Sydenham Sonics Cricket

by Platform Cricket in London, England, United Kingdom

Sydenham Sonics Cricket
We did it
On 25th March 2020 we successfully raised £1,450 with 13 supporters in 69 days

To purchase kits/equipment that enable children to compete equitably with those at regular cricket clubs, regardless of their background.

by Platform Cricket in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Whilst £1,450 will enable us to purchase the kits and equipment our children need to play cricket safely and equitably, we will still have to travel to other grounds/pitches in other areas to take part in competitions and matches. 

The additional funding will help us start to purchase more essential equipment for hosting matches at our home ground in Mayow Park, Sydenham such as stumps, boundary markers, portable scoreboard and some deck chairs for scorers, parents and spectators. 


The Platform Cricket Programme works across inner London, aiming to bring more children from disadvantaged and BAME backgrounds into the game. Focussed on areas of high deprivation and little to no existing cricket provision, the scheme also targets social improvements such as better health and social inclusion, through the creation of local cricket hubs. 

The Sydenham Hub was established in 2019. Following a scheme with local Primary Schools, fifty children migrated into community participation at Forest Hill Boys' School.

This continued into the summer months where activities transferred outdoors to Mayow Park, and the "Sydenham Sonics" team competed in a local soft-ball tournament where they finished a creditable second place.

This qualified them for the Kent County U9 Finals where, against all odds, they finished in 3rd place behind established cricket clubs from Tunbridge Wells and Bickley.

In 2020 our charity will again work with local Primary Schools to encourage a new cohort of U9s to join the Sydenham Sonics programme, whilst our existing players will move into competitive hard ball cricket.

Whilst the children's talents will enable this swift progress, the financial burden of purchasing all necessary kit and protective equipment required for hard ball cricket can be prohibitive. 

We are therefore aiming to raise funds to purchase a "club kit" which will mean that all children playing for the Club can compete equitably, regardless of their backgrounds.

The 3 important outcomes of our scheme that this fundraising will support most are:

- Social Justice: Ensuring access is accessible for all

- Supporting access to competitive hard ball matches

- Supporting individuals to progress into representative cricket

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

- A thank you postcard from one of our Sydenham Sonics players.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

- A thank you postcard from one of our Sydenham Sonics players. - An invitation to our end of season awards & celebration.

£250 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£250 Reward

- A thank you postcard from one of our Sydenham Sonics players. - An invitation to our end of season awards & celebration. - A listing in the "Our Supporters" section of the Platform Cricket annual report. - For organisations, inclusion of logo on the Sydenham Sonics Team kits.

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