Wallasey Rugby Club Covid Support Fund

by Wallasey Rugby Club in Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th May 2021 we successfully raised £31,590 ( + est. £2094.00 Gift Aid ) with 163 supporters in 38 days

Wallasey Rugby Club is raising vital funds that will support us to recover from the impact of Covid and get the club thriving again.

by Wallasey Rugby Club in Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we reach our stretch target we will spend the extra funding on improving our kitchen facilities so that we can cater in house for events. This will create an important new income stream for the club. We will also purchase a new boiler as the existing one is making a funny noises and looks older than most of us!


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WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?  

Covid has meant that we have played no rugby since March last year. We have also lost all means of generating income. 

As well as cancellation of all rugby fixtures, during the past 12 months all social events (those we run ourselves and those booked by local people for birthdays, christenings, etc) have been cancelled as well. 

Our intentions for 2020 were to get new (modern!) changing rooms, build accessible toilet facilities, purchase floodlights and create a covered outdoor space on the patio for families to use. None of this has been possible. 

We now need your help to get back on our feet and get the club thriving again for all of the local community to enjoy. 

HOW YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT 

Covid has heavily depleted our reserve funds. We have been here for nearly a century and are not prepared to stop anytime soon! We are committed to making sure that the club will continue to provide for the community as it has done since 1926.  These funds will provide:

•    Accessible disabled toilet facilities in the bar area that will mean people with disabilities and mobility issues feel welcomed at our club 

•    New floodlights that will enable us to train all year around and play more night time rugby when the season starts

•    A covered outdoor seating area on the existing patio to increase capacity and support us with Covid guidelines 

•    Improvements to our changing facilities to accommodate the increase in rugby players 

  • New playing equipment for all of our junior and adult teams 
  • Equipment and resources to improve and maintain the condition of our pitches 

WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT? 

Installing new floodlights will mean that we can train all year around. This will really support us to improve and should mean we win more matches!1617355753_club_close_up.jpg

Creating a covered outdoor area will increase our capacity for spectators at matches and social events. It will also help us with Social Distancing measures (all the while they remain in place) 

The combination of modernised changing facilities and floodlights will mean that more rugby can be played. At WRUFC we will be able to establish a women’s squad and other junior teams to go alongside the existing colts team. Local schools and other sports clubs will also be able to make use of our facilities. 

New equipment will mean that we can offer high quality training sessions to all of our junior and adult teams. Money for the upkeep of the pitch before, during and after the season will mean that all of our teams have a great environment in which to learn and enjoy the game. 

Covid has isolated people and we are also witnessing the closure of many traditional meeting places such as pubs, youth clubs and community centres. This project will re-establish Wallasey Rugby Club as a multi-purpose community venue – a meeting place for local groups, a venue for local bands and comedy events and an affordable place to have your birthday party or celebration. 

THE BIGGER PICTURE 

This project is the first stage of a longer term vision for a community sports hub. After consulting with other local sports teams (including football, hockey, American football and Lacrosse) we understand that there are many clubs without facilities of their own. This lack of facilities also means that many of the existing ones are overused and as a result get waterlogged for months at a time during the winter. 

Our long term aim is to build a 4g all weather pitch that will be available for booking by local teams both for training and to play competitive fixtures. In this way the club will become a focal point for the community – a sports hub where people come together to play the sports they love and meet new people. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

79 of 150 claimed

Christmas party Saturday 4th December

A Christmas Bonanza at WRUFC, featuring legendary scouse stand-up Crissy Rock, local band The Sound, dj's and more great local acts to be announced Tickets will be sent on email following the end of the crowdfunder

£5 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Fajitas Classic Mexican Bar and Grill

15% off your dining bill when you eat at the fantastic Fajitas in Moreton. When you choose this reward you will receive your 15% off code on email to use when you order. https://www.facebook.com/FajitasMoreton/

£5 or more

0 of 50 claimed

The Grange Pub in Moreton

15% off your dining bill when you eat at The Grange in Moreton. The Grange in Moreton is a family friendly local pub that aims to please with its quality food menu, sense of fun along with affordable prices. When you choose this reward you will receive your 15% off code on email to use when you order. http://www.thegrangemoreton.foodanddrinksites.co.uk/

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 off Drinks and Food at Alhambra

£20 off your bar and food at tab at Alhambra - great new venue opening soon in Old Swan

£25 or more

53 of 200 claimed

Sponsor a Brick!

Become forever a part of the club's history by sponsoring a brick in the clubhouse

£100 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Free Party!

Free venue hire of the club when you book your own party

£200 or more

13 of 20 claimed

Sponsor Boards

Promote your business and support the club by purchasing one of the large sponsorship boards around the side of the pitch

£5 or more

14 of 14 claimed

Prize Draw, Reminisce Festival 2021 & £50 Bar Tab

£5 gets one ticket in our prize draw. you can buy muliple to have more chances of winning one of these fantastic prizes. The top prize is 2 x Reminisce Festival tickets (This event is a sell out with many people after tickets) and the other prize is a £50 bar tab at Wallasey Rugby club. 150 tickets available and you have to be in it to win it!!!

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Meat!

A £20 meat voucher from Owen and Sons Butchers on Seabank Road in Wallasey

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bootleggers Cafe, Seabank Road

A £20 voucher to spend at the fantastic Bootleggers Cafe on Seabank Road in New Brighton https://www.facebook.com/Bootleggerscafeandcatering/

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Tanskeys Bistro, West Kirby

Afternoon tea for 2 Tanskey’s Bistro is a small family run business located in the heart of West Kirby which offers 360° views overlooking the Marine Lake and Welsh Hills on one side complimented by Coronation Gardens on the other, allowing you to soak up the scenery no matter which table you choose. https://tanskeys.co.uk/

£40 or more

5 of 5 claimed

WRUFC Dinner Dance

Pair of tickets to WRUFC dinner dance

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Marine St Social

Meal and drinks for 2 people at Marine St Social in New Brighton

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 night stay for 2 people at New Brighton Hotel

A one night stay for 2 at the fantastic New Brighton Hotel on Victoria Road.

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