As a member of Berkshire County Sports Club we know you appreciate the constant efforts to improve your club. Recent improvements to the bar, changing rooms and heating for bar and squash courts have all been funded with the support of sponsors and those enjoying sport and entertainment at the club.
These are all terrific improvements but the to do list is a long one - and it is growing. The most urgent, and expensive action that we must take is the replacement of the playing surface on the all weather pitch which is wearing out fast and will need to be replaced within 6 months which is an extremely tight timeline.
All Weather Pitch
We need your help and will now focus all our fundraising efforts to raise £175,000
Most critically as the pitch is
rapidly reaching end of life we
urgently need to replace the
The cost for replacement of
the carpet is £175,000.
The great news is that we have
already raised £77,282 so we're
well on the way. We have a
grant application in with the
Hockey Foundation requesting
£50,000 which means, that if
successful we still need to raise
£47,718. We would like to request
all clubs that use the AWP to
consider donations to reduce this
target further and remind all
members that have not yet
donated to pitch squares pick
one or more of the remaining
squares and donate with gift aid.
Please also register to support the
monthly 500 Club Lottery and if
you have forgotten to register for
Amazon smile please do it today!
As you can see in these recent pictures, as the carpet wears out, it can no longer retain the sand. During heavy rain, sand and mud rise up through the carpet making the playing surface hazardous and in some cases making the pitch unplayable. With the excessive rain over the last six months, the degradation of the pitch has accelerated resulting in the urgent need to raise funds. The A.W.P. is the single biggest source if income for the club. Loosing this income would put the future of the club in serious jeopardy, so we are looking to every member of the club regardless of wether you use the pitch or not to do your very best to contribute what ever you can afford.
Four great ways to help
Join the Berkshire County Sports 500 Club Lottery. Your chance to win great cash prizes in our monthly draw and help raise funds for the club at the same time. Taking part couldn't be easier - simply register your interest. When we reach 50 players or more then the monthly draws will start.
If you prefer simply giving you can do that too.
We have set up a Go fund me page as an easy way to support club fund raising.
Click the learn more link below and follow the steps on screen. It couldn't be easier.
Purchase a Pitch Squares. Simply visit the club lounge and pick an available square
or more on the pitch poster by the bar,
write your name clearly in each square and arrange payment directly to the
charity fundraising account.