Shifnal Cricket Club Covid-19 Fundraising

by Shifnal Cricket Club in Shifnal, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st May 2021 we successfully raised £13,486 with 88 supporters in 55 days

Our income has seen a significant decline due to Covid 19. We hope that Sport England are able to match up to 50% of our target (£6k!)

by Shifnal Cricket Club in Shifnal, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

  • Grounds Equipment
  • Junior Coaching Equipment
  • Pavillion

SHIFNAL CRICKET CLUB - BACKGROUND

  • Established in 1849 Shifnal Cricket Club is a clubmark accredited English Cricket Board Club, with four adult cricket teams (men and women, ages 16+), a women's hardball team (ages 13+), a women's soft ball team and numerous junior teams. We participate in the Birmingham and District Premier League, Shropshire County Cricket League, Shropshire Women’s Hardball League and Shropshire Junior Leagues for both boys and girls.
  • The club has two grounds, Priorslee Road which is used by the 1st and 2nd XI's and Weston which is used for home games for the 3rd and 4th XI's. Our junior and women's teams play at both grounds allowing us to organize a high number of games each week. Also located on the grounds of Priorslee Road is Shifnal Bowls and Tennis Club.
  • We host annual Minor Counties fixtures, practice T20 matches between Shropshire and Worcestershire and Warwickshire CCC and Shropshire Disabled training sessions and matches. 
  • We are reliant on volunteers to run all aspects of the club and have a thriving junior section with over 100 boys and girls aged 6 to 15. We welcome any new members from a diverse range of backgrounds and ethnicities.

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WHY WE ARE FUNDRAISING

Covid-19 Impact

With the clubs facilities being closed for the majority of 2020 due to Covid-19,  a significant amount of revenue has been lost via a lack of annual subscriptions, bar takings, venue hire and the postponement of our Summer Ball and Fireworks evening.

Whilst the club has been able to take advantage of government grants to assist with cashflow, we have had to use funds allocated to capital projects to survive.

What this means to SCC

We are faced with not being able to fund vital projects needed to support the growth of the club, including:

  • Groundsman Equipment - Our outfield mower is nearing the end of its lifespan with constant repairs undertaken over the past number of years. The expected cost of a new outfield mower is between £10-£15,000. 
  • Junior Coaching Equipment - Purchasing new aids and stock items to improve the offer we provide our juniors.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Fundraising

We are reaching out for donations and purchases of our rewards to help contribute towards the cost of the new mower. It is hoped that we will receive 50% matched funding from Sport England which will go a long way to allow us to achieve this goal.

We are extremely lucky to have the facilities we have at Priorslee Road, regularly touted as one of the finest in the region. With your assistance we can continue to invest in both of our grounds to maintain the highest possible standards for all our members and the local community.

Thank you in advance from all at Shifnal Cricket Club.

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SCC IN THE COMMUNITY

In 2011 the pavilion was overhauled and as part of this project the club prepared a women and girls cricket development plan, aimed at increasing the number of female playing members over the next three years.  

The reconstructed pavilion was officially opened by Baroness Rachel Heyhoe – Flint and has allowed the community to hire the pavilion for social and work events.

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2014 was a very big year for the club:

  • Recognised via the Energize Awards as the Shropshire Community Club of the Year and were also successful in the same category at the regional West Midlands Community Sports Awards.
  • Further funding was secured to level the outfield, a major task which has allowed the club to enhance its coaching offer by increasing coaching areas and improve safety for those that use the ground. 
  • This meant that during the winter Shifnal's local junior football teams were able to train and play matches on the ground.

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Our members and the wider community benefit from a number of initiatives at the club, including:

Volunteer led cricket coaching and competitive matches for over 100 juniors aged 6-15.

  • 2 coaching sessions a week in the summer for boys and girls
  • Up to 10 matches per week during the summer
  • Winter indoor coaching sessions

Working with local schools:

  • Providing cricket coaching
  • Hosting numerous primary and secondary regional cricket festivals

Social Events:

  • Regular quiz nights, BBQ's, a Summer Ball and an annual President's Day.
  • The Big Slog - in 2020 the club raised over £5,000 as part of its fundraising for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Intensive Care Unit and Ward 26, after a life member of the club had fallen seriously ill.
  • Annual fireworks night, which has become an established community event with on average 3,000 spectators.
  • For two weeks in February 2021 the clubs pavilion became a Covid-19 walk in rapid testing centre, offering a walk in service for the local community.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

100 Club

Entry into the 100 club draw for 10 months from March to December

£5 or more

BBQ Voucher

£5 food voucher to be used for the first arranged BBQ at the cricket club. Date TBC

£10 or more

Fantasy League

Entry into Shifnal CC’s 2021 fantasy league

£10 or more

Social Membership

Social Membership for 2021

£10 or more

Women’s Softball Subscription

Women’s Softball annual membership fee

£10 or more

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Gel Nail Manicure for £10!

Purchase a Gel Nail Manicure for £10 with Keira Lorimer RRP £15!

£15 or more

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Kayel Activewear Voucher £5 Saving!

Purchase a £20 Kayel Activewear voucher for £15! Visit kayelactivewear.co.uk to browse!

£20 or more

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30 minute Sports Massage with Tom Maundrell

A 30 minute sports massage with Shropshire CCC sports therapist and club member Tom Maundrell (Available once social distancing measures have lifted). RRP £30

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

30 Minute Golf Lesson with Neil Allesbrook

A 30 minute golf lesson with Shifnal Golf Club PGA Professional Neil Allesbrook. Held at Shifnal Golf Club. RRP £30

£25 or more

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Two T20 Blast Tickets at Northants CCC

Two tickets for a T20 Blast game at Northants CCC. Fixture TBC. RRP £40.

£25 or more

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Specsavers Eye Test

Eye test at Telford Town Centre or Newport Branch’s. RRP £35

£25 or more

Women’s Hardball Subscription

Women’s annual membership for 2021. Includes all match fees and training sessions.

£30 or more

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One Hour Coaching Session with Tom Collins

A one hour coaching session with ex first team captain and ECB level two coach Tom Collins. RRP £50

£30 or more

Match Sponsorship

Sponsor any home Saturday match and receive one social media post on our Twitter and Instagram page. Plus two free standard drinks at the bar on the match day.

£30 or more

Summer Ball Early Bird £30

Early bird ticket for our summer ball. This year to be held at The Park House on Sunday 29th August! RRP £35

£35 or more

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Specsavers 30% Designer Glasses Voucher

30% voucher off designer glasses at either Specsavers Telford Town Centre or Newport Branch’s.

£40 or more

Junior Subscription

Junior membership for the 2021 season

£40 or more

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Studio 13 Cut and Blowdry

One Cut and Blowdry voucher for Studio 13, Shifnal’s newest hair salon! RRP £50. Visit www.studio13shifnal.co.uk for more of what they can offer!

£50 or more

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Bar Credit

£50 payment for a £60 bar tab

£50 or more

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One Hour Fast Bowling Session with Mitch Stanley

A one hour fast bowling session with Worcestershire CCC contracted player and Shifnal home grown talent Mitch Stanley. RRP £70

£50 or more

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One Hour Coaching Session with Chris Dirkin

A one hour coaching session with our club coach Chris Dirkin, an ECB level 3 coach and ECB level 3 Coach Developer. RRP £80

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

One Hour Coaching Session with Luke Swann

A one hour coaching session with Luke Swann, Partnership Performance Lead and Emerging Player Program Head Coach at Northants CCC. RRP £80

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Two Coaching Sessions with Jack Twigger

Two, one hour coaching sessions with first team and Shropshire CCC opening bowler Jack Twigger. ECB level 2 coach. RRP £90

£100 or more

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Worcestershire CCC Signed Bat

Signed bat of the Worcestershire CCC 2018 squad. RRP £150

£125 or more

Adult Student Membership

Student membership for the 2021 season includes all match fees.

£150 or more

Advertising Board

One year fee for an advertising board at Shifnal CC

£180 or more

Men’s Adult Subcription

Men’s membership payment for the 2021 season. Includes all match fees

£250 or more

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England Cricket T20 Squad Signed Bat

A signed bat of the England T20 Squad that played Pakistan in 2020. RRP £400

£10 or more

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King's Yard Brewery Mystery Selection Pack of 4

A mystery selection pack of four alcoholic beverages from Shifnal's King Yard's Brewery RRP £15

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