Become One of Our Crowd

by Tarleton RUFC in Tarleton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st December 2020 we successfully raised £21,006 ( + est. £1328.75 Gift Aid ) with 220 supporters in 58 days

The money lost from the Covid pandemic has taken away vital revenue we would use in enabling the club to function smoothly.

by Tarleton RUFC in Tarleton, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The Club has several areas in need of upgrading to continue our momentum:

  • The Upstairs Function Area and bar and the Stairway leading to and from. 
  • The downstairs Refectory Area. 
  • The Storeroom and Referee’s rooms. 
  • Continuing to develop the 2 Metre Inn, making it secure with standing areas for members to enjoy the facility.
  • Technology in all parts of the Club. 
  • Establish groundworks for our balcony project 
  • Increase parking capacity.

The Club believes that all of the work to be done is to make our premises a true centre of the community and increase participation, usage and enjoyment.

Things were bobbing along just nicely

We were approaching the middle of March. All of our age groups were enjoying the challenges of their rugby, our F&B and Bars were open, serving players, supporters and members alike. We were enjoying our most successful pre-match hospitality the Club has ever held and minds were turning to the 30th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner and the, always well attended and hugely profitable Skofic 7’s tournament. 

21st March was a date no one will forget.

On this date two massive things happened to the Club.

We paid an emotional farewell to our hugely loved and respected Club Chairman and friend Hugh Paterson, who passed away on 29th Feb at home with his family. Hugh left the 100’s that day with a mood of obvious sadness, but with a sense of invigoration that each us us would continue his ‘Magnificent Obsession’.


“Hugh this exercise is part of your magnificent obsession, following up what we all said we would do in your memory that day”

We received the news that Covid-19 had forced us all in to lockdown as of midnight that night…

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


Adversity to Opportunity

The Club has worked tirelessly during lockdown to ensure this wonderful Club we have developed over recent years for the whole community, remained intact and that we survived financially. 

“Going bust isn’t an option – we have too many kids to coach…”


Why are you helping us?

Our facilities are for the use by members and the community and require to be fully paid for and maintained. The project’s fundraising objective is in building on the above momentum and helping to provide an even better facility for all members to help as well as the community. 

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

All funds raised will be invested in the Club, to continue to make it a place for our players, our kids, our volunteers and supporters to enjoy rugby and feel even more part of the Community.

Please help our Club

With no rugby since March we lost the entire income from the Gala Dinner and the Skofic 7’s plus what we would have raised from matchday sponsorship, captain’s Pints, bar takings and room bookings.

Yet still have the maintenance of our Club and amazing facilities. The Club would like this momentum to continue with its plans in preparation for when we kick off a new season.

 We are asking for your support to help us to keep developing an amazing facility. 



By giving, pledging or donating you are helping Tarleton RUFC only.

If you choose a reward whether it be the £5 face mask or the £500 match sponsorship, it all helps the Club. Your donation to the Club gives you something in exchange!

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

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


How will we spend the money raised?

We want to continue preparations for when Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed allowing us to get back to normality welcome back our players, members, supporters and volunteers. We have a plan of improvements within three specific areas; Keeping the Clubhouse maintained, welcoming and safe from a Health & Safety and inclusivity perspective. Keeping our pitches maintained and secure. Providing players of all ages adequate and safe equipment and kit.

  • Repair of the ceiling collapse in our storeroom and referees room due to water ingress.
  • Make TRUFC COVID-secure by purchasing and installing sanitising stations, attendance data etc – enabling safeguarding of all visitors and players
  • Changing over to LED lighting throughout the building, enabling a substantially reduced carbon footprint.
  • Purchase of playing kit and equipment for our newly formed ladies team. 
  • Advertising to continue the increase in our mini/juniors section allowing the future continuation of our Club in the community.
  • Purchase of additional balls, bibs and equipment for the increased numbers in our minis and junior section
  • Refurbishment of the scrum machine.
  • Repair of weather damaged fencing surrounding the club to increase security.
  • Replenish written off bar stock due to bar closure
  • Replenish lost stock and revenue from Catering section due to COVID.
  • Repainting of the clubhouse interior and upstairs function/meeting room to make it more welcoming for members and community users.
  • Refurbishment of the shower areas to accommodate areas for female players/visitors.

Please give generously and feel proud YOU are one of the Crowd who have helped the cause


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Free Month's Pilates Tuition Access - 30% Discount

Its a known fact that top athletes focus on body mobility to help performance and avoid injury. This reward will do just that. Strength & Soul are offering one months membership to all online Pilates classes and tutorials. Great for mind and body, and you are able to access them whenever you want, wherever you want.

£5 or more

14 of 200 claimed

#OneBadgeOneClub Face Mask

Stay safe with your very own Tarleton #OneBadgeOneClub facemask

£5 or more

RAFFLE - Win Your Own Private Parking Space

Enter the raffle to win your very own personalised private parking space at the club for a full season!! (Season 21/22) Draw to be made December 2020

£10 or more

Support our Mini & Junior Crowd

All donations will go directly to supporting our Mini & Junior section to help us purchase size 3 & 4 balls and other vital equipment!

£15 or more

13 of 50 claimed

On Badge One Club Leisurewear

Be One of Our Crowd in your very own TRUFC One Badge One Club long sleeve Tee! NORMAL PRICE £20

£15 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£5 Butchers Voucher

Get a £5 voucher to spend at Tarleton's S&A Johnson Butchers and enjoy the freshest finest meat and dairy products from our local butcher.

£20 or more

14 of 50 claimed

One Badge One Club BEANIE & GLOVES

get your very own TRUFC One Badge One Club beanie hat and winter gloves

£25 or more

Support our newly formed Ladies Rugby Section!

Our newly formed Tarleton Ladies' section need kit and equipment to help them compete and wear our club badge with pride!

£30 or more

2 of 30 claimed

PIE & A PINT Pre-match hospitality

Join us at a match of your choice with a guest for pre-match hospitality including food and your first drink!

£50 or more

4 of 20 claimed


Give your son or daughter the experience of being a matchday mascot for one of our Senior Men's or Ladies teams! What you Get: - Invite to Matchday Hospitality for Mascot and Parents - Meet the players and Coaches - Take part in the warm up with the players. - Lead the players from the changing rooms on to the Pitch at match time - Official picture to commemorate the day -

£150 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Join the Crowd - BECOME A 95er

Join our growing Supporters Group with full Season (21/22) Membership to the 95ers. What do 95ers get? - Free Soft shell, branded 95ers Jacket - Access to discounted club merchandise. - 10% Discount at Club Bar & 2 Metre Inn - Priority invite to ALL matchday hospitality. - Priority places for all away day coach transportation.

£150 or more

3 of 10 claimed

PRE-MATCH MEAL for 10 people

Table for you and 9 guests to join us for a home game of your choice to enjoy a pre-match meal (inc. table wine.)

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Hire the 2 METRE INN for your Party

Take your party, family event or summer BBQ to the next level. Hire our Brand New 2 METRE INN outdoor bar. Delivered to your venue within a 20 mile radius of the club. We will also work with you to arrange stock and set up to make your event an unforgettable experience!

£500 or more

0 of 20 claimed


Join us for a Matchday experience by being the matchday sponsor for a home game at Carr Lane! What you get: * Promotion of your business via our Website and Social Media platforms leading up to and following the match * Business Advertised on our club house ‘Match Day Sponsors’ board * Table for you and 7 guests to enjoy a pre-match meal (inc. table wine.) * Awarding of the Man of the Match for both teams post-match

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

1to1 Personal Session with STRENGTH & SOUL PILATES

Get yourself an amazing 1 to 1 Pilates experience with the Amazing Strength & Soul Pilates! Steph at Strength & Soul delivers classes supporting you in managing your health and wellbeing - both mental and physical. Pilates focuses on strengthening the body, with an emphasis on your core - it includes posture, balance and flexibility, and encourages your mind-body connection. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Normal price £35 ​

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Four Ball at Penwortham Golf Club

Be Tiger for the day with 3 of your mates!! Enjoy this fantastic Four Ball offer donated by our local course, Penwortham Golf Club! Normal Price £140

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