Project Charlesworth & Chisworth Cricket Nets

by Charlesworth & Chisworth Cricket Club in Charlesworth, England, United Kingdom


Gift Aid
+ est. £774.00
£7,000 stretch target 2 days left
110% 82 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 25th June 2021 at 2:44pm

Help secure the future of a club that has been at the heart of our community since 1861. Replace the damaged cricket nets for our juniors

by Charlesworth & Chisworth Cricket Club in Charlesworth, England, United Kingdom

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We are a village cricket club in northwest Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District. We are one of the oldest local clubs, the Charlesworth Cricket Club being founded in 1861, followed by Chisworth CC six years later, the two merging in 1895 to form a single club representing the two villages.

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During all of our history we have prided ourselves on being a part of the local community, offering more than just an opportunity to play cricket during the summer. From the 1880s, when our members went round the villages on Christmas night, regaling the local residents with song and music, to the present day when our club is used for weekly Pilates and yoga classes, meetings of the Parish Council and WI, school sports and children’s parties, we have always tried to bring something extra to village life.

On the cricketing side, our members span all the age groups, from 

* Our 5 year-old AllStars to the oldest veterans of the social team who remember the good old days of the 1950s. 

* 55 junior members, 37 of these 11 years-old or younger, who play cricket as Under-9s, Under-11s, Under-13s and Under-15s. 

* We have 1st and 2nd senior teams playing in Divisions 2 and 3 of the Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League.

An enthusiastic Women's Softball Team.

* The Social team of over-40s and beyond. 

During the summer there is cricket of some form at the Club every day of the week.

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How COVID-19 affected the Club

 The pandemic has been challenging for individuals, families and communities, not just in our part of Derbyshire but throughout the world. A year ago, the Club seemed very unimportant, but when we were allowed to reopen in July 2020 our members, especially the children, flocked back. It was wonderful seeing the happy faces of the youngsters training and playing again, after six months of lockdown and isolation from their friends. This year the Club has felt reinvigorated, and we all have a desire to do even more for our two villages.

 We have various problems though. Like all grassroots sports clubs we are entirely dependent on volunteers. Last year was particularly difficult for several of the people we have relied on in the past, and although through heroic efforts our ground and the precious square were maintained in high order, we were unable to provide sufficient care and attention to some of our equipment. Our sightscreens became damaged and now must be replaced, and our scorebox has been attacked by rot.

 Most critically, our nets have deteriorated to the stage where they are barely usable. The nets were installed back in 2000, and over 20 years we managed to keep them in good shape, but the artificial wickets are now worn and torn in places, and the metal poles holding the netting in place have become loose in the ground so the whole structure sags over. During lockdown, the wickets became infested with moss and grass and this has caused further irreparable damage. Thanks to a lot of remedial work at the start of the season we managed to avoid the nets being condemned by the Club Safety Officer, but it was touch and go and we know they will not pass the test next year.

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 The nets are central to our junior training activities. The children can do some training on the outfield, but practising their batting and bowling is vital for their development as young cricketers, and that can only be done safely in a net. This means that if we cannot use the nets then we cannot give the children the level of training that they deserve. In the past, several of our juniors have played representative cricket for Derbyshire or Lancashire boys and girls teams, and we are proud that, even though a small club, we have been able to set these rising stars on their pathways to becoming successful senior cricketers. It would be heart-breaking for the many volunteers who have worked with our current set of children since they were 5 year olds, if we could not give them the same opportunity to reach the levels enjoyed by their predecessors. We simply must find the money to replace the nets this coming winter.

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Nets are expensive. The Club Treasurer has put money aside to help pay some of the costs, and local businesses have stepped in with new sponsorship. Our members have bought tickets for a 250 Club, bringing in more funds. But we desperately need to raise another £5000 to get us close to the minimum we need to be able to replace the nets this winter. 

Our Dream Nets: This is what your kind donations will go towards

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 We are hoping that everyone associated with the club, as well as village residents and people from the wider community, will be able to support our crowdfunding with donations. However small, any donation you can make will be gratefully received and will help us to reach our target. We will be running various events that we hope will capture your imagination, and will show how much our members care about our club and the opportunities it provides for children and adults in the villages of Charlesworth and Chisworth.

The first of these events will be on Saturday 12th June when our Under-15s manager James Butterworth will be attempting to break the record for the WORLD’S LONGEST BOWLING RUN UP. This currently stands at 2.52 miles, and to break this record James will attempt a 5k run up starting from Lane Ends, Marple Bridge, before he bowls the first ball in a Parents vs Juniors game. Please support Jimmy in his world record attempt by donating to our wonderful cause.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

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1 x Child (member) ticket for Family Cricket Day

Ticket entry for child & Junior members of the club...includes Allstars, Dynamos and Junior Players. Price of ticket includes a Lymefield burger or hotdog. Veggie option also available.

£3 or more

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1 x Child (non member) ticket Family Cricket Day

Price of reward is entry for 1 x Child who is not a member of the cricket club and also includes a Lymefield burger or hotdog. Veggie option also available.

£5 or more

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1 x Adult Ticket for Family Cricket Fun Day.

Reward includes 1 x adult entry to the family cricket day. Ticket also includes a Lymefield burger or hotdog on the day. Veggie option also available.

£5 or more

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1 Hours introduction lesson for Sign Language

Have sign language tutoring, giving a 1 hour lesson in an introduction to sign language.

£10 or more

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£Junior Match Sponsorship - FREE DRINK

Your pledge will sponsor a Junior game and also entitles you to have a free alcoholic or non alcoholic drink for the bar. Your free drink can be claimed at anytime when the bar is open on any match day of your choice. Your name will also be announced and advertised on the day of the Junior game.

£10 or more

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£30 1 hour Tutoring for Primary Children

Qualified HTLA & maths specialist offering one child 1 hour of tutoring. Can also help with KS1 phonics and reading. Can also help prepare your preschool children to be ready for school. Tutor is based is the Charlesworth area. I will email you full details on purchase.

£15 or more

Childs C&CCC Hoody

Childs C&CCC Hoody. With Childs initials embroidered on to the hoody.

£18 or more

Adult C&CCC Hoody

Gorgeous C&CCC Hoody. With initials embroidered on to the hoody. Please contact the club for sizes.

£20 or more

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Mini Wine Tasting Evening - £20pp

Keri Brown to host a mini wine tasting evening £20pp. Great gift for a wine lovers and to share your passion with friends, try new wines and improve your palate.

£25 or more

Family Reward

Family will receive a £5 voucher for the cricket clubs confectionary stall and also will have family name displayed on the clubs family sponsorship wall.

£100 or more

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VIP table and seating for 8 adults at the family cricket day. Table includes 1 bottle of prosecco , 4 x beers and either a lymefield burger or Hotdog per adult. Veggie option also available. Childs tickets to be purchased separately.

£180 or more

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£400 Supply & Install Aqualisa Electric Shower

Fancy a brand new AQUALISA VITALISE ELECTRIC SHOWER? Worth £220, White Chrome effect 9.5kw. Price includes free installation when replacing existing shower where pipe work is already available. Price does not cover for any additional parts that maybe needed to bring up to currently regulations. Shower kindly donated by Slate Builders & Plumbers Merchants Ltd. Installation carried out by local R Turley Plumbers & APT Electricals.

£200 or more

Banner Sponsorship

A banner provided by the cricket club to display your company details. (Artwork to be provided by yourselves) which will be situated around the ground. The cost of this is £200 for the first year which includes the cost of having the banner made and installed and then £150 per year for ongoing sponsorship if you wish to continue next season.

£3 or more

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£8 Village Greens Soup Bag

All the fresh ingredients measured out ready for you to cook a nutritious soup. Lots of flavours to choose from. Give them a follow on their facebook page.

£5 or more

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£30 private junior cricket coaching with Aaron

A 1 hour private cricket lesson at C&CCC with our very own Junior coach, Aaron.

£10 or more

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£20 bottle of Prosecco at the George & Dragon

Enjoy a chilled bottle of prosecco at the George & the Dragon in Charlesworth.

£10 or more

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£15 Voucher to spend at Glossop Pick & Mix

A £15 voucher to spend on all things sweet at Glossop Pick & Mix. Why not give them a follow on facebook and find out all the yummy treats you can get with your voucher.

£10 or more

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£32 Manicure & Pedicure file and polish.

Have a top to toe file and polish at the Health and Beauty Studio on George Street in Glossop.

£10 or more

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£20 Voucher Hollingworth Bakery

Why not treat your self to some freshly baked goods at Holiingworth Bakery. Check out the facebook page to see what tasty treats they have to offer, from afternoon teas, large family pizzas and bakery boxes.

£15 or more

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£30 3 Layer Celebration Drip Cake - Serves 10

Bake and Muffin based in Charlesworth Village will bake you a homemade celebration drip cake for any occasion. Why not give them a follow on facebook to see all the homebaked goodies.

£18 or more

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£36 Mind, Body & Soul Massage

Why not treat yourself to a pamper at the Health & Beauty Studio in Glossop, Firstly your feet are treated to a scrub before being massaged. Moving on to a oriental scalp massage, before finishing with a deeply relaxing back massage. Give them a follow on facebook or check them out online.

£20 or more

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Lymefield Afternoon Tea for 2

A delicious Lymefield Garden Center Afternoon Tea for Two. Worth £32

£20 or more

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£40 Hunters pop up foodie Voucher for 4 people

£40 meal voucher for 4 people. At any chosen pop up foodie event at The Hunters Chisworth. Give them a follow on facebook to find out what pop up food is coming to town.

£30 or more

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£50 Harvey Leonard's Wine & Ale voucher

Spend up to £50 at Harvey Leonard's on wine, ales and food platters. Based on Norfolk street in Glossop.

£40 or more

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£60 George & Dragon 2 course meal and wine for two

A delicious two course meal for two from the George & the Dragon in Charlesworth. Also includes a bottle of wine. Give them a follow on facebook or check out the menu online,

£40 or more

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£65 Single Oven Deep Clean

This deep oven clean will get your oven back to looking at its best. Your glass gleaming, shelves sparkling and an immaculate interior. Leaving you free to enjoy your valuable leisure time.

£85 or more

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£100 Bouncy Castle Day Hire

Get a days hire of a bouncy castle at your own home. Worth £100

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A weeks holiday cottage in North Wales - sleeps 4

WOW!!! worth over £365, how fantastic a beautiful holiday cottage for grabs in North Wales that sleeps 4 The perfect abode for those seeking a coastal escape, Castle Cove is a beautiful bungalow from which to spend quality time with friends and family while exploring the wonders of Wales. available from 28/10/21 to 17/12/21.

Let's make 'Project Charlesworth & Chisworth Cricket Nets' happen

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