West Park Rugby Club - Covid 19 Support page

by West Park Rugby Football Club in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom

£22,116

£25,000 stretch target 15 days left
110% 142 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 21st December 2020 at 6:00pm

Vital renovation & maintenance work. CV19 prevented the start of the 2020 Rugby season & impacted the club's ability to generate any income.

by West Park Rugby Football Club in St. Helens, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we are fortunate enough to exceed our target first of all we would be blown away and we would bring forward our program of facility improvements to tackle other works needed in the clubhouse and grounds.


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West Park Rugby Club, St Helens

West Park RUFC was formerly established by Old Boy's and Masters from West Park School in August 1947.

A volunteer led and inclusive community Rugby Club we currently have 3 Senior mens teams, a senior Ladies team (the Foxes), a walking rugby team that played the first ever walking rugby international match in 2019 against our friends The 

Chiefs from Chicago USA, a mixed ability rugby team and a thriving Mini & Juniors section which includes 3 age grade girls team.

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A Community Club

We are proud of the fact that many of the current crop of senior players (including our Chairman Stuart Holland) and coaches across all age groups started their rugby playing days (some a very long time ago) in our M&J section.

Our roots are firmly in the local community and we are proud of our long standing relationships with local schools, businesses and with our Charity Partner Willowbrook.  

Our clubhouse building is used by local dance groups and bands as a rehearsal space and a popular venue for celebrations of all kinds.

Over the last couple of years a great deal of investment has been made in the club's facilities, including replacing the roof and facias on our clubhouse and the restoration, resurfacing our car park and repairing the damaged main stand.

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Most recently a program of upgrades have taken place including -

  • New posts on both pitches
  • New security fencing at the site to keep it secure
  • A full program of maintenance on both club pitches
  • The main stand has been repaired and re-painted 
  • The terracing has been upgraded with disabled access added
  • The pitch-side barriers have been restored and reinstated.

Much of this work has been undertaken by our amazing club members!

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Why we need your support more now than we ever have before

In March of this year COVID-19 brought the 2019/20 season and subsequently all activity at the rugby club to a sudden stop.

After a period of closure and lost revenue the work began to make the club ready to reopen safely for use by all on a very limited basis. A program of work began in the club house. In addition a volunteer weekend involving 40 members and volunteers took place with volunteers undertaking work around the grounds and inside the clubhouse to get the facilities ready for the return of the players. In line with the RFU's guidelines we have been able to restart rugby related activities now right across the club.

It is great to see the grounds in use again but local lockdown regulations have really impacted on the normal operation of the club with the season put on hold and with it the activities that provide the majority of the clubs income. These include all match related hospitality & socialising, facility hire, functions and club and community events. The club is managing to cover its ongoing bills until such time as things return to a more normal state.  At this stage we have no idea when that might be. We do however have an ongoing program of essential maintenance, repairs and upgrades that still need to be undertaken. This includes floodlights for the first team pitch to allow use of the pitch for training by all teams across the club to reduce congestion on the remaining pitches and improve the training experience for all.

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In addition to the usual bills, a large site such as ours and aged clubhouse always has a list of repairs and renewals to keep on top of which is both extensive and expensive.

The effects of COVID

The current outbreak continues to have a devastating impact on West Park. The club is reliant upon income from the rugby season, from the bar take, catering, sponsorship and also from the hire of the main club room for private functions.

All of these things have been and continue to be prevented under the restrictions placed upon us under COVID guidance.

We have big plans for the Club.

2021 marks the start of our 75th season and your support will help ensure that we can be here, a part of the the local community providing rugby related activities for people of all ages and all abilities for at least another 75 years into the future.

We are then asking you, our players, members, supporters, local residents and the wider community to come together and help us get through what is a unique challenge. 

Our rewards scheme

As well as donations we will offer a range of rewards that will be available for a minimum donation allowing you to receive something other than a warm fuzzy feeling as a result of your support of the club.

The rewards will be updated on a regular basis so please keeping checking in on our website to see what's new!

West Park (and Foxy the Red Rocks Fox) needs you!!

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NEW WARM UP T_SHIRT - JUNIOR & ADULT SIZES NOW AVAILABLE!

Check out the rewards page and order your Willowbrook Warm up T-Shirt Now!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

44 of 50 claimed

Breakfast with the Lions 1st Test 24/7/21

Spare us £20 and reserve your seats at the club to watch the First Lions Test Match Live from South Africa! Included will be a fry up and 5 pints from the bar. The beer alone would usually cost you £20 and this package £30 so grab a bargain as a supporter of the club crowdfunding campaign. Don't wait and see, reserve your place now and be there to watch the Lions!

£6 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Love to Shop Voucher

Another great reward to help with your Christmas Shopping! Be quick and grab these 2 x £10 love to shop vouchers for £7.50 each. Kindly donated by CEF at Aintree, thanks guys!

£20 or more

Social Membership

Have you hung up your boots/never owned Boots/think Boots is a Chemist on Ravenhead retail park? Then this is the reward for you!! For £20 you can support your club by becoming a social member. As a social member you get access to any members drinks pricing offered by the club, get a reduced room hire rate on the "big room" for all of your party needs, access to the members lounge and voting rights at the club AGM. What more could you ask for?

£23 or more

Willowbrook Warm up T-Shirt JUNIOR SIZES

Grab one of these brand new Club warm up T-Shirts and support Willowbrook! Designed by our Kit Partner Oneills & proudly displaying the Willowbrook logo, we will donate £2 from each T-Shirt to our long time Charity partner. Orders taken & bulk order to be placed Mid December for Jan/Feb delivery. Check the size guide on the ONeills site & select the correct size option as you choose this reward! Get yours now and be part of the team!

£24 or more

Willowbrook Warm up T Shirt ADULT SIZES

Grab one of these brand new Club warm up T-Shirts and support Willowbrook! Designed by our Kit Partner Oneills & proudly displaying the Willowbrook logo, we will donate £2 from each T-Shirt to our long time Charity partner. Orders taken & bulk order to be placed Mid December for Jan/Feb delivery. Check the size guide on the ONeills site & select the correct size option as you choose this reward! Get yours now and be part of the team!

£25 or more

71 of 80 claimed

£25 Summer Comedy Night

For a donation of £25 per ticket you can join us for a summer evening of comedy at Red Rocks. Included in the £25 reward will be admission on the evening, 5 pints and a curry! The cost of the beer alone here come to £21 add in your curry and ticket for the evening and this looks like a real bargain! Tickets would otherwise be on sale on this basis for £35. Where do i sign up? Date TBC given current restrictions.

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Original Charisma Hoodie

Get your hands on these only recently launched Original Charisma Hoodie. Available in Navy Blue you can be one of the first people to be seen in this stylish design. Retailing at £34 usually it is a bargain and available here for £30. Sizes from S-5XL. Thanks to Barry and Alex Engelen for the donation of this and other items.

£250 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£250 Table at our Summer Comedy Night

Pledge £250 for this reward and confirm a table of 10 people at our Summer 2021 Comedy Evening. This £250 reward reserves your table on the night, 5 pints for each guest and a curry. Sounds like a great night out to me! Date TBC given current restrictions.

£500 or more

2 of 6 claimed

2021 Match Sponsorship

You and 9 guests can join us next season as match sponsor for a 1st XV home league fixture in return for a donation of £500. As sponsor you will be guests of honour and enjoy a 3 course meal with wine before moving pitch side to watch the afternoons rugby. Your sponsorship will appear in the match day program and you will present the match ball to the home captain before kick off. Post match you will present the man of the match award.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1000 75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Reward

This is the Big one. Next season starts our 75th year celebrations. The premier event from a year full of events will be our 75th Anniversary Dinner. A donation of £1000 will secure a front row table at that event for you & 9 guests, this will include your food, a glass of champagne on arrival and 6 bottles of wine. Be sure of your place as a VIP at this special event as we celebrate 75 years.

£2,500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

The Premier Package

This is our premier reward & in return for your generosity you could Secure Table No1 or 2 for you & 9 guests at the 75th Anniversary dinner in 2021. Food, Champagne on arrival, 10 bottles of wine & a 75th Anniversary tie each are all included. You will also receive 2 Pitch-side advertising boards for the next 2 seasons along side the first XV pitch! This is our premier reward & recognises a significant contribution to the future of West Park!

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

England Rugby supporters scarf

Get your hand on this official England Rugby fans scarf in white and red. Only one available so grab it now for a £5 donation!

£9 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£10 Dunelm shopping card

Whilst we are all spending so much more time at home at the moment, If you part with £9 today to support West Park then we will reward you with one of 5 £10 Shopping Cards to spend at Dunelm in St Helens. New Cushions in Green and Gold anyone?

£10 or more

18 of 18 claimed

Oddballs Hats

These hat have been really popular right across the club and are usually available for a price of £15. We have 8 of these fabulous hat available through this page for the reduced price of £10 each. As we approach the winter these are perfect for keeping you toasty warm! Grab yourself a bargain and support the club for only £10!!!

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Apro England Rugby Adult Mouthguards x 2

Pick up one of these 2 England Rugby Apro Silver graded, White and Red self-fit mouthguards. A £10 donation will do it to obtain one of these beauties which retail normally at £12.99

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original Charisma Beanie

Keep your ears warm and look good this Winter in this stylish Beanie from new Brand Original Charisma. Navy in colour with the prominent OC Tiger Logo, these hats look the business! Thanks to Barry and Alex Engelen for donating this and other prizes as part of the crowdfunder campaign.

£17 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original Charisma T Shirt

Be quick and pick up this cracking T Shirtdonated by new fashion Brand Original Charisma (West Parks own Barry Engelen). Available in a choice of Black, Navy or White these T Shirts look smart and come in sizes up to 2XL. Usually £19 we have 1 T Shirt kindly donated available for £17. Just let us know which colour and size you would like.

£18 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£20 Voucher to use at Eccleston Aesthetics

Treat yourself with this £20 voucher to be used towards any one of a range of treatments at the Eccleston Aesthetics. This reward has donated by the fabulous Jennifer O'Toole. For a donation of £18 take home this £20 voucher and treat yourself to a little you time with Eccleston Aesthetics.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Personalised 850g West Park Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar

WOW! Get your hands on this amazing personalised West Park Dairy Milk bar. This 850g piece of Chocolate heaven is a one off and has been kindly donated by Pam Strett. a perfect Christmas stocking filler so get in quick and donate £15 to make it yours! Photo on main page!

£24 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Willowbrook Warm up T-Shirt ADULT

Grab one of these brand new Club warm up T-Shirts and support Willowbrook! Designed by our Kit Partner Oneills & proudly displaying the Willowbrook logo, we will donate £2 from each T-Shirt to our long time Charity partner. Orders taken & bulk order to be placed Mid December for Jan/Feb delivery. Check the size guide on the ONeills site & select the correct size option as you choose this reward! Get yours now and be part of the team!

£27 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Original Charisma Polo shirt

Be quick and pick up this cracking Polo shirt donated by new fashion Brand Original Charisma (West Parks own Barry Engelen). Available in a choice of Black, Navy or White these Polos look smart and come in sizes up to 5XL. Usually £29 we have 1 Polo kindly donated available for £27. Just let us know which colour and size you would like.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 limited edition Nightingale House Gin

This limited edition Gin by the lovely people at Shire Gin is a juniper led dry Gin with sweet citrus notes from sweet Orange and subtle citrusy taste. We have 1 bottle which goes to the first person to pledge £40 for this reward. This treat wont be available for long!

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Body Shop Hamper

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with a fabulous Body Shop Hamper with products to at least the value of £50. As well as supporting your favourite Rugby Club you will smell fabulous!

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Elemis Anti Age Facial treatment

Ladies (and Gents looking to get into good books) Get your hands on a voucher for this fabulous treatment kindly donated by Tricia @ Renaissance Skincare Beauty just in time for Christmas. Get in the good books lads and start your Christmas shopping early (I.E. before Christmas Eve) this year! Usual value £55

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