The Club prefers donations via the Just Giving page because, if you are a UK tax payer, the Club is able to claim the gift aid tax benefit on your donations. This benefit has contributed over £7,000 to our fund raising.
Nevertheless, if you are unable to, or prefer not to use Just Giving, you can hand donations to any member of the Club committee or team captains, and you can place donations into the bucket on the bar at the cricket pavilion in Blossoms Park.
The next fundraising event for this year is the annual Club Fun Day on Sunday 27th May; including a six-a-side cricket tournament, BBQ, Bar, Raffle, Tombola and live music in the evening. Please come along, enjoy the day, and give your support to the Club.
Future activities include the now annual cricket match against Sackville School, a Summer BBQ to coincide with the final ECB All Stars session, a comedy night, a quiz night and the East Grinstead 10km run in September.
Furthermore, the Club welcomes all ideas from all members for fundraising activities and events, so please contact the Fundraising committee through Tim Cox on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The more money we can raise for the cause, the easier it will be for the Club to start the project on time and complete it to the standard that we all want. With your help, Edenbridge Cricket Club will become the envy of the local community and we can all enjoy playing and watching cricket from 2019 onwards with exceptional facilities in our beautiful setting at Blossoms Park.
In recent years the Cricket Club has been fortunate to have the support of two headline local sponsors in Harwoods Land Rover and Foxwood Maclean estate agent. Unfortunately, for 2018, neither party is able to continue their sponsorship, which places a sizable gap in the ongoing finances of the Club.
Alongside this loss of income, the Club continues to direct all proceeds from fund raising activities into the Matt Cox Community Pavilion project, which means that the ongoing operational activities of the Club are bearing the brunt of the financial squeeze. In order to maintain all club activities at the standards we all enjoy, we need to raise more income. So how can you help?
If you are connected with a local business through employment, custom or friendship, please talk to them about sponsoring the Cricket Club. Many companies actively look for opportunities to support the local community and there are exceptional commercial benefits to be had. The Club has well over 100 playing members in the senior and junior sections as well as parents, grandparents, partners and siblings. Exposure to the local community in the support of a good cause is an unrivalled opportunity to raise brand profile and boost trading.
If the Club was able to raise a minimum of £2,500 from a combination of several small sponsorship packages, it would have a significant impact on the level and quality of services we can continue to offer to members.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities with the Club, please contact Jon Woodman email@example.com or Dominic Jordan on firstname.lastname@example.org