Preston Sports Club LED Floodlights

by Royal Preston Hockey Club in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Preston Sports Club LED Floodlights
We did it
On 25th July 2022 we successfully raised £20,325 ( + est. £1663.50 Gift Aid ) with 159 supporters in 56 days

Our aim is to replace our floodlights that have been in place since 1992 and improve the sporting facilities available to the community.

by Royal Preston Hockey Club in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Continue improvements to the PSCL clubhouse facilities to ensure we provide adequate changing facilities for all those using the sports club

1655049980_psc.jpgWho are we?

Preston Sports Club Limited [PSCL] exists to improve the physical health, mental health and social skills of the local community. This is achieved through coaching, recreational, and competitive games for Cricket, Hockey and Football.  

PSCL is home to Preston Cricket Club [PCC] and Preston Hockey Club [PHC], and provides cricket, football, hockey and clubhouse facilities both for members of PCC/PHC and for use b1655049923_preston_cricket.jpgy the local community. Both the PCC and PHC have vibrant junior sections, and PSCL is host to BAE junior football teams. In total PSCL hosts over 3000 individuals playing sport across the year, with around 50% of those aged 21 and under.

Community impact

PSCL is committed to becoming a community hub ensuring that we are providing services that will engage, empower and enrich the local community. PCSL is a founder member of Broadgate Community Connectors, a project that aims to bring together local faith, community and statutory organisations to address social issues in the community from this hub. Members of the Connectors include:

  • St Stephens Church
  • St Stephens School
  • Gujarat Hindu Society
  • Salaheen Mosque
  • Buddhist Centre
  • Adactus Housing Group
  • Preston Police
  • Preston United Youth Development Programme
  • Broadgate Residents Association
  • Preston City Council
  • Lancashire County Council

Why are we crowdfunding?

The existing metal halide floodlights were installed when the artificial pitch was first laid in 1992. There are 8 16m stanchions each carrying 3 metal halide light fittings, a total of 48kW. With the increasing electricity price, costs are likely to exceed £6000 this year. The metal halide fittings are now 30 years old and together with the reflectors are in poor condition. Maintenance costs to repair/replace the lamps is now approaching £2500 per year.

Boring technical stuff aside, they don't work and training in the dark is quite a challenge!

How we’ll spend the money raised

Our old metal halid floodlights will be replaced with new LED lighting. This means we can offer continued facilities in a safe environment and support the next generation of sporting stars build towards future games inspired by Birmingham 2022.

The metal halide lamps will be replaced with new LED lighting using the existing stanchions.

How you can play your part

There are some 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! Our eligibility for funding is reliant on the number of supporters we receive pledges from, please spare what you can,

2. Spread th1655050045_psc2.jpge 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.

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