Posted on 12th December 2018
A truly remarkable year for Burgess Hill Cricket Club draws to a close following the award of the Active Sussex ‘Club of the Year’ trophy. Now our attention turns to more fundamental matters – fund raising!
a) Next Saturday, 15th December, Paul Elphick hosts a Family Christmas Quiz in the Pavilion starting at 7.30 pm. It is a quiz for all the family and provides an opportunity for everyone at the Club to get together before Christmas. These events are always great fun so we would love to see as many parents and players there as possible.
b) The annual ‘Grow Your Tenner’ campaign commences this coming Tuesday, the 11th December. This is an opportunity for the club to raise much needed funds. This year we are looking to generate funds towards the cost of replacing our old wicket mower. The current one is 12 years old and on its last legs. A new replacement mower costs c£7,200. We have obtained some grant funding but have a shortfall of around £2,000. We hope through the ‘Grow Your Tenner’ campaign to close this gap. Full details of how the campaign works can be found here –
You can donate to Burgess Hill CC here –
– Please do not donate before 10.00 am on Tuesday as the donation will not be matched and please don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box so that this is claimed back from the taxman.
Simply put a £10 donation from an individual becomes almost £22 to the club. 100 people donating will mean we can replace the wicket mower which will help us to improve the quality of the cricket strips next season.
c) With Christmas approaching many of us use the internet to do much of our shopping. Please sign up to Easyfundraising before doing your online shopping.
and join 44 other club members in raising funds for the club. To date including Gift Aid, shoppers have raised some £1,300 for the club at absolutely no cost to themselves.
Every year our running costs increase. Every year the club seeks to improve the quality of the square, the training equipment and the facilities, yet subscriptions will remain the same again for next season. It is only through our members supporting initiatives like those above that we can do this. Please support us and help us continue the development and growth of our club.
Next week please watch out for announcements on some new exciting sponsorship deals that we hope to have in place.
"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."