New Practice Nets for Corbridge Cricket Club

by Corbridge Cricket Club in Corbridge, Northumberland, United Kingdom

Total raised £22,798

raised so far

+ est. £2239.25 Gift Aid

158

supporters

We want to build new, better practice nets to help our players improve their cricket - especially our 185 girls and boys aged under 15.

by Corbridge Cricket Club in Corbridge, Northumberland, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th August 2023 we'd raised £22,051 with 156 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Please keep giving through crowdfunding if you can. This will make it less likely that the club will need to borrow money to make the nets project happen. 

The total cost of the project is £80,000, £65,000 for the nets, £15,000 for grounds stores. We now have £38,000 towards that including the money so far from crowdfunding.

We can borrow, but will have less money to spend on coaching programmes, equipment and the ground. 

We are applying  for grants to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), charitable trusts, and Councils, and will run events, to raise further funds. 


Who are we?

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We are a friendly and welcoming village cricket club where people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy playing, watching and volunteering. We have been going for 137 years now, over 120 of them on our lovely Stanners ground at Corbridge. We run 5 senior teams, including two womens' teams, and 5 junior teams including a girls team. We have an extensive coaching programme for our 185 junior players.

Our AllStars Coaching team and our women's softball team all love their cricket.....

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Our existing practice nets have served us well but are worn out and need to be replaced. 

Our costs are high and getting even higher with big increases in electricity and insurances this year. We could not operate fully during the pandemic so were not able to raise money then. We need to raise extra money to replace the nets and to improve the quality and size.  To give our players every opportunity to be the best they can be - especially our junior players.

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£80,000 to raise!

The total cost of our project is £80,000 including 3 new nets, and moving and extending our grounds stores. We have £15,000 towards it and plan to raise the rest through crowdfunding, grants, events and if necessary a loan. 

What if we don't raise all the money?

We will give it our best shot! If we make the £20,000 crowdfunding target we are confident we can build at least two new high quality nets.  If we don't raise all the rest, we can move and extend the grounds store at a later date.

Or stick at  2 rather than 3 nets.

But with your help we can build all 3 and give our young players the quality and space they deserve, to play cricket as well as they can.

Support from Sport England's Active Together Fund

Sport England will contribute £6,000 to our £20,000 target, as long as we raise the other £14,000 ourselves with well over 100 contributors.

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How we’ll spend the money raised

3 New High Quality Practice Nets available at all times

We plan to build new outdoor practice nets to replace our worn out nets which are beyond repair. We will build 2, and hope to build 3, nets which will be

  •  fully enclosed so that players can practice while games are played on the field
  •  have a much better playing surface. 

The image below shows how the new nets will be located in relation to the existing nets.

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Develop  Grounds Stores to help Sustainablity

We also hope to move our grounds stores, extending and  upgrading them so we can store and recharge environmentally friendly electric grounds maintenance machinery.

Community impact

We have over 240 active cricket players at the club, from 4 to 75 years old, 185 are under 15 -  better facilities will benefit all of them. 

We're proud to be part of our local community

As well as cricket, we host

  •  Corbridge Quoits Club with 3 teams in the Allen Valley Quoits league
  • "Crafty Women" charity sewing group
  •  Corbridge Anglers
  •  Monday morning yoga group,

 And are the venue for parties, the village apple pressing, and a very successful Charity Cricket Day at August Bank Holiday weekend (pictured). 

We are pleased that local companies and voluntary groups enjoy using our site for meetings and training courses. 

A meeting place for everyone in our village

We hope we are a place where people from all backgrounds can join together to enjoy sport and socialising, and benefit from being involved as a player, volunteer or spectator. 

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How you can play your part

There are three 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!

Help our young players to achieve their full potential, perhaps MOVING FOM THIS...

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                       TO THIS......

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Case of Corbridge CC Ale

12 cans of Corbridge Cricket Club Beer brewed by Hadrian Border Brewery. 330ml cans. Over 18's only of course! Delivery to any UK address. Over the counter price £28.

£15 or more

2 Cricket One Day Cup Tickets Friday 11 August

2 tickets for Durham v Derbyshire in the 50 over 1 Day Cup, worth up to £27, at Chester Le Street on Friday 11 August, 11 am start. https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk

£15 or more

2 Cricket One Day Cup Tickets Sunday 13 August

2 tickets for Durham v Northants, worth up to £27, in the 50 over one day cup at Chester Le Street on Sunday 13 August, 11 am start. https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk

£15 or more

2 Cricket One Day Cup Tickets Thursday 17 August

2 tickets for Durham v Somerset, worth up to £27, in the 50 over one day cup at South Northumberland Cricket Club, Gosforth on Thursday 17 August, 11 am start. https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk

£15 or more

£20 voucher for Jesse Juniper Women's Clothes

£20 voucher for Jessie Juniper Women's Clothes shop, Corbridge - a unique mix of styles you won't find in every high street shop, you can expect the finest quality fabric and materials. https://www.jessiejuniper.co.uk

£20 or more

CV review and advice

Professional CV review and advice donated by KCR Solutions, get your CV in good shape for work or study! https://kcrsolutions.co.uk

£25 or more

Action Sports Photography

Action Sports Photography - at least 5 high quality digital images - within a reasonable distance of Corbridge

£25 or more

Reiki Therapy Session

45 minute Reiki therapy session with Paula Beavan, trained therapist. At a venue to suit you. A relaxing therapy that can help you have better sleep and elevate stress, working above and with light touches on the body.

£30 or more

Sponsor our Match Ball!

Sponsor a match ball for one of our home games in 2023 or 2024; your name/company name on all our social media for that week, photos with the team, and join us at the game for a traditional cricket tea!

£40 or more

Kajoma Studios private reformer Pilates class

A one hour private reformer Pilates Class at Kajoma Studios, Stagshaw Bank, Corbridge- worth £45. https://www.kajoma.co.uk

£40 or more

Action Sports Photography - 5 prints, one framed

Action Sports Photography - 5 high quality prints (13 x 18cm) with one of your choice framed - within a reasonable distance of Corbridge

£80 or more

Week's Sports Camp with Magpie Sports

Enjoy a full week of sports activities 10am - 2pm with Magpie Sports at the cricket club during any school holiday week, donated by Mattie Thompson of Magpie Sports. 5 - 13 year olds. Usual price £100.

£12 or more

A bag from Acanthus Gift Shop, Corbridge

A bag from Corbridge's stylish giftware, jewellery and home accessories shop Acanthus, on Middle Street. Worth at least £15. ://www.facebook.com/acanthus.gifts/?locale=en_GB

£15 or more

£20 Voucher from the Paper Shop, Corbridge

£20 Voucher from our friendly local Paper Shop on Hill Street, Corbridge - stock up on cards, magazines, stationery..... https://www.facebook.com/thepapershopcorbridge/

£15 or more

£20 voucher from Kirsty Taylor Goldsmiths, Corbrid

A £20 voucher from Kirsty Taylor Goldsmiths, Middle Street, Corbridge. Meticulously hand crafted jewellery, inspired by ancient artisans and unearthed treasures. Our designs are subtle yet distinctive, created to accentuate each gemstones’ unique imperfections. https://kirstytaylorgoldsmiths.com

£20 or more

One to One Football Coaching with Magpie Sports

An hour's one to one football coaching, focusing on skills development, with Mattie Thompson of Magpie Sports

£20 or more

Gift Box from the Garden Room, Corbridge

A gift box from the Corbridge Garden Room, Market Place Corbridge -a family run business, specialising in an eclectic range of handpicked gifts, homeware and garden accessories. Value at least £25. www.corbridgegardenroom.co.uk

£25 or more

Personal cricket coaching with a Level 3 Coach

An hour's personal cricket tuition in the nets at Corbridge, with video analysis, focussing on improvement in technique. Value £30 plus.

£30 or more

£40 Hamper from Purple Hound Dog Boutique

Treat your "best friend" to a doggy hamper from Purple Hound Dog Boutique, Market place, Corbridge.https://www.purplehound.co.uk Your dog deserves the best! Value at least £40.

£35 or more

Action Sports Photography with Framed Print

Action Sports Photography - at least 5 high quality digital images - with one of your choice printed (13cm x 18cm) and framed - within a reasonable distance of Corbridge

£40 or more

Signed Durham County Cricket Club bat 2023

A bat signed by all the Durham Cricket 2023 Squad

£40 or more

£50 sports goods voucher at Optimum Sports

A voucher for £50 worth of sports goods donated by Optimum Sports, Newcastle - supplier of our club kit. https://www.optimumsports.co.uk

£95 or more

Be a Brewer for a day at Hadrian Border Brewery!

Enjoy a day at Hadrian Border Brewery with cricket club sponsor Andy Burrows, A unique opportunity to learn all about brewing and help out too! A taste or two to finish and a gift of some of the beer you helped to brew. One or two people, over 18's only. Value £150 + https://www.hadrian-border-brewery.co.uk

£120 or more

Hadrian Border Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting for 6

Enjoy a tour of Hadrian Border Brewery with cricket club sponsor Andy Burrows, then sample some of their popular range of beers which include Tyneside Blonde, Tyneside Brown, Ouseburn Porter, Farne Island, Secret Kingdom and Grainger Ale. Minimum 6 people for £120; Add more people up to 10 in total for an extra £20 per person. Over 18's only. https://www.hadrian-border-brewery.co.uk Value £200 +

£150 or more

Yorkshire Dales Cottage Winter Break

A Weekend (up to 3 nights) or Midweek Break (up to 4 nights) in a traditional stone built Yorkshire Dales Cottage near Hebden, Wharfedale. Dates between October 2023 and March 2024. Sleeps 6, two twin and one double room. Log fire, nearby pub, 5 minutes from the Dales Way footpath. Grassington, Skipton, Bolton Abbey, Fountains Abbey in easy reach. Unique opportunity to stay in a cosy cottage not normally available for rent, value £400+.

£150 or more

A day's Salmon Fishing with a Ghillie

Enjoy a day's salmon fishing on the Tyne with a ghillie, for one or two people - date to be agreed. A fantastic opportunity to explore the Tyne's famed salmon fishing with a knowledgeable local guide! Value £200 plus.

£500 or more

Advertising Board on the boundary fence

One for the business supporter, get your message across to our hundreds of visitors to the ground each summer week. Includes cost of a professionally produced Board to your own design, to be displayed on the "quoits fence" for a five year period.

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