Sports Court Improvement Project

by Lucy Kershaw in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Sports Court Improvement Project

£21,900

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £377.50
£22,500 stretch target 5 days left
109% 115 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £20,000 is pledged by 5th July 2022 at 11:02am

Please help us fundraise to improve accessibility of our amazing 3G. Let's keep it safe and useable for everyone!

by Lucy Kershaw in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

New stretch target


Who are we?

  • CRJH & SOCIAL CLUB - A SPORTS AND SOCIAL HUB FOR EVERYONE

With no pub or village shop, Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall and Social Club is at the heart of our village.

Established in 1982, by a group of hard-working volunteers it is a fantastic facility, which we continue to cherish - this year being it's 40th celebratory year! With weekly bands, social events, sports activities, food vans and more we are proud to offer fabulous local facilities for local people. We are amazingly lucky to have successfully fundraised to refurbish our existing tennis court into a fabulous floodlit 3G and currently offer walking football, cardio and youth tennis, tots rugby, multi-sports, football fun factory and a great venue for several local youth football groups. Giving our children and families a safe and affordable venue to meet, exercise and socialise.

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Image: Carleton Rode Walking Football Group (Mondays 6-7pm)

  • PLEASE HELP US KEEP IT SAFE AND USEABLE FOR EVERYONE

We are extremely fortunate to have this 3G facility on our doorstep and we now need to replace the existing brick wall with a modern sports fencing and improve disabled access to the court so that we can include all of our community. Unfortunately, with the increased use, the breeze block wall is beyond repair and a new replacement surround and fence is required - we also need a trod path to the court to improve all round access and essential disabled facilities.

We work hard to reach all our users via facebook, posters in and around the village, in our 6 parish magazine and leaflet drops to reach those who are not connected on social media but might need the facilities the most. We live in beautiful rural South Norfolk, but with limited transport links, rural life can be lonely and isolating for some and it affects all ages. As part of the improvements, a key priority is providing essential disabled facilities and improving the disabled access to the court to make our facilities accessible for all. We have set up links with local schools who are keen to join us for specialised limited mobility coached sessions of football and tennis - we just desperately need the basic facilities so that we can include EVERYONE. We also have a fab local LTA coach right on our doorstep and are keen to support his local coaching path (Josh Self [email protected]).

Dragons Limited Mobility Visit

In May, we hosted a visit from the Norfolk Dragons representing limited mobility groups, organised by Active Norfolk, who very kindly gave up their time to assess our site. Their feedback was invaluable and will form a large part of our planning process for the new facilities. With a few key changes we can be much more inclusive and can't wait to get going once we receive their formal appraisal of our facility - thank you Dragons! 

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Image: LTA Easter junior tennis camp

Community impact

Following a difficult two years, we are keen to get our community out socialising again. We are proud of our facilities and consult our community about what events and activities they would like to see at the hall, our committee is well represented by all user groups so everyone has a voice. We offer (or can offer!!) most sports and social events, which for such a small community, is quite an achievement. Pickle ball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, darts, pool, rounders, football, tots rugby, walking football, yoga, zumba to name just a few. We also host the local pre-school and many local groups use the space to meet. A second phase is to establish a local wellbeing cafe, connecting sporting activities with the social aspect. We have a feedback section on our facebook page and a feedback box at the hall - we want to hear the views of our community. With this project, we are particularly keen to reach those with limited mobility or who are living with difficult health conditions. We welcome over 500 users each week, so we hope we are doing something right - but always welcome your ideas and feedback.

How our project will be United by Birmingham 2022?

With our home Commonwealth Games due to start in July, we thought there was no better time to bring our community together by improving our sports provision. From June, our weekly youth multisport sessions will be themed each week to a Commonwealth games sport such as rugby, hockey or netball. Get involved by picking your favourite Commonwealth Country and wearing their colours! Our mini rugby tots will also be getting involved with some mini 7s style rugby! We want you to be involved too, so please let us know if there is a sport you would like to see at the court and we will do our best to bring it to you. We will of course be showing all the Commonwealth Games coverage in our social club, so please come along and take part in celebrating our home games. Keep an eye on our facebook page for more info.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

We are a charity organisation and any funds we raise go straight back into the hall to fund essential running costs and ad hoc repairs. Our volunteers work tirelessly to keep improving our space and are fortunate to have been awarded several local grants to fund improvements to the derelict tennis court, upgrade the play park and kitchen, which we hope will make our space more appealing to hire and pleasant for our regular users. 

Our sports court is now in need of desperate funds to keep the space safe and useable. The increased use on the court has meant that the original breeze block wall has become unstable and needs replacing with an easily accessible sports fence and disabled access gate, trod path and basic disabled facilities to ensure everyone can access the court. We simply cannot fund this without help from our community. We also know that if we involve our community in the early stages, we have a greater chance of long-term sustainability.

How we’ll spend the money raised

To remove the existing breeze block surround, fencing and poles and replace with a new rebound board and MUGA fencing is a costly project. We also need to add in an access path to the court and disabled toilet. We simply cannot fund this with the small reserves we have. We are kindly asking our community to support the project and help us meet the costs. We continue to work hard to fundraise ourselves with various events and appeal to local grants but it is a big mountain to climb.. We have sourced several quotes from local companies and expect the project costs to be in the region of £30 - 40,000

Below is an image of the type of fencing we would like to install at our court. We hope to reinforce the base of the fence with a sports rebound board able to host a range of advertising for local businesses. We want to celebrate our fantastic local shops and enterprises.

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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. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

THANK YOU for taking the time to read about our project. We are a passionate group of volunteers keen to put the best local provisions in place for you, our local people - encouraging our community to meet, exercise and enjoy! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

23 of 60 claimed

Wimbledon Special - Limited Number be quick!

Come and celebrate Day 12 of The Championships at CRJH from 5pm Friday 8th July. Local butcher Lambert Sell was keen to support our project and has very kindly donated a limited number of pulled pork rolls! Combined with a free drink and 30 minutes taster tennis session for you or one of your family on our 3G. (Limited spaces, contact [email protected] to book your slot).

£5 or more

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£5 off LTA tennis lessons @ CRJH

£5 off your first group or individual lesson with Josh Self, LTA Coach Lesson to take place at Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall 3G. (1hr lesson) Contact [email protected] to book.

£5 or more

Taster session walking football

Come along and trial walking football - 1 x taster per person. Mondays 6-7pm @ CRJH

£5 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Family Swim, Abbeycroft Leisure Bury St Edmunds

Family swim at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre, Bury St Edmunds. RRP £12 so a saving of £7!! To book telephone 01284 753 496. To be redeemed by 31st July 2022.

£5 or more

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Cheshunt Hair Studio Long Stratton

Cut and blow dry at Cheshunt Hair Studio, Long Stratton. Call 01508 530336 to book (ref Steph). RRP £25 Must be redeemed by 31st July 2022.

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Rachael Tate Fitness Full Body Resistance Class

Full body resistance class with Rachael Tate Fitness in Carleton Rode 45 minute Full Body Resistance class - online via zoom Mondays and Friday - 9.45-10.30am (RRP £7.50) Contact [email protected] to book. To be redeemed by 31st July 2022

£5 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Guided 10k trail run with www.escapetrails.co.uk

10k guided trail run around Norfolk and Suffolk with experienced guides. Kindly offered by Carleton Rode based 'Escape Trails'. www.escapetrails.co.uk Contact: [email protected] RRP £12.50 so a saving of £7.50 To be redeemed by 31st December 2022

£5 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Suggs Fit Club Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm

1 x session at Sugg's Fit Club Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm Only one per person. Must be redeemed by 31st July 2022. Contact: [email protected] to book

£5 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Couples Membership at CR Social Club

Annual Membership. 12 months membership to Carleton Rode Social Club offering great discounts. RRP £10 saving £5 Must be redeemed by 31st July 2022

£5 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Football Fun Factory - Giant Football

Giant inflatable football for Tots Football Fun RRP £10 See: https://thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/product/fff-giant-football/ for more information. Must be redeemed by 31st December 2022

£5 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Family Membership at CR Social Club

Family Membership at CR Social Club. 12 months family membership offering great discounts on refreshments. RRP £12 saving £7 Must be redeemed by 31st July 2022. Pick up a membership form from the bar.

£5 or more

0 of 5 claimed

1hr 3G Pitch hire at CRJH 3G

1Hour 3G pitch hire at Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall Subject to availability - must be redeemed by 31st July 2022. Contact: [email protected] to book.

£50 or more

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2 hrs exclusive use - Challenge Wood @ The Nest

2 hrs exclusive use of the Challenge Wood @ The Nest, Norwich. RRP £120. The Nest’s Challenge Wood offers 330m2 of outdoor play, built into the surrounding trees and woodland. The area is equipped with walkways, ladders, ropes, climbing wall, slide and a 35-metre zip line. Must be redeemed by 31st December 2022 Terms and conditions apply. www.thenest.org.uk

£50 or more

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1 hr 3G Full pitch booking at NCFC's 'The Nest'

1hr exclusive booking of the amazing 3G full pitch at the Nest, Norwich. RRP £150 making a saving of £100. Must be booked and redeemed by 31st December 2022. Terms and conditions apply. Contact The Nest to book.

£245 or more

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Custom-built website by Be Smart Be Found

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£5 or more

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3G pitch hire for 1 hour

5 x 1 hour 3G pitch hire at Carleton Rode Jubilee Hall. Only 5 available and must be redeemed by 31st July 2022.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

KS2-4 English or KS3/4 French Tuition

1 hour online / face to face tuition To be redeemed by 31st December 2022. RRP £30

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Multisports sessions - Commonwealth Games theme

6 week course of Commonwealth Games themed Multisports with our amazing qualified coach at CRJH 3G. Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm starting Tuesday 7th June. RRP £18 making a £13 saving! Contact [email protected] to make your booking.

£5 or more

2 of 2 claimed

1 Hour Gardening - in NR16

You are entitled to one hour gardening from Tristan Hanwell Gardening Services. To be redeemed by 31st July. Tel. 07824 567 447 to book. NR16 postcode.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Mini Rugby Sessions - Commonwealth Games theme

6 week course of Commonwealth Games themed mini rugby (ages 4-6) at CRJH 3G with our amazing qualified coach. Thursdays 3.45-4.30pm starting Thursday 9th June. RRP £18 so £13 saving! Contact [email protected] to book.

£5 or more

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Free 30min dog walk NR16

Free 30 minute dog walk - with experienced local dog walker Karen. Please call 07827 812727 to book. To be redeemed by 31st July 2022.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fish and Chip meal @ CRJH Fridays 4.30-8pm

1 x Fish and Chip Meal for Porky's @ CRJH Fridays 4.30 - 8pm Must be redeemed by 31st July 2022. Call 07827 295 195 to book

£5 or more

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Rachael Tate Fitness Pilates session

Pilates with our amazing local instructor. 60 minute small group class at The Studio in Carleton Rode - Tuesday or Thursday 10.00-11.00 (RRP £15.00). Contact [email protected] to book. To be redeemed by 31st July 2022.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bunwell & CR Jubilee Special - Peaky Pizzas

Any pizza from the Peaky Pizza menu or create your own. RRP £12! Any 1 x pizza from Peaky Pizzas. Must be redeemed Sunday 5th June @ the Bunwell & CR Celebrations. Pop to the stand on the day to redeem.

£5 or more

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Meal Voucher @ Great Moulton Fox & Hounds

£10 meal voucher at the lovely Great Moulton Fox and Hounds Must be redeemed by 31st July Contact Ali on 01379 677506 to book.

£5 or more

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Bunwell & CR Jubilee Special - Mr Frostys

4 x medium 99 icecreams from Mr Frostys icecreams. Must be redeemed Sunday 5th June @ Bunwell & CR Celebrations RRP £8 (£2 per icecream). Saving £3 Present e-receipt at the van.

£5 or more

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Family Membership at CR Social Club

Annual membership. 12 months membership to Carleton Rode Social Club offering great discounts. Must be redeemed by 31st July 2022. RRP £12 saving £7

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1:1 Running Coaching Session with Escape Trails

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£10 or more

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Football Fun Factory - Child's Training Kit

Full training kit; t-shirt, shorts and socks normal RRP £25! https://thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/product/fff-training-kit Ages 2-12 Must be redeemed by 31st December 2022

£10 or more

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Football Fun Factory - Fun Camp Space

One child space for a day during the 2022 summer holiday Football Fun Camp run by Adam Reeve. RRP £25!! Exact dates to be confirmed. Locations: Attleborough, Wymondham, Long Stratton Must be redeemed by 6th September 2022

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