Whitehaven RUFC return from lockdown

by Whitehaven RUFC in Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st September 2020 we successfully raised £21,190 with 142 supporters in 69 days

COVID-19 lockdown brought a halt to income from Mid March, this has massively affected funding and our plans for club house improvements

by Whitehaven RUFC in Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Extra Funds raised will be re invested into the club and its future 


Whitehaven RUFC was founded in 1876 playing our first game in 1877.We are a community sports club based in the town centre. Currently we are running 2 adult teams along with a thriving youth set up Whitehaven Sharks

Our Club is Entirely run by volunteers, the club is largely reliant on match-day revenue and social functions for finance. This came to a sudden stop with the Covid-19 outbreak. Overall it has had a devastating effect on plans and cash-flow. 



This project is to raise some much needed funds, it is to be used to allow the club to be in a stable position as we ease into a new normal. 

As a Club  we are wanting to come out of the lock down in the best possible position, as strong as we can be and ensure the future of the club for many more generations. 

This includes a proposed redevelopment and update of the club house. We see this as a major part of securing our future, to allow us to be self sufficient and continue being the great community club we are, allowing people of Whitehaven and surrounding areas the opportunity to make friends and memories that last a life time.

1597318486_untitled_presentation_(7).jpgWHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE COMMUNITY

During Lockdown the club has played a key part of the COVID support in the local area, Holding numerous food bank collections, collecting and distributing boredom packages to local care homes, Toys books and games have been collected and organised for vulnerable children in the area.  Over 300 New Club shirts supporting the NHS were designed and sold raising over £3000. Then finally was our biggest collection to date, we collected in clothing with support from Derwent recycling  for the Great North Air Ambulance amazingly we raised over £10,000 for them.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Wall of fame

Any £50+ donations will give you a place on our wall of fame. This will be produced and positioned in the club and will bear the names of all donors who have pledged this way. This can be done as a single individual, a family name or even be added for donations in memory of people. It would also be a great investment for a local company supporting our club

£10 or more

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4 Pints for £10 plus 15% off With BBB Outdoor

Pre-pay for your first drinks once the club re opens at a discount, pledge this way and BBB Outdoor custom have kindly offered 15% off any single item

£10 or more

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£10 dozen cupcakes

Another great treat for the sweet tooth, our great friends at the muffin top bakery have kindly donated 6 dozen cupcake boxes at discounted rate of just £10 grab them while they last

£20 or more

£20 Buys a chair and grand raffle entry

As we move forward and finalise details we are pleased to announce a £20 donation will buy a new chair and will also give you entry to our grand raffle which will be held on the reopening evening of the club once all work has been completed. Prizes will be listed and updated as this project moves forward

£250 or more

£250 Sleeve Kit Sponsor

We have available the last few spaces on our new kit,for sponsors to have their logo proudly displayed for the coming season

£300 or more

Match day sponsor

Match day sponsor package, once the fixtures are out, pick a game and come along with 5 friends (package is for 6). watch the game, pick the MOM, whilst enjoying being fed and watered between 2 and 6pm

£300 or more

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£300 Pitch side bords

Spaces available for our popular pitch side advertising boards. cost includes manufacture and ground rent for 12 month (future yearly fees apply)

£500 or more

£500 shirt sponsor

Another great opportunity for our sponsors. This reward gives a large logo on the back of this seasons playing shirts

£10 or more

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£10 sweet box

Above and beyond event hire have kindly offered us 6 discounted, 12" mixed sweet boxes these usually sell at £15 so grab a bargain

£100 or more

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Outdoor Patio Table

Part of the refurbishment has included an additional area behind the club being paved creating a patio. Now is your chance to donate and proudly claim one of the patio tables as your own

£1,000 or more

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Main Team Sponsorship

With this reward you will be recognized and promoted as our official main sponsor of the club for the next year. This is our top package available

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