NatWest CricketForce 2007 - 2007 Case Studies (2)
The north Wales coast club also benefitted from an H&R Johnson tiles donation; and managed to get a conservatory donated by a local supplier as part of their refurbishment project:
Shepperton CC is a village club located by the River Thames - and it was also chosen as the launch club for NatWest CricketForce 2007. They decided to demolish and rebuild their main pavilion and separate changing room building - and they managed it in style! Find out more below:
Weston Super Mare CC
This Somerset Club held a beer festival that raised over £1000 and brought many non-members to the club. Sixty plus volunteers helped during the weekend and sponsorship and donations amounted to approx £1000 in the form of cash and materials. Around £5000 worth of work was completed.
More comfortable surroundings have boosted the social and playing membership at this Cornwall club and takings at the refurbished bar were already a quarter of the annual turnover of the previous season before a ball had been bowled in 2007.
Two new junior sides have been established at Lanchester thanks to a bag pack at a local supermarket that raised £700. More than 50 affiliates signed up as members and families and local groups using the club on a regular basis
Cheadle Hulme CC
Established in 1881, Cheadle Hulme Cricket Club has long since been regarded as one of the best clubs in the region but almost went bust in 2006. After NatWest CricketForce 2007, where 200 volunteers carried out around £8,000 worth of work using £16,500 worth of materials and sponsorship, junior membership has grown by 35% in the space of two months, the number of junior sections has grown from four to six and senior sides from three to four. Money raised from junior subscriptions is up 60% on 2006 and Manchester University has increased use of facilities by 50%
There was a dramatic increase in parents (existing and new) completing volunteer application forms during junior registration at this Yorkshire club. Many have already confirmed support for NatWest CricketForce 2008 weekend. All pre-season tasks were completed within a month with the majority of the work done over the CricketForce 2007 weekend with around 50 volunteers.
Apperley CC has formed an excellent working relationship with the Community Payback teams in this Gloucestershire region. Arriving under strong supervision on Saturdays, teams of up to six offenders with an Unpaid Work Order have successfully undertaken a large array of projects including: painting, carpentry, concrete laying, boundary fencing, hard core levelling, laying of an electric cable to the nets (for the bowling machine) and general maintenance work.
Dyrham and Hinton CC
More than £10,000 worth of work was completed for just £2,500 within a three month time frame before the start of the season leading to a vast improvement in the facilities and cleanliness of the club house and the creation of a unisex toilet. There was also an increase in membership at this North Somerset League club.
Dame Alice Owens Sports
Dame Alice Owen’s Sports Ground in Barnet is a London Borough maintained sports ground which has suffered over the last 15 years as local authorities slash budgets for sports facilities. Four separate cricket teams use it on a fortnightly basis over a Saturday and Sunday and there are two squares that in the past have been of a good standard. Following NatWest CricketForce 2007, nets that have been derelict for years have been restored for community use and a roller has been purchased to improve the playing surface.
Chipping Sodbury CC
B&Q supplied £300 worth of goods plus a kitchen bin to keep smells at bay in the summer and Andy Wicks, welder, fabricator and friend of a member of the club, did a lot of welding on the sightscreens. Kellaway Building Supplies offered a very good discount on wood, hasps, staples, hinges etc for converting seats in changing room into lockable storage for youth kit. T&G Batteries provided services free of charge to construct extra lighting.
Four new parents have joined either Club committees, more parents are staying on training nights to help the coaches or just enjoy the Club. Junior quiz nights are always sold out, private hire of the club pavilion has increased ten fold with parties for christenings, 18th birthday parties and three junior football teams holding events at WCC. The club has an out of season calendar of events, indoor training, party nights for Halloween, fireworks, Christmas & fundraising, all arranged by parents.
The Club, formed in 1935 in Faversham, received £15,000 worth of materials and improvements with help from 70 volunteers over the weekend. The budget was zero and all costs incurred were covered by profits from the sale of donated food beer and raffle tickets. Almost 150 children used the ECB Cricket Factory of which 100 were boys and the rest girls