Tupton Rugby Club Covid 19 Support Fund

by Big Bad Bobby in New Tupton, England, United Kingdom

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The Covid 19 Pandemic has been a significant challenge to the financing of Tupton Rugby Club - your support is vital to securing our future!

by Big Bad Bobby in New Tupton, England, United Kingdom

THE CLUB

Tupton RUFC is a Rugby Club very much at the heart of our Community.  We currently run two Senior Mens teams and have a Mini/Junior Section comprising around one hundred girls and boys.  We also provide Volunteering opportunities for many people who want to support what we consider to be a very worthwhile cause.

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Beyond Rugby we work with the local Football and Cricket Clubs to make the Recreation Ground a vibrant place.  Within our Club we also have a Ladies Rounders Club, a Cycling Club and a School Holiday Club which welcome Members from the local Community.

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WHAT CHALLENGE DO WE FACE?

The global COVID-19 Pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape hundreds of Rugby Clubs in the UK.  

For us at Tupton, we have been unable to play competitive games since the beginning of the season and we now face the prospect of no Rugby for the remainder of the season which will have a significant impact on our finances.  

We have been working hard together to keep both the Club and Clubhouse functioning but now, in second lockdown, all activity has ceased which has once again challenged our Club in a way never experienced before.

We are therefore asking for your help where every pound will make a difference to our future.  We will use all money raised to sustain and secure our Club for the future so that when we are eventually allowed to play again, we will be ready.

We have reduced our overheads as much as possible, but this still leaves costs of around £500 per month covering such items as:

  • Utility payments, security payments, insurance & financial charges;
  • Pitch and training pitch maintenance;
  • Additional safety measures required emanating from the impact of COVID 19 to ensure the safe participation of visitors, supporters and players alike.

We are able to sustain ourselves in normal times but times are far from normal and we are currently looking at a closure of ten months but the future is very uncertain and we are planning for this period to increase.  As a minimum the cost to the club will be £5,000 and nearer £10,000 by the time the emergency is over.

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OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

TUPTON FIREWORK CELEBRATION

Every year we provide a Bonfire and Firework event for the Community that is free of charge as a way of thanking those that support us through the year.  This event continues to grow in size and popularity to the point where we now have over five hundred come to the event.

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"TUPTON CELEBRATES TOGETHER" GROUP

Our Club is centered in the heart of our Community with strong links to a number of other groups who we provide our Clubhouse to use to hold events.  We continue to partner with a number of Local Groups to enhance in our Village and beyond.

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We support Local and National groups in their fundraising activities one of which is the Macmillan Charity.

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In the last year before (Covid 19 restrictions were imposed) we have facilitated the Village Carnival and we had planned to support the VE Celebrations.  Both of these events use our facilities.  We have been working hard together to keep both the Club and Clubhouse functioning but now, in second lockdown, all activity has ceased which has once again challenged our Club in a way never experienced before.

We are therefore asking for your help where every pound will make a difference to our future.  We will use all money raised to sustain and secure our Club for the future so that when we are eventually allowed to play again, we will be ready.  

Any support you feel able to give will be most welcome - thank you!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Pledge a minimum of £25 to the fund and we'll add you name to our "Roll of Honour" posted in the Clubhouse as a thank you, a Social Membership

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Pledge £10 to the fund and we'll add you name to our "Roll of Honour" posted in the Clubhouse as a thank you

£25 or more

£25 FUTURE ...

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with... PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Pledge a minimum of £50 to the fund and we'll add you name to our "Roll of Honour" posted in the Clubhouse as a thank you, a VP Membership and an invite to our next VP Lunch

£100 or more

£100 FUTURE....

Pledge £10 to the fund and we'll add you name to our "Roll of Honour" posted in the Clubhouse as a thank you, we'll offer you VP Membership including a ticket to our next Lunch and 50% off the cost of a commemorative brick in the Clubhouse

£250 or more

£250 Corporate Sponsorship Reward

Pledge a minimum of £250 to the fund and we'll provide you and your Company with a full Sponsorship Package including a place on the Roll of Honour, four VP memberships and invite to our next VP Lunch and a commemorative brick in the Clubhouse

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