Newton-le-Willows CC Pavilion Project

by Newton-le-Willows CC in Bedale, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £3,030

raised so far

+ est. £305.00 Gift Aid

40

supporters

As a club that is rapidly growing we need to radically improve our facilities for our senior and junior teams and the wider community.

by Newton-le-Willows CC in Bedale, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 2nd October 2023 we'd raised £2,960 with 38 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Who are we?

NLWCC is a rapidly growing club with over a 100 year history of playing cricket in the Yorkshire Dales. Members come from the village itself as well as the surrounding villages, players travel as far as Darlington to represent the club on a regular basis. We have strong links with the local Forces community in Catterick Garrison, the largest Army Garrison in Europe. The club has experience of Senior cricket both on a Saturday in the Nidderdale Cricket League as well as midweek in the Wensleydale Cricket League. The club has seen success historically in a range of cup competitions and more recently have climbed from Division 7 to Division 2 in the last 6 seasons. The club introduced junior cricket for the first time in over 40 years in 2022 and this has gone from strength to strength. 2023 saw the first U9 league team enter the Hambleton Junior Cricket League as well as some U11 experience ready for future seasons. The future is bright at NLWCC as an ambitious and forward thinking club.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

Our current pavilion was built over 60 years ago and is in drastic need of replacement. As the club has climbed the divisions the need for toileting and showering facilities has become more apparent.

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Juniors visiting the club require a safe place to be able to change pre-game as well as have safe and hygienic toileting facilities (see below!)

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The plans for the new pavilion can be seen below.

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Not only will this ensure a safe environment for players but spectators will have increased viewing platforms and a club room they can be proud of to call their own. The community plan to use this space further for events including planned social events for local Veterans of the armed forces.

The current pavilion, despite repairs over the years, is dangerous and not fit for purpose.

The club has already received approval for planning permission and the next steps are in place to begin work once funding is secured.

How we’ll spend the money raised

The club began fundraising in 2022. This has funded the planning application and design process to date. We have been lucky enough to receive £10,000 from the National Lottery to fund the toilet and showering facilities as well as drainage.

Pledges of over £100 will receive their name engraved in the new pavilion as a thank you for supporting the project as well as an invite to the grand opening.

Funding raised will go towards the new pavilion build and we anticipate that this will be fully functional for a grand opening in 2024.

Once fully open and operational, the club will be in a greater position to host local finals days, Junior cricket festivals and regional finals days.

Community impact

As previously stated, the club has strong links within the local community in the village and beyond. The club is a pillar of the community and residents regularly attend games to cheer on The Railway Men and Women and Juniors.

The local villagers use the ground on an annual basis for the village sports day and it is anticipated that with the new pavilion it can be utilised even more by the community.

The Yorkshire Regiment and Light Dragoons regularly use Railway View to host home games against opposing regiments as a second ground to their Garrison ground. Enhanced facilities will strengthen this partnership further and allow the opportunity for more members of the armed forces cricketing community to use ht facilities.

More over, local schools have expressed an interest in using the ground once the pavilion is complete for regular sporting events in their calendar. Our closest neighbouring school, Aysgarth School, already regularly support the club in a variety of ways and a new pavilion will strengthen these further.

Once the pavilion is complete the possibilities are endless, not just sporting but additional events such as the newly formed Annual Easter egg hunt that was so successful in 2023. As a pledger, wewould be open to additional ideas and support and how we can use the facilities for the wider community even further.

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!

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£5 or more

£5 NLWW Baseball Cap Prize Draw

Try your luck at winning our prize draw . The winner receives a NLWCC cap with their initials on. Draw to take place on 10/11/23

£25 or more

£25 Match Ball Sponsor

Match Ball Sponsor The individual/organisation who acquires this reward will receive a match ball sponsorship for a game of their choice during the 2023 season. This will also include promotion on our social media channels which include Facebook and Instagram.

£50 or more

£50 Player Sponsorship

Player Sponsorship for 2022 Season The individual who acquires this reward will sponsor a selected player for the 2023 season, receiving mentions, thanks and message of support via social media and club publications whenever the selected player is mentioned. (Please put the player you wish to sponsor in your pledge comment)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

As a thank you for donating £100, the club will have your name engraved on the final pavilion build for generations to thank you for your donation.

£250 or more

£250 Match sponsor

Match sponsor Sponsorship of senior Saturday league game. Invitation to game. Complimentary refreshments and match tea. Full social media promotion.

£250 or more

£250 Reward Sponsorship Banner x1 year

Sponsorship Banner The individual/organisation that acquires this reward will receive a sponsorship banner at NLWCC Cricket Club for a 12 month period and exposure on our social media platforms.

£500 or more

£500 Sponsorship Banner x3 year

Sponsorship Banner x3 year The individual/organisation that acquires this reward will receive a sponsorship banner at Newton-le-Willows Cricket Club for a 36 month period and exposure on our social media platforms.

£500 or more

£500 Junior Sponsor

x1 year Sponsorship of the Junior U9 and U11 teams for 2023. Business/Individual Logo applied to all home shirts for the x1 year period. Invitation to x1 home game of your choosing each season with complimentary drinks.

£500 or more

£500 Memorial Bench

A wooden memorial bench to be installed at Railway View at a location in consultation with the Grounds team. 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, supporter or village resident.

£2,500 or more

£2500 Senior Team Sponsor

x2 year Sponsorship of the senior XI playing on Wednesday and Saturdays. Business/Individual Logo applied to all home shirts for the x2 year period. Invitation to x1 home game of your choosing each season with complimentary drinks and match tea.

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