Newton Poppleford Cricket Club is a community sports club based in Devon that provides social cricket to players of all abilities and ages. It is proud to ensure that friendly Sunday cricket is available as an alternative to excellent league structures across Devon. The club has strong links to the local community and area teams ensuring a healthy friendly cricket community, while also welcoming touring teams from across the country. Sadly the club needs to raise funds to replace the club's cricket pitch mower to ensure that we can continue to provide a playing surface of an excellent standard and secure the clubs long-term future.
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Why it's a great idea:
This will ensure that the club can continue to prepare suitable cricket pitches and welcome teams from across Devon to play.
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Helping cricket clubs raise funds to support themselves during the COVID-19 crisis
All During these strange times of no cricket, I wanted to do something to ensure that when we return the club can look forward positively. As some of you are aware there has been a need to consider replacement of our pitch mower. At the clubs, AGM members discussed the need to raise funds during this season with several ideas put forward. Sadly with events beyond anyone's control changing everything for a while, raising funds by traditional means seems unlikely for a while. So I have taken advantage of the ECB COVID-19 Emergency Funding initiative and set up this Crowdfunding project. The ECB has already approved and donated £100 towards are total. Now the rest is up to us! In truth, we need to raise beyond £1000 but that seems a big amount so if we take it in steps then it won't seem such a big mountain to climb. I am hopeful that if we show that we are there to support our club then I will be able to engage the wider community to support us too. And when the time comes to approach our sponsors to help us restart cricket with a real positive. These times are difficult for everyone but if you can please support this idea and let us hope we are all back playing soon. Antony Cox NPCC Secretary