Calverley St Wilfrid’s Cricket Club have launched a £15,000 appeal to improve facilities – and is hoping the local community will offer its support.
The club is planning a raft of improvements to its clubhouse and wider facilities, including fixing the roof and ceiling, replacing the carpet and creating a larger seating area inside.
A club spokesperson said:
“As with sports clubs up and down the country COVID-19 hit our finances hard, with events not being allowed to take place and bar takings significantly down on previous years.
“This reduced income has left us struggling to fund our core cricket activities let alone invest in our clubhouse or training equipment. With an aging clubhouse that has proved to be not fit for purpose during the pandemic and vital training equipment on its last legs we are looking to fundraise to ensure our financial security and to continue our clubs improvement plan.”
As well as improvements to the clubhouse, the club also wants to replace old nets.
Their online crowdfunder adds that the improved facilities will benefit the wider community:
“We are engaging with the local community to assist us with our fundraising goals and have a number of members who have come forward to volunteer their help. In addition we already have support from an ever growing number of local businesses who have pledged rewards for our Crowdfunder.
“We are working hard to raise as much as possible and your help would really be appreciated to give us that extra push to realising our vision of transforming our clubhouse into an asset that the whole community can really be proud of.”
Full details of the appeal – and how to donate – can be found here.