Surviving Covid - A future in Black and White

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Project by Mick Ishida

Surviving Covid - A future in Black and White

Mick Ishida profile

Project by Mick Ishida

We did it
On 3rd May 2021 we successfully raised £40,745 with 335 supporters in 31 days

Please help us to recover from the ongoing financial challenges caused by COVID-19 and build for our future

New stretch target

A very big thank you to all those who have contributed so far to help us reach our initial target. Our stretch target is £35,000. With the extra funds we will be able to buy more equipment for use in our Community Rugby Development program and carry out essential pitch maintenance and repairs? We will also be able to consider improvements to the outdoor spaces to ensure Covid safe hospitality.

1614869190_50196176762_e632ec65d2_c.jpgThere is nothing grey about a pandemic and nobody could have envisaged the devastating impact on our lives, our businesses, health and on our beloved ‘Black and Whites’. As we look back and reflect on past Saturday afternoons ‘roaring’ on our team for eighty minutes or standing on a side line on a damp Sunday morning offering encouragement, that feeling of well being has never felt more important. Hope floods back as we begin to look forward. Yet the impact of COVID on Percy Park RFC has been financially hard and to get back to hearing the final whistle once more, and retracing those steps back to the 1872 bar with confidence of a secure future, will take a collective effort. With your help Percy Park are hoping to raise vital funds to lessen the ruinous impact on our income and investment in our facilities whilst continuing with our work in the local community.

Our Crowd funding Aims

Protect today and build the future

1614868205_50195893661_2f03769998_c.jpgProtect today - Our aim is to reach out to family, friends, members past and present and the local community to help us recover from the financial impact presented by COVID-19. Since the start of the Pandemic we have seen over 150 functions and events such as christenings, weddings and other celebrations cancelled, not to mention key fund-raising annual events such as the Percy Park Beer Festival and Fake Festival. Although our income has taken a huge hit we still have outgoings such as utility bills, equipment leasing, insurance and pitch maintenance that although we can mitigate in some way still places a financial burden on our limited resources.

1614868500_dsc_0422.jpgBuild the future – Percy Park would like to continue working with our partners in our local primary and secondary schools whilst giving young people an opportunity to enjoy and play the game of Rugby Union in a safe environment. In November 2019 Percy Park became involved with Coach Core and the Royal Foundation with the aim of developing the next generation of inspirational coaches, and appointed our own apprentice. 

1615385155_e8e61a93-4e71-4d7b-a829-32a5ec17e47b.jpgAlthough the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and periodic school closures impacted the scheme, the scheme was able to provide rugby coaching in many schools and introduce the sport of rugby union to children in the local community. Percy Park wishes to continue the great work by creating a new post of Community Rugby Development Officer employing our apprentice from the scheme.

1614868064_img_4212.jpgPercy Park RFC has lived through two World Wars, recessions and now this pandemic. We need to be there in the future for our players (young and old), volunteers, and supporters and importantly for the community of North Tyneside as a place of gathering for weddings, parties and those special events in our lives. Events that we all recognise, more now than ever, are of such importance to us all.

A Team in Black and White

1614783190_img_4092.jpgAll being well Percy Park RFC will be celebrating its 150th anniversary during 2022. Formed in 1872 the club has produced some outstanding players of International reputation and British & Irish Lions along with ‘one or two’ Presidents of the RFU and Northumberland Rugby Union; whilst gaining a reputation across the breadth of rugby union for its strong collective spirit (“Once Black and White always Black and White”), welcoming friendship and liquid generosity. With 3 Senior sides, a Woman and Girls team, 300 Junior players (from U6 to18) a thriving Touch Rugby section and an active volunteer base, that spirit of belonging and community continues to remain strong.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£360 or more

3 of 4 claimed

Training balls for kids

Your pledge will allow us to buy 25 rugby balls which will be emblazoned with your company name and logo. The balls will be used in our Community Rugby Development program, with size 3 balls in primary schools, size 4 balls in middle schools and size 5 with high schools and colleges.

£15 or more

4 of 15 claimed

Percy Park Tie

Percy Park club tie

£50 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Will writing service

Have your Will created and written by Gameplan Financial normally at a cost of £130. Kindly donated by Gameplan Financial Ltd.

£200 or more

12 of 14 claimed

Table for 10 at a pre-match lunch

You can purchase a table for yourself and 9 friends/relatives at one of our pre-match lunches before a 1st XV league game. This will include entry to the game plus a 2 course lunch.

£500 or more

5 of 6 claimed

Pitchside advertising board

Advertise your company pitch-side for 2 years on a hoarding 4000mm x 600mm around the 1st XV pitch. We will also include a full page advert in the match day program for the next 2 seasons

£750 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Family Membership 4 Life

A donation of £750 or more will entitle you to Family Membership for Life at Percy Park RFC. This includes membership for up to 2 adults and all your children up to age 18 or in full time education.

£5 or more

8 of 8 claimed

President's Ale

A bottle of specially brewed "President's Ale". A 500ml bottle of pale ale with 5.6% ABV. To collect at Percy Park. Collect from club only.

£10 or more

100 of 100 claimed

Crowdfunder 100 club

£10 buys a number in our Crowdfunder 100 club. Numbers will be allocated in order of time/date purchased and the winning numbers will be drawn using a random number generator. £250 1st prize, £150 2nd prize and £50 3rd prize. A full list of supporters and winning numbers will be posted on our website after the draw has been made.

£10 or more

15 of 15 claimed

Percy Park Mug

Percy Park Mug - collect from club shop

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

3 Tapas and a bottle of wine

The Dolphin in Tynemouth have kindly donated a Tapas meal worth £23 which includes 3 tapas of your choice plus a bottle of wine

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Allards Gift Voucher

Allards have kindly donated a £20 gift voucher to be used at either Allards Lounge or Allards on the Quay

£16 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Percy Park Bobble Hat

Percy Park Bobble Hat - collect from club shop

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kith & Kin Cafe voucher worth £30

Alan Jones of Kith & Kin in Park View Whitley Bay has kindly donated a £30 voucher

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

North East Pest Control

Do you need treatment for a wasp nest at your home? Taff Baskerville proprietor of North East Pest Control will resolve your problem. This service would normally cost at least £50.

£30 or more

4 of 4 claimed

1-2-1 Coaching sessions

Book a 1-2-1 hour long coaching session for skills, kicking or line - out throwing, offered by Head Coach Ash Smith or Community Development Officer Adam Hay

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Jubilee Pub Meal & Drinks voucher

Andy Brack owner of the Jubilee Pub in Gosforth has donated a meal & drinks voucher worth £40

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Take away voucher

The Ahar in Park View have kindly donated this voucher to purchase a take-away from their restaurant up to the value of £50.

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Match Ball Sponsorship

Become a match ball sponsor for one of our 1st XV league game in season 2021/22. You and your family can present the Club Captain with the match ball before the game and have your photo taken. This will appear on the club website match report and you will also be mentioned in the match day program

£50 or more

5 of 5 claimed

4 ball @ Tynemouth Golf Club

A round of golf for 4 players, Mon-Fri at Tynemouth Golf Club kindly provided by TGC, Mick O'Connor and Andy Windass.

£65 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Large Potted Plant

Alex Giles of Agile Gardening will provide a Laurel or Rhododendron valued between £100 - £150

£75 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Car Service

Peter Leggate of Monks Garage North Shields has kindly donated a car service for 4 of our supporters worth up to £150 each.

£125 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family Adventure Day

Kindly donated by Wayne Dobson of High Tide Adventure Company choose a Family Adventure Day worth £200 from the following: Coasteering Adventure Bushcraft Adventure Climbing Adventure Mountain Adventure Scrambling Adventure

£150 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Golf 4 ball at Slaley

Golf for 4 at the Hunting Course Slaley normally valued at over £200

£150 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Golf 4 ball at Close House

A chance to play a round of golf for 4 people at the Championship Colt Course (Mon - Fri) normally costing £200. Thanks to Dave Tilley and Close House for donating.

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