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Great News from the Money MAUL

3 weeks ago By Steve Whitehead

I am writing to update you on the Money Maul fund and to let you know some fantastic news.

I am writing to update you on the Money Maul fund and to let you know some fantastic news.

As a direct result of your support for the club through the Money Maul we have now reached our financial target to allow the first major Money Maul project, replacing the clubhouse windows and doors, to proceed.

Replacing the rotten wooden windows and doors in the clubhouse has long been an ambition of the club but until now the significant costs involved have been prohibitive.

Making every penny count

By working closely with CRFC Grants coordinator, Lisa Thornton, we have been able to maximise the value of the Money Maul fund. It is now common for organisations issuing grants to require recipients to match their funding and so the Money Maul allows the club to meet this key criteria. As a result, the club has successfully applied for two grants which when added to our own funds means that we have reached our target.

In addition to the Money Maul players, the club would like to thank those members who have given their time to help us achieve our target. This includes Chairman, Ian Banister, who spoke on behalf of the club at two grant application meetings, Lisa Thornton, for coordinating our grant applications and taking her family along to a meeting to demonstrate how the club benefits many age groups and Pete Jones for his industry contacts. The club is also very grateful to Deceuninck Ltd for their support.

The new windows and doors will allow greater energy efficiency, improved security and will enhance the overall appearance of the clubhouse and we hope they will be ready to be fitted in January.

Other recent Money Maul funded projects

In addition to the funds allocated to the windows and doors project, Money Maul funds have also been used to provide specialist kitchen utensils for the new combi oven in the main kitchen, a fridge and kitchen items for the club’s new pavilion and more paint for Hayley Schrader as she continues her superb work painting internal areas of the clubhouse

Our next project

Although we are delighted to complete our first key Money Maul project we have an ageing facility with high usage and so there are many more projects that we need to tackle. The Money Maul committee have agreed that an urgent requirement is to further protect the clubhouse, grounds, and grounds equipment and so we will support the club’s plan to install a comprehensive CCTV system.

Recent Money Maul Winners

Aug: £100-Ian Lyons, £75-John Miles, £50-Carol Murrow

Sep: £100-Steve Whitehead, £75-Nick Cowan, £50-James Harding

Oct: £100-Donna Fielder, £75-Keith Collins, £50-Ian Lyons

The club is very grateful to Ian Lyons who has recently won two prizes for generously donating each prize back to the Money Maul fund. Ian pays for two entries into the Money Maul each month so to boost your own chances of winning why not consider applying for additional entries? Please contact myself or club secretary, Phil Read, ( if you wish to do so.

The November draw will take place at the Vice President’s lunch on Saturday 24th November.

Extra Christmas bonus prize of £100

To help Money Maulers get into the festive spirit there will be an additional £100 Christmas cash prize in December’s draw.

The Money Maul is a vital source of funds for the club and your contribution is greatly appreciated. Every entry makes a genuine difference to the amount of work the club is able to tackle and whilst we have made a strong start there is still much work to do. We will continue to keep you updated on progress.

I wish you every success in the Maul.

Very best wishes,


Ceri Morris
Vice Chairman
Chippenham RFC
07831 750657

Updated 20:06 - 5 Dec 2018 by Matthew Stephen

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