"Take me home"and lets tackle Covid together!

by Pocklington RUFC in Pocklington, England, United Kingdom

"Take me home"and lets tackle Covid together!
We did it
On 9th October 2020 we successfully raised £40,056 with 227 supporters in 48 days

Pocklington RUFC provides a base for people of all ages to help their physical and mental well being. Please support the Club to go forward

by Pocklington RUFC in Pocklington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our main aim is to maintain our current assets and make sure we are sustainable as a club, and be ready again to play rugby and open up to people and groups wishing to use the Club.

The main aim of the Club is to play rugby. To play rugby the Club has to carry out maintenance work on buildings and pitches. The money lost from the Covid pandemic took away the revenue the Club would normally use to carry out this important work to enable the Club to function.

As already mentioned the Club is not purely for rugby. It also acts as a base for Pocklington Runners, Pocklington Ladies Hockey and the charity, Pocklington Rugby in the Community who run and facilitate the hub for all of the community.

The Club has several areas of their premises to update such as their Lounge Bar and areas on the first floor where the Peoples Pantry will be based. An emergency fire exit has to be built with exterior stairway. All of the work to be done is to make the facility a true centre of the community and increase participation on all activities.

The global pandemic has hit the whole world in a way nobody could ever have imagined.

It was going so well....

   Pocklington Rugby Club's season was approaching the end of March 2020. The 1st Team were in the process of hitting top form, the crowds at the Club were growing and momentum was with the Club in every way from the Mini & Juniors through all of the teams to the magnificent supporters with "Take me home, Percy Road" ringing in everyone's ears.... 

   Preparations were finalised for what was to be a fantastic Sevens on Good Friday, especially after recent years of huge sociable crowds helping the Club to develop into the a community hub it is today.


Then suddenly on 23rd March 2020 life as we know it was shut down. 

Boom. No more rugby, no more sociable afternoons. The whole Club closes.... 

                                       ***NO INCOME FOR THE CLUB***



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   The Club, being a part of the community through its charitable arm "Pocklington Rugby in the Community" facilitated the use of the Club as a hub to send out food parcels to those locked down and in need of support in conjunction with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Covid 19 Groups and The Peoples Pantry. They have done a fantastic job using Pocklington R.U.F.C.'s facilities, putting the Club firmly on the map in terms of helping others. The Club has shown it is not just there for rugby!

The Immediate Future

   The Club have still to maintain the wonderful facilities they have developed over recent years for the whole community. 

   Not just for rugby, Pocklington Runners and the Pocklington Ladies Hockey Club use the Club's facilities on a regular basis. 


   This is as well as a venue for various other groups and future further development by the charitable arm to make a permanent base for the Peoples Pantry.

   The Club is also nearing completion of their wonderful facilities at Kilnwick which has provided a pavilion which contains changing rooms, showers, first aid room, kitchen and small social area. A superb building which will enhance the rugby experience at Pocklington, whether you are 7 or 70.

What are we fundraising for ?

   All of the facilities, which are for the use by the community require to be fully paid for and maintained. This project is to raise funds in order for the Club to keep the momentum going to provide a centre to help everyone in the community. It is not purely a rugby club. 

   The Club, its charitable arm and associated users of the Club help in several ways to make peoples lives better, no matter what their background may be. We welcome all, treat everyone the same, with a smile and to have respect for each other. This ethos goes towards helping peoples well-being, to assist in their physical and mental health.

Please help our cause


   With no rugby since March we have lost our whole income from the Sevens, end of season matches, Club Dinners and bookings, yet still have the maintenance of our Club and lovely pitches. This has to be done in preparation of the new season starting. We are asking for your support to get us back to that kick off time.


   By giving, pledging or donating you are helping Pocklington R.U.F.C. and you receive the rewards whether it be very smart Ashcourt Racing merchandise, a meal out at The Gait Inn, tyres at Winn Tyres, plants and shrubs, workshop tidies of even one of the most important things in your life, a will, it all helps the Club. Your donation to the Club gives you something in exchange!

   The Club have superb sponsors who are also having a tough time, but the Club appreciates all that they do for the Club in helping with its development in every way.

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No matter how big or small your donation or pledge is, it will help not only the Rugby Club, but the whole community.

Please give generously and feel proud you have helped the cause

Many thanks       





This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

Be a Pocklington R.U.F.C. Vice President

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with... A V.P. Membership of Pocklington R.U.F.C. This will give you the membership of an established, superb, sociable rugby club as well as free admission to all home league games at Percy Road for the forthcoming season and access to the V.P.'s Lunch. #takemehome PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£5 or more

Pack of v.smart Pocklington R.U.F.C. playing cards

These quality playing cards suitable for any occasion are available to receive as a reward for £5, which will greatly help the Club !

£990 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Marquee, Furniture, loos etc. for a function

Are you having a function in 2020 ? Here is a fantastic offer of the supply of marquee, furniture, loos etc. for your event. The event must take place in 2020 Kindly donated by Coopers Marquees.

£1,000 or more

Life Membership of Pocklington R.U.F.C.

Please give £1,000 and receive the benefit of being a lifetime member of Pocklington R.U.F.C. You will receive entry into all of Pocklington 1st XV's home league games for life, together with the knowledge that you belong to a famous and wonderfully sociable rugby club and have helped it along in its hour of need

£10 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Wall Mounted Tool Storage Board

Wall Mounted Tool Storage Board Panel Organiser Kit. If you're getting fed up of locating your tools and other equipment then look no further! Our Wall Mounted Tool Storage Panel Kit is a great storage solution for garages and workstations. These value kits provide a resistant and modular option for organising your tools and equipment. These have been produced with recycling and recyclable plastic, in compliance with REACH regulation.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ashcourt Racing Snapback Cap (Black or White)

Get yourself noticed wearing an Ashcourt Racing Snapback Cap (Available in black or white) Great quality and very smart.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ashcourt Racing T-Shirt (L/XL)

This very smart Ashcourt Racing T-Shirt is available. Great quality with logos is a must for any aspiring racer.

£25 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Voucher to spend £25 at Henleys, Mkt. Weighton

Give a pledge of £25 and pick goods to the value of £25 at Henleys Nursery, specialising in plants, shrubs and trees. their team of friendly staff are available to assist in all your horticultural needs.

£45 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ashcourt Racing Shell Jacket (L/XL)

This limited edition smart Ashcourt Racing Shell Jacket is available (rrp £60) to buy. (Kindly donated by Ashcourt)

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A meal at The Gait Inn, to the value of £50

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a wonderful meal at The Gait Inn, Millington to the value of £50. The gait Inn is renowned for its ambiance, serving superb food & a selection of beers and wines. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 off tyres at Winn Tyres, Pocklington

Get those tyres sorted out for the winter by getting £50 off your bill at Winn Tyres and helping the Club.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Voucher to spend at Henleys Nursery, Mkt Weighton

Give a pledge of £50 and pick goods to the value of £50 at Henleys Nursery, specialising in plants, shrubs and trees. their team of friendly staff are available to assist in all your horticultural needs.

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Will Writing Service

Have you got a will? You need one! This is for a basic will writing service done by a professional.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Voucher for Henley's Nurseries, Market Weighton

Give a pledge of £100 and pick goods to the value of £100 at Henleys Nursery, specialising in plants, shrubs and trees. their team of friendly staff are available to assist in all your horticultural needs.

£150 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Table of ten to a pre-match lunch at Percy Road

You and your friends can sit down to a two course lunch at Pocklington R.U.F.C. before a 1st XV game, enjoy the meal, fantastic craic only Percy Road can deliver, and have a few drinks before watching the boys play a great game of rugby.

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