Replacement of Clubhouse Lounge Roof

by Benwell Hill Cricket Club in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £17,000 with 177 supporters in 66 days

The flat roof of the clubhouse lounge area requires replacement due to its deterioration over time causing water ingress with bad weather

by Benwell Hill Cricket Club in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We have recently acquired an additional building from the now defunct Benwell Hill Tennis Club & any additional funds will assist us in renovating the tennis pavilion 


  • ABOUT THE 'HILL' 

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Benwell Hill Cricket club was formed in 1883 and has been a mainstay of local cricket in the West End of Newcastle since that date. With generations of many families having been members we are very much a hub for cricket, Squash, tennis & socialising in the local community as a Community Amateur Sports Club & Community Interest Company. We are in the privileged position of having Scotland captain & ICC Associate Cricketer of the Decade Kyle Coetzer as our Director of Cricket. 

OUR MISSION

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A family club - Father & son 

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Some of our Juniors enjoying a Sunday morning game! 

Over the years we have maintained the provision of Cricket for the local community of all ages & backgrounds which has provided opportunities for many players to represent the league and county or to simply enjoy playing the sport they love. We were founding members of the North East Premier League. The first, second and third eleven’s all continue to play in the Premier League. The third eleven are also members of the West Tyne Cricket League and the Northumberland and Tyneside Cricket League. The Ladies’ team is a member of the Northumberland Women’s Cricket League. Benwell Hill runs junior teams at Under 19, Under 15, Under 13, Under 11 & Under 9 levels for both boys and girls. We also run a hugely successful squash section who have a team that play in Division 1 of the Northumbria Squash League & have a thriving social membership

OUR 2021 CHALLENGE 

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The past year has been challenging in all aspects due to COVID resulting in a significant reduction in our income whilst the cost of property maintenance continues. 

 Our major aim for 2021 is to complete the replacement of the downstairs lounge flat roof which is over 45 years old & showing major signs of deterioration. By completing this project it will enable us to continue to provide a first class social facility for the club members, guests & the local community both in the short & long term  thus in part securing the future of club for use by generations to come 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

We, as an inclusive club, are always looking to attract new members from both within & outside our local community and we have identified the comfortable up to date welcoming Lounge & bar facilities along with more successful outside events as one of benefits of becoming a member of Benwell Hill Cricket Club. It will also ensure that we are able to continue to offer the use of the lounge to groups & sporting bodies who currently use the facilities such as the West End branch of the Royal British Legion, Northumberland Association of cricket officials, Northumberland Cricket Board, Funeral Directors & for Charitable events. 

1612369089_fb_img_1612369106629.jpgA thriving lounge!

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A successful outside music gig! 

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COMPLETING THE PROJECT 

The majority of the work will be completed by a suitably qualified company that we have engaged however we do have a team of  willing volunteers in place to assist with help if required. 

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All hands on deck folks! 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Durham CCC package

2 tickets to a Durham T20 Blast game in 2021 plus a coaching session with Durham Academy. Valued at £50

£30 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Discount at Solomon's Restaurant

You are entitled to a 10% discount off your food bill at Solomon's Restaurant. This does not apply to any drinks ordered

£100 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Matchball Sponsorship

Pledge £100 today and be a first eleven cup tie ball sponsor

£100 or more

1 of 3 claimed

121 Cricket Coaching

A 1 hour 121 cricket coaching session with Benwell Hill Director of Cricket, Scotland Captain & ICC Associate Cricketer of the Decade Kyle Coetzer valued at £125

£375 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Advertising Board

Benefit your business with a ground advertising board for the 2021 season

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Benwell Hill Membership

Enjoy the benefits of a social & squash membership of Benwell Hill for 5 years

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

BHCC beanie

A Benwell Hill beanie ideal for the North East weather. RRP £12

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Food at The Stables!

A £20 Food Voucher for The Stables at Whitby. Kindly donated by Paul & Sharon Currie

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A Gents haircut at Joe's

You are entitled to a Gents cut at Joe's Barbers to the value of £25

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Complimentary Drink

Have a drink on us!.... Receive a free drink on your first visit to the club in 2021 following our reopening

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Alcohol Free Lager

A case of 24 bottles of Heineken alcohol free Lager kindly donated by Heineken UK. RRP £36.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Round of golf at Prudhoe Golf Club

A 4 ball at Prudhoe Golf Club. Valid for 6 months usually £70

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Will Writing Service

Have a Legal Will drawn up by Nicholson & Morgan Solicitors. Kindly donated by Andrew Morgan. Cost normally circa £120

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Newcastle Falcons Hospitality Package

2 Match day tickets plus after match bar pass to meet the players

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