£2,670

£15,000 target 38 days left
17% 20 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th November 2020 at 8:00pm

Responding to COVID-19 we are seeking £15,000 funding to restructure the Clubhouse for a safer environment ensuring the future of the Club.

by Walsham le Willows SC in Walsham Le Willows, England, United Kingdom

COVID-19 has change1600624624_p1050057_original_changing_rooms.jpgd the way any business can function. With fewer people visiting to partake in and watch the varied activities available and spend time and money in the Clubhouse afterwards, the Sports Club must quickly adapt to provide a safer environment. The restructuring of the Clubhouse is a necessity that the club can ill afford, which is why this appeal for help is being made now, to all our members and friends in the community. We have had help from the Football Foundation with a grant, but this will still leave a short fall of £15,000.

Sporting activity was taking place in the village back in the 1890s as evidenced by the cricket team's minute book opening entry for 8th March 1897. The old thatched pavilion is still standing, now with a pantiled roof. The playing field was ploughed up during the war but eventually both cricket and football resumed and merged in 1952 to form Walsham Le Willows Sports Club using the old pavilion.

The Sports Club is a key part of the local community and over the years has evolved into the current facility providing a hub for varied sports for all ages, genders and ethnicities to get involved in.

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The Club has enjoyed annually increasing membership, close to 500 people of whom 160 are adult males, 55 adult females, 250 boys and girls and additional occasional players and social members. The age range starts from 4 years old with our "Little Willows" football sessions up to 85 years for players of bowls and walking sports. The recent priority has been to encourage more ladies and girls to join the Club along with people with disabilities in partnership with "Anyone Can Sports".

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There are six senior football teams with fifteen youth and junior teams competing in local leagues and tournaments. 

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Over the summer, three senior cricket teams play League cricket along with three colt and junior teams. 

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Additional activities include walking football and walking netball, tennis and yoga. We also host Great Run Local events and Boot Camps. Bowls, darts, snooker & billiards complete the set.

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Our improvement plans aim to provide a safer environment for all users with social distancing key in the replanning of the space available. We hope this will also attract other sports such as cycling, short mat bowls, pétanque and walking rugby. Other new community groups and active lifestyle providers will then also be encouraged to help further develop this community health and wellbeing hub for the village and wider area.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10.00 DONATION - T SHIRT REWARD

An 'I Crowdfunded for WLWSC' printed T-Shirt

£25 or more

£25 FUTURE ...

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with Wine or Beer and Chocolates!

£35 or more

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

Just like the bar, immortalise your support for the club with your name or your family's name, bricked in to the wall of the club house!

£50 or more

£50 FUTURE...

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a bottle of Champagne! PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

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CONSESSION SEASON TICKET

Consession Season Ticket - Entry to all First Team Home Games for the 2021/2022 season

£100 or more

ANOTHER 4 BRICKS IN THE WALL!

SPECIAL PRICE! Instead of having just one brick in the wall, have 4 bricks celebrating and immortalising your family and friends forever more, bricked in to the wall of the clubhouse.

£125 or more

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MICK MILLS SIGNED AND FRAMED PRINT

Signed and framed Mick Mills print, 400mm x 300mm with certificate of authenticity

£150 or more

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INFINITY ADULT MEMBERSHIP FOR THE SPORTS'S CLUB

Pledge £150 today and we'll reward you with an infinity Adult Membership

£150 or more

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ADULT SEASON TICKET

Adult Season Ticket - To include entry to all First Team Home Games

£250 or more

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INFINITY SPORT'S CLUB FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

A lifetime Sport's Club Family Membership. 2 Adults and 3 children up to the age of 18.

£250 or more

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HORSE RACING AND MUSIC LOVERS!

A 2021 season meeting of your choice, including Newmarket Nights, in the exclusive Thoroughbred Lounge.

Let's make 'WALSHAM CLUBHOUSE APPEAL' happen

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