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.
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
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