever that we look after our pitch facilities to ensure we can continue to grow the game of cricket in New Mills and offer affordable sport to all.

The most pressing purchase that we require, is a new wicket roller. Unfortunately, at the end of the 2023 season, our old diesel roller finally packed in after many years of service. It is imperative that a new roller is purchased as soon as possible for us to be able to fulfil our fixtures for the 2024 season. For those that don’t know, a cricket wicket must be rolled before a match to ensure a consistent bounce and the safety of the batsmen. To put it simply, without the purchase of a new roller, we will not be able to play cricket in 2024.

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This will be our second Crowdfunder campaign, following a successful one in 2021 that saw us raise over £20,000+ over 42 days. The money raised ensured the clubs future, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused us to lose the majority of our income in 2020, and provided a springboard for us to go from strength to strength over the last few years. Since then, we’ve seen the creation of our first Women’s team, enjoyed on field success with our junior teams, and invested in improvements to our pavilion bar, access road and new LED Scoreboard (See below photos)

The campaign was such a success and was so well supported by not only our members, but local businesses and community, that we are going to give it another go in 2024! We are therefore attempting to again raise £20,000 through crowdfunding, to purchase new ground equipment. Your generous support will enable us to uphold our commitment to providing accessible cricket for all members of our community for decades to come.                                                                             Pictures below of recent improvements / investments from the 2021 Crowdfunder.                                                                                                                              Before                                                 After           

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How we’ll spend the money raised

A summary of how we intend to spend the money raised:

-    New Roller: £13,500.00

-    Wicket Mower with Verticutter attachment: £3,000.00

-    Start of Season Ground Maintenance: £2,000.00

-    Outfield Mower Maintenance / Blade Sharpening: £1,000.00

-    Start of Season Ground Weed & Feed: £500.00

-    Total: £20,000.00

What Do We Offer Our Local Community

Below are just a few examples of the many events we have put on for people in the local community over the last couple of years:

July 2022, we hosted the Bissenden Cup Final (The 1XI cup final for our league), and made it a whole town affair. The weather was perfect and we had many in attendance enjoying their surroundings, a pizza van, ice cream van, prize raffle and drink offers. A great day was had by all.

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July 2023 marked our 7th Annual Golf Day. A very special event this year in memory of our close friend Hayden Marsh!!

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July 2023 also marked the reintroduction of an old favourite with a Fundraiser Race Night hosted by our very own Noah Smith. The night was a great success, and we hope to follow this up with another in 2024.

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Every season culminates with our well attended and highly anticipated Junior Presentation Evenings with our Junior section continuing to go from strength to strength, year on year!!

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We continued our tradition of hosting and playing in Ladies Soft Ball tournaments!! 

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We hosted a Charity Raffle to raise money for a very worthwhile cause, raising over £500. Well done Tom Boardman.

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We raised money for Alopecia UK, a charity close to the hearts of all our members. A special thanks to Julie Markham-Smith for the handmade gonks and sweet bottles!!

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Quizit New Mills made its return to New Mills Cricket Club, with 2 quizzes hosted in our clubhouse!! Both very well attended with over 70 in attendance.

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We introduced our first ever Social Team, giving anyone in the local community a chance to give cricket a go!!

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And invited Local Businesses down to the club to provide refreshments to our supporters!!

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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!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

See our Rewards section where there are many different ways you can support us. If we raise enough money Sport England will match donations.

So whether you can afford £5, £10 or £50, please donate as much as you can to aid our cause and ensure that New Mills Cricket Club is around for future generations to enjoy.

Please give generously

Thanks, from all at New Mills Cricket Club.

Rewards

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

£500 or more

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£500 - Lifetime Cricket Membership

For a £500 donation, you will receive a lifetime cricket membership

£3 or more

£3.00 - Every Little Helps

A £3.00 donation helps us towards our minimum number of 100 supporters!!

£3 or more

16 of 40 claimed

£3 - Sponsor a horse!! Noahs Race Night 27th April

Sponsor a horse for Noahs Race Night on Saturday 27th April. Name your horse and receive a prize if your horse wins!! Buy as many horses as you want!! Then make sure you come down to the club on the night to cheer your horse on!!

£7 or more

£7.00 - Winter Training at King's Macc

£7 per session for winter training at King's Macclesfield. Slight increase in price to reflect the next 2 sessions are 2 hours. 9th April 6pm to 8pm / 16th April 7pm to 9pm

£10 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£10 - Junior Match Ball Sponsor

For a £10 donation, you will sponsor a match ball for one of our junior fixtures and advertised on our social media pages. Let us know which age group you'd like to sponsor.

£10 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£10 - 1 Hours Tennis Court Hire

In return for a £10 donation, you will receive 1 Hours Tennis Court Hire at New Mills Tennis Club

£10 or more

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£10 - 1 Hour Crown Green Bowls

In return for a £10 donation, you will receive an hour of bowls on our Crown Green Bowling Green

£10 or more

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£10 - Sponsored Car Wash from our Junior Members

£10 - Sponsored Car Wash from our Junior Members We'll arrange a day at the club in May / June.

£10 or more

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£10 - Receive a £15 voucher for the Rock Tavern

In return for a £10 donation, you will receive a £15 voucher for use at the Rock Tavern, New Mills.

£10 or more

1 of 24 claimed

£10- Entry into NMCC Euro 2024 Football Sweepstake

For a £10 donation, you will be entered into the New Mills Cricket Club Euro 2024 Football Sweepstake. Should all 24 tickets be sold - Prizes will be as follows: 1st - £80 2nd - £40 3rd - £20 Donation to NMCC - £100

£15 or more

£15 - Social Membership (£20 RRP)

For a £15 donation, you will receive a Club Social Membership entitling you to members drink prices in our bar.

£20 or more

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£20 - Receive a £25 Bar Voucher

For a donation of £20, you will receive a £25 bar voucher for use in 2024 at the Cricket Club. Must all be used on the same day.

£20 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£20 - Private 1 Hour Coaching

For a £20 donation, you will receive 1 hours 1 to 1 private coaching with our 2024 Australian Overseas Pro!! Adults and children welcome.

£25 or more

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£25 - Senior Match Ball Sponsorship

For a £25 donation, you can sponsor a match ball for one of our Senior Fixtures. This will be advertised on our social media pages and your name put up in bright lights on a LED scoreboard during the match.

£25 or more

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£25 - Sponsor a race!! Noahs Race Night 27th April

Sponsor a race for Noahs Race Night on Saturday 27th April. Sponsor the race with the name of your business, or maybe you have an idea for a funny race name!! Then make sure you come down to the club on the night to see who wins your race!!

£35 or more

£35 - Under 9's Junior Membership 2024 (£40 RRP)

In return for a £35 donation, you will receive a 2024 Under 9's Junior Membership

£50 or more

£50 - Womens Membership 2024 (£60 RRP)

In return for a £50 donation you will receive a 2024 Womens Membership

£50 or more

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£50 - 4ball round of golf at New Mills Golf Club

In return for a £50 donation, you will receive a Fourball voucher for a round of golf at New Mills Golf Club. Courtesy of Sam Shaw.

£60 or more

£60 - (U11 to U17)Junior Membership 2024 (£70 RRP)

In return for a £60 donation, you will receive a 2024 Junior Membership.

£70 or more

£70 - Senior Membership 2024 (£80 RRP)

A £70 donation will get you a senior cricket membership for 2024

£100 or more

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£100 - Facilities Hire of Clubhouse (£150 RRP)

In return for a £100 donation, you will receive hire of our clubhouse for a function. Exact nature of function, time and date to be agreed with the club beforehand. You will also be credited with a £100 bar tab.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

TBC - Sweetmore & Firth Bespoke Shoes voucher

Do Not Purchase Yet - TBC Voucher for use at bespoke local shoemaker 'Sweetmore & Firth' https://sweetmorefirth.co.uk/

£140 or more

£140 - Family Membership 2024 (£150 RRP)

In return for a £140 donation, you will receive a 2024 Family Membership (2 Adults, 2 Children)

£140 or more

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£140 - Team in our Annual 'HAM' Golf Day Date TBC

Enter a Fourball Team into our annual 'HAM' Golf Day. Entrance includes your round of golf at New Mills Golf Club, a bacon butty on arrival, food after the golf back at the cricket club, and also many prizes on offer.

£200 or more

£200 - Advertising Board For Local Business

In return for a £200 donation, Local Businesses can place an advertising board at the side of our ground. We have over 250 visitors a week from Mid April until September and your advertisement will be visible to all players, parents and spectators.

£240 or more

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£240 - 1 Days Professional Gardening (£300RRP)

For a £240 donation, you will receive 1 Days professional gardening from one of our 1st team cricketers Danny Holmes.

£5 or more

18 of 18 claimed

£5 - Winter Training at King's Macc

£5 per session for winter training at King's Macclesfield. 2nd April 7pm to 8pm 9th April 6pm to 8pm 16th April 7pm to 9pm

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 - A Tavola Gastronomia Siciliana £50 Voucher

In return for a £30 donation you will receive a £50 voucher for use at A Tavola Gastronomia Siciliana Restaurant, New Mills

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