Raising £15,000 towards a new kitchen, toilets and gym extension
Walcot has fantastic facilities, having recently built new changing rooms, refurbished the clubhouse and installed state-of-the-art floodlights.
But we're not happy with the size and condition of our kitchen and toilets facility. And we would like a better and bigger gym for club members and other users.
The Committee has therefore applied for and gained planning permission for two extensions - one for a new toilet block into the car park, and another for an extended gym over the existing hard-standing. Click through on the items below to see the specific plans:
We have now launched an appeal to all club members and the local community to help Walcot raise £15,000 towards the extended kitchen and toilets project. The new gym facility should be self-funding by users of the gym.
We see six key benefits for all the club for the kitchen/toilet project:
This initiative is about investing in the club for now and the future, benefiting youth players and their parents, senior club members and their families, old players and the local community, providing a great venue for whatever the occasion.
Raising £15,000 in 6 months
The costs of the kitchen/toilet/gym project is significant for a community club like Walcot. We are looking at self-funding options for the gym, and various other grants and donations for the clubhouse improvements.
However, we need to raise £15,000 from our membership and wider community for it to go ahead. This seems like a lot of money, but we do have a lot of members, and, over the course of the 6 month fund-raising period, it amounts to a relatively small amount per member. And, of course, we can have a lot of fun along the way. Here's a little advanced warning of some of the activities we have planned:
There are also likely to be a number of other activities, perhaps some undertaken by individuals. These may include: sponsored events, raffles, bag packing, auctions, golf day, and more.
So, please start supporting these activities, and immediately book your May Ball tickets and put a note in your diaries about the British Lions breakfasts.
If you have any ideas, or would like to start working with us on any of the activities, please speak to anyone from the Extension Fundraising team:
Or any other member of the Committee for any other details about the extension project.
You can also donate direct through Just Giving.
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- and Walcot will benefit from gift aid - an extra £2.50 for every £10 donated