We are determined to grow our facilities and contribute to our community and make it more accessible to a greater number of local organisations and individuals!
About Cranleigh RFC?
Cranleigh RFC is a family-friendly, community-based club, ready to welcome new players and supporters of all ages from the local community, with the mission to help ensure that our facilities on Wildwood Lane become more accessible to a greater number of local organisations and Individuals who could utilise our clubhouse and the surrounding pitches.
What does Cranleigh RFC do for the local community?
At Cranleigh RFC we offer a range of activities for all ages and ability for a vibrant Mini and Youth section with over 500+ members to our senior teams and local community groups that utilise our facilities and grounds for the local community group.
How has the pandemic affected Cranleigh RFC?
At Cranleigh RFC, we have suffered on our regular revenue streams from the loss of bar revenue and hiring our club out to private events and corporate clients. We have had some success in hiring out our pitches at the the club, but that comes with extra wear and tear. As a result we need to active the improvement of our pitches with an updated drainage system to help, with the conditions of our club pitches for all its members and wider community that use the grounds currently.
What will we do with your donation?
Our drainage system on our club first team pitch needs upgrading, since installation in 1995, with the view to help get rid of the standing water that makes our grounds unplayable throughout the year. The donations at we receive will mean we will be able to afford and resolve the problems with our pitches and which means we will make our ground more accessible to more of our community for 365 days a year.
How we want to help our local community
In addition, we want to help some members of our community who are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, we are launching a fundraising campaign called the "The Big Pitch In Project' We are aiming to raise £20,000 to fund much-needed pitch renovations which will make our fields playable all year round and at the same time help club members who have been impacted the sudden loss of income due to COVID-19 crisis.
We want to help our local community
We will also donate 50% of all gift aid raised to local charities in Cranleigh and the surrounding areas.
What have we donated so far through the COVID-19 Pandemic ?
We committed to supporting local causes using the gift aid received. I am pleased to confirm that we donated £400 to Glebelands School, who will be using these funds to acquire two chromebooks for children who need to self isolate and don't have access, along with a further £400 to Park Mead School, which will be donated at the end of term to buy 163 meals for children over the Christmas holidays but Cranleigh RFC is committed to helping more towards our local community.