£1,626

£15,000 target 50 days left
10% 37 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th August 2021 at 9:04am

The Club's flat roof is leaking and in urgent need of replacement. Our aim is to raise £15,000 to help replace the damaged roof.

by "Raise the Roof for Barrow Cricket Club" in Barrow In Furness, England, United Kingdom

Why do we need to raise funds? 

We need to replace the roof urgently.                                                          The club has worked hard in recent years toOne of many leaks upgrade our internal facilities, including new toilets and complete refurbishment of our function room and members bar.        We have discovered that the current roof is leaking in many places, putting all of the recent refurbishments at risk of damage. The club has raised £3000 through past fundraising efforts and has attracted £6000 of grant funding from Sir John Fisher Foundation to help with the cost of replacing the roof.                   However, we have had quotations from local company's that put the cost of replacing the roof at around £30,000.

Covid 19 impact

The pandemic had a major impact on cricket last summer and the club's ability to generate income - the club has not been able to hold any of our popular fundraising events, such as our Comedy Nights, Wine Tastings and Summer Ball, since March 2020. The club relies on private hire of the function room for much of it's income.  We are therefore seeking the support of our members, friends and the local and wider community to help us to "Raise the Roof!" 

During the pandemic our volunteers have been working hard to repair areas of damage on the roof, only to find leaks in new areas. We hope that if our Crowdfunding bid gains sufficient support our project group will be able to finalise our plan of action to ensure that the roof is replaced within required timescales before winter 2021.

Looking forward to a brighter future

Barrow Cricket Club is a community amateur sports club, with a membership of approximately 140 from across the Barrow and Furness community. 

We run a successful All Stars programme for 5-8 year olds which works on basic ball skills, hand eye co-ordination and teamwork. The children then progress to Dynamo's, aimed at 9-11 year olds to prepare them for the transition to hard ball cricket. Parents and carers are encouraged to get involved in the sessions, this has resulted in parents sharing a love of cricket with their children and has led to more parents wanting to get involved in all areas of the club.

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We run three junior age group teams, playing hardball cricket in the local leagues at Under 11, 13 & 16 age groups. We also operate 3 senior cricket teams competing in the local North West leagues. 

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We have a group of dedicated volunteer coaches who work hard with the youngsters to help them improve their skills. Many of our junior cricketers go on to represent Cumbria in their age groups at cricket.                                                                                                                                 

Liam Livingston, Lancashire and England opening batsman was coached and played at Barrow Cricket Club until he went to play at Lancashire at ag1620667161_1620667159352.pnge 16.

Manchester City & and England footballer Georgia Stanway was also a keen cricketer at Barrow CC until she decided to concentrate on football.  1620667650_1620667648719.png

Who in the community benefit from the club?

We have strengthened ties with the local visually impaired community, who are keen to develop cricket for visually impaired people in the local community and other sporting opportunities for their clients using our facilities. 

We are encouraging women of all ages to get involved in the club by developing women's softball cricket. Our Soft Ball festivals have proved so popular that we are now holding weekly women's training sessions and competitive games against other local teams throughout the summer. We are attracting more women and girls to the club who now want to progress hardball cricket.

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During the pandemic the club has strengthened its ties with health care providers and the NHS. The club provided training facilities for a local care provider so that they could ensure that their staff were fully prepared for their vital role at this difficult time. The club also provided a base for local businesses to work together to collect donations for food hampers and care packages that were then distributed to the overworked hospital staff.

Barrow Cricket Club is a community hub, being used by a range of different community organisations, for social events, meetings, book club, training and regular activities.   In addition the clubs facilities can be hired for a variety of social gatherings.

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We are lucky to have a large group of older adults who volunteer their time and skills to maintain the ground and facilities to a high standard. Our volunteers come with a wide range of skills and life experience, which they put to good use around the club. Tasks taken on by the volunteers include repairing machinery, ground maintenance and accounting. New volunteers are always made welcome.  The volunteers benefit from the camaraderie of working together as a team and the club benefits from their expertise and hard work.

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We hope that, with the help of our supporters, we will be able to repair the roof at Barrow Cricket Club and plan a future that continues to see the club at heart of the local community. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£22 or more

15 of 30 claimed

2 tickets to Fizzy Friday

2 tickets for our popular Fizzy Friday's including a glass of prosecco on arrival and an afternoon tea. Normally £24

£9 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Mason's Butchers voucher £10

£10 voucher Kindly donated by Mason's Butchers @Masons Butchers and catering on Facebook

£9 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£10 Bar voucher

£10 bar voucher can be spent at Barrow CC

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£10 or more

0 of 1 claimed

No Sixty Two (hair Salon)

Men's haircut kindly donated By No Sixty Two worth £12 @No. Sixty Two Hair and Beauty on Facebook

£11 or more

10 of 20 claimed

Fizzy Friday Ticket

1 tickets for our popular Fizzy Friday's including a glass of prosecco on arrival and an afternoon tea. Normally £24

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

2 bottles of wine - Red & White

Bottles of wine - kindly donated by Lakeland Care Support & Services @Lakeland Care & Support Services Limited on Facebook

£15 or more

0 of 10 claimed

2 Bottles of Wine - Red & White

Bottles of wine - Kindly donated by Mike Taylor Carpet Fitting

£15 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Barrow Cricket Club Social Membership

New social membership for 1 person (includes 10% discount on purchases at the bar) Usual cost £20

£17 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£20 Bar Voucher

Can be spent at the bar at Barrow CC

£20 or more

0 of 10 claimed

2 tickets to Wine Tasting

2 tickets to our popular wine tasting. Includes 6 tastings of wine per person and snacks. Normally £25

£20 or more

0 of 6 claimed

No Sixty Two (hair Salon)

Collection of hair Salon products worth £25 Kindly donated by No Sixty two @No. Sixty Two Hair and Beauty on Facebook

£22 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Frothy Friday

2 tickets to our popular Frothy Friday including a drink on arrival and pie & peas. Normally £25

£22 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Tickets to Comedy night

2 tickets to our popular comedy night includes welcome drink and supper. Normally £25

£25 or more

0 of 10 claimed

2 Tickets to our popular Summer Ball

includes drinks on arrival, aperitifs and entertainment. Normally £30

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

No Sixty Two (Hair Salon) voucher

wash, cut and blow-dry worth £30 kindly donated by No Sixty two @No. Sixty Two Hair and Beauty on Facebook

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

1 to 1 Adult coaching session

1 hours 1 to 1 adult coaching session with qualified coach Normal cost £30

£25 or more

1 of 5 claimed

2 hours 1 to 1 coaching session for under 16's

2 hours 1 to 1 coaching session for junior cricketer with qualified coach Normal cost £30

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Barrow Cricket Club Summer camp

Summer camp (date to be confirmed) for 1 child aged 7-16)

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

2 hours 1 to 1 coaching session for adult

2 hours 1 to 1 cricket coaching for adult with qualified coach normal cost £60

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Match Ball Sponsorship

Sponsor a match of your choice includes cricket tea for 2 people plus a bottle of wine Normally £60

£50 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Function Room Hire

Hire of function room for event of your choice - subject to availability (normal cost £60)

£80 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Sponsor a Cricket match

Match sponsors will be entitled to a cricket tea for maximum 6 people plus 2 bottles of wine. Normally £100

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Full day ground rental for Cricket Match

Full day ground rental for cricket match Normally £150

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Hire of BBQ area and BBQ for afternoon event

Hire of BBQ area and BBQ for private event on day of your choice - subject to availability. Normally £150

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship - Bronze

Corporate Bronze Sponsors will be entitled to attend one game of their choice with 5 guests and enjoy a cricket tea with 1 bottle of wine plus 2 tickets to Barrow Cricket Club Summer Ball.

£250 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship - Silver

Corporate silver sponsors will be entitled to attend 2 games of their choice for 6 people and have a cricket tea with bottle of wine. They will also be able to hire the function room for a company/private function/training day at no cost - subject to the date being available. Silver Corporate sponsors will be entitled to 2 social memberships and 2 tickets to the Summer ball.

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Sponsor a wooden bench

including plaque. The plaque can have wording of your choice. Normal cost £300

£500 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship - Gold

Corporate Gold Sponsors will be entitled to attend three games of their choice for 6 people and enjoy a cricket tea with 2 bottles of wine. They will be able to hire the function room on 2 occasions for a company/private function/ training day at no cost – subject to the date being available. Gold Corporate Sponsorship will be entitled to 2 Vice-President memberships and 2 tickets to the Barrow Cricket Club Summer Ball and Wine tasting.

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Sponsor a hard wearing composite plastic bench

Bench to be sited in front of the cricket pavilion - including plaque. The plaque can have wording of your choice. Normal cost £600

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Life Membership of Barrow Cricket Club

Become a Life Member of Barrow Cricket Club - members currently receive 10% discount at the bar.

Let's make 'Raise the Roof @ Barrow Cricket Club' happen

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