Project Phoenix

by Sanjay Patel in Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom

Project Phoenix

Total raised £34,489

raised so far

+ est. £5785.00 Gift Aid

117

supporters

Project Phoenix aims to provide a much-needed community based cricket pavilion with facilities for local residents post Covid-19 pandemic.

by Sanjay Patel in Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 20th December 2023 we'd raised £33,679 with 113 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

The overall project is £1.4m so an increase in funding will help reduce the reliance on grant funding or loan requests, ensuring we complete the build of the new pavilion and fit it out to a high standard, that meets the needs of our supporters and community.


Salfords Cricket Club

Our lively and popular cricket club was set up back in 1921 by local resident and Army officer, Thomas Enver. In the sixties, the club moved to its current ground to make way for a local primary school - and the new pavilion came with a 30 year shelf life...

The club has grown rapidly in popularity and support over the last few years, and now offers cricket to nearly 250 people of mixed backgrounds and gender. We pride ourselves on our inclusive club ethos. We currently run the following teams:

  • 4 Saturday Senior XI and 2 Sunday Senior XI
  • 1 women's team
  • Multiple junior teams (boys and girls) from age 5-16, with over 150 juniors!
  • All Stars and Dynamo Cricket
  • Refugee cricket programme

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Covid-19 pandemic

The pandemic effectively closed the pavilion for all use. Popular social events have not been held for several years as our dated pavilion could not cater for the rules and regulations that came with Covid-19.  Financially, this has prevented the club from developing the facilities, yet demand is increasing for places.

What we need funding for

We've invested nearly £60k over the last 8 years - providing new nets, scoreboard, covers, electrical goods, tactical improvement to the bar/pavilion, new extended square and general ground improvements. Most of the projects were grant/sponsorship funded, with the club covering about 20% of the costs.

The final part of the grand plan is to build a new community Cricket Pavilion at the current location of Petridge Wood Common in Surrey, to meet the needs of current and future generations. The existing structure is now over 50 years old and is not fit for purpose; for instance, there are no proper facilities for girls/women or players/members with disabilities. It is generally dilapidated in appearance and is in need of constant repair.  

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How much will it cost?

The project will cost close to £1.4m. We have raised over £1.2m through the Reigate & Banstead CIL fund, Your Fund Surrey grants and club funds.  

The club is looking to raise the balance through other grants and this crowdfunding appeal.  

What will we get?

  • The new pavilion will have modern facilities (e.g. changing rooms and toilets) that can accommodate all gender, disability and safeguarding requirements of a growing and increasingly diverse cricket community.  
  • This project will directly promote healthy lifestyles and support the delivery of cricket in the community to all age groups and genders.  
  • In this semi-rural area with a lack of amenities, the existing site has attracted antisocial behaviour, especially during the summer months. This includes petty vandalism, drug use, underage drinking and littering.  1638314590_cricket_club_damage.jpg
  • We will create a clean, safe and green space for the local community - an inclusive facility that everyone can benefit from.
  • The project plan includes a meeting space for local community groups and a volunteer-led coffee shop. It will provide an opportunity to create a dynamic hub, helping to bring together the local community in a positive way.
  • This facility will also serve the needs of local residents who use the woods and common space for recreational purposes, e.g. ramblers and dog walkers.

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Benefits

  • Sport and physical activity can be used to great effect in bringing about a number of positive social outcomes, particularly for young people. 
  • Community sports clubs play a central role in creating healthy and connected communities and in sustaining vibrant local economies.

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  • Local sports help build personal confidence, community engagement and a sense of belonging and security, especially for local young people. 
  • A new facility to help us join together again as a community post Covid-19 is vital to our physical, mental and social health.

Salfords Cricket Club ethos

  • A welcoming and supportive environment for all.
  • Our club is enshrined in the ideals of sportsmanship and the particular importance of etiquette and fair play, to help players develop respect for authority, a sense of self-esteem and self-discipline.
  • We support volunteering opportunities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award, and this project will help grow and enhance the opportunities the club currently provides. 
  • The club have created a refugee programme whereby we will run cricket programmes and offer volunteering opportunities

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Is there local support?

There has been extremely positive feedback from the community to the planning application, which was granted planning approval in September 2021. 

The club enjoys great community support from Councillor James Baker, Councillor Andrew King and Councillor Victoria Chester Reigate and Banstead council and Surrey County Councillor Andy Lynch.

Testimonials from the Parish Council and Dunottar School

"The cricket club is an essential part of our community offering sport to the young and old. The Parish Council has been very impressed with how the Junior section has expanded over the years and we are pleased to see more and more children taking part in cricket at Salfords.

The cricket club is very active in community engagement and fundamental to bringing the benefit of sport to the residents. The new pavilion would offer another place in our villages for community cohesion, which is essential in making Salfords and Sidlow more attractive, whilst enhancing the quality of life for our residents and all other people that will benefit from the new cricket pavilion."  Salfords and Sidlow Parish Council 

"Salfords have assisted the school's DofE [Duke of Edinburgh] programme by allowing our pupils to volunteer and coach their junior department. This has been a fantastic opportunity for our pupils, which has seen them grow and develop as individuals by giving back to the local community and by also giving back to a club that has done so much for the school. This is something we are looking to grow as the school grows and as more and more pupils take on DofE."  Dunottar School    

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. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, 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

Our community will be the winner.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£100 or more

Brick Donation

Brick donation to support the club and your name will be placed on the donation wall and your support will be greatly recognised for the future generations. Please put details of what you would like written on the brick e.g. name, organisation or a short sentence in the comments section.

£10 or more

30% off from Roasted and Ready

Our Junior cricket sponsor is proud to support the club and is willing to offer 30% off an order when purchasing this reward. Typical family order will save at least £10 pounds See the exciting menu from www.roastedandready.co.uk

£10 or more

Salfords Cricket Club Bar Credit Voucher

Want to raise a drink to the new Club house once the pavilion is built? Or celebrate beating our local rivals? Get yourself £15 of bar credit for only £10! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£20 or more

Limited edition Salfords Cricket Club Baggy Cap

We have a small number of the limited edition maroon and gold Salfords Cricket Club baggy caps which made their debut with the Chairman's XI on Club Day in July. Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£24 or more

Awards Night Dinner

Come and join in for the Awards Dinner on 18th Nov at the Home Cottage

£30 or more

Exclusive Summer Camp Sessions

Purchase days for Summer Camp in 2024 RRP £40 - each donation will secure 1 day at the camp, which is highly subscribed. Please enter your child's name into the comments box

£35 or more

1:1 Summer Coaching 2024

Purchase a 1 hour 1:1 coaching session with a qualified ECB level 2 coach. inc use of Bola Bowling machine. Redeemable during Easter holiday, May half term or Sunday afternoon. RRP £55. Please enter your child's name into the comments box

£50 or more

1:2 Summer Coaching 2024

Purchase a 1 hour 1:2 coaching session with a qualified ECB level 2 coach. inc use of Bola Bowling machine. Redeemable during Easter holiday, May half term or Sunday afternoon. RRP £65 Please enter the childrens name into the comments box

£500 or more

Bronze Brick Award

Bronze donation brick, which will be pride and place in the pavilion with your name and your support placed into the club history. You will get exclusive free use of the pavilion for an event of your choosing. Please put details of what you would like written on the brick e.g. name, organisation or a short sentence in the comments section.

£750 or more

Sponsor Womens and Girls Teams

Logo on shirts of all players Logo on our website 2 x adverts a year in our newsletter (sent to circa 250+ members) 2 x promotional messages directly to our member base via WhatsApp (currently circa 150+ members and growing) 4 x mentions on Facebook and Twitter per season 2 x social memberships for the club (worth £60)

£1,000 or more

Silver Brick Donation

Silver donation brick, which will be pride and place in the pavilion with your name and your support placed into the club history. You will get exclusive free use of the pavilion for two events of your choosing. Please put details of what you would like written on the brick e.g. name, organisation or a short sentence in the comments section.

£6,000 or more

Sponsor all the Senior or Junior Teams - 4 Years

Logo on shirts of all players Logo on our website 2 x adverts a year in our newsletter (sent to circa 250+ members) 2 x promotional messages directly to our member base via WhatsApp (currently circa 150+ members and growing) 4 x mentions on Facebook and Twitter per season 2 x social memberships for the club (worth £60) Free use of the pavilion for a corporate team event or social.

£7,000 or more

Gold Brick Donation

Gold donation brick, which will be pride and place in the pavilion with your name and your support enshrined into the club history. You will be provided a Vice President status and you will get exclusive free use of the pavilion for three events. Please put details of what you would like written on the brick e.g. name, organisation or a short sentence in the comments section.

£20,000 or more

Platinum Brick Donation

Prestigious and top donation brick, which will be pride and place in the pavilion with your name and your support enshrined into the club history. You will get a lifetime membership, provided a Vice President status and you will get exclusive free use of the pavilion for five events. Please put details of what you would like written on the brick e.g. name, organisation or a short sentence in the comments section.

£6 or more

Child Ticket for The Light Cinema Redhill

Save £2 on a standard child cinema ticket for the new The Light complex in Redhill (usually £7.99). We'll arrange for the vouchers to be sent to your inbox for you to use at your leisure.

£8 or more

Adult Ticket for The Light Cinema Redhill

Save £2 on a standard adult cinema ticket for the new The Light complex in Redhill (usually £9.99). We'll arrange for the vouchers to be sent to your inbox for you to use at your leisure.

£10 or more

Fish and Chip Dinner

Get a fish and chips dinner for 2 from Earlswood Fish Bar. RRP £18. Please enter your name in the comments box

£10 or more

Take the hassle out of a car wash

Take the stress out of washing your car and get a top car wash and and clean at the Cambridge Hotel (Salfords) RRP £20. Please enter your name in the comments box

£20 or more

£25 Sainsburys Gift Card for £20!

Get better value for your weekly shop with a £25 gift card for only £20! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£20 or more

£25 M&S Gift Card for £20!

Get better value for your weekly shop or Christmas shopping with a £25 gift card for only £20! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£30 or more

Huel Goodie Bag **Reduced from £50**

Huel Goodie Bag - RRP £100. A goodie bag containing a T-Shirt, Water bottle, a Huel flavour of the winner's choice, Huel Protein Powder and 2 Huel Ready to Drink bottles. Please add your name to the comments box.

£30 or more

MV Coaching 1-1 Football Coaching Session

One hour 121 Football Coaching Session - Offered by www.mvcoaching.co.uk. MV Coaching offers private 1 to 1 coaching where each session is tailored to the needs of the individual. Whether it be for young players beginning their footballing journey or experienced players looking to hone in on a specific technical/physical skill or attribute. Please add your name to the comments box.

£40 or more

Pizza Express Gift Card

Get a £50 gift card for £40, treat you and your loved ones to a nice meal at a choice of many restaurants around the country! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£40 or more

Miller and Carter Gift Card

Get a £50 gift card for £40, treat you and your loved ones to a nice meal at a choice of many restaurants around the country! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£40 or more

Sainsburys Gift Card

Get better value for your weekly shop with a £50 gift card for only £40! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£40 or more

M&S Gift Card

Get ready for Christmas shopping with a £50 gift card for only £40! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£40 or more

Morrisons Supermarket Gift Card

Get better value for your weekly shop with a £50 gift card for only £40! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£40 or more

Amazon Gift Cards

Looking to maximise your savings on Amazon Prime Day or in the Black Friday sales? Then buy yourself a £50 Amazon gift card for only £40! Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£40 or more

Meal for two at the Home Cottage Pub in Redhill

The Home Cottage Pub in Redhill have kindly donated a meal for two. Take your loved one for a delicious meal at Redhill's finest food pub. Please add your name to the comments section.

£100 or more

International T20 Tickets - Eng vs Pakistan

Surrey Cricket have kindly donated two tickets to the T20 international between England and Pakistan scheduled to take place at the Oval on 30th May 2024. Please add your name to reserve your reward!

£125 or more

Test Match Tickets - Eng vs Sri Lanka

Surrey Cricket have kindly donated two tickets to Day 1 of the test match between England and Sri Lanka at the Oval on 6th September 2024. Please add your name to reserve your reward!

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