DROITWICH Spa Cricket Club are hoping to raise £25,000 to fully refurbish and redevelop their clubhouse through a crowdfunding campaign.
The campaign ends on Saturday, November 13 with donations being sought to boost the total.
Droitwich’s first target was to reach £20,000 – in order to attract a Sport England grant – but it is now hoped that raising £25,000 will be enough to fully complete the refurbishment.
The clubhouse at Droitwich is a 50-year-old facility and is also used by Droitwich Spa Boys and Girls Football Club with the improvements set to benefit both clubs and the local community as well.
Phase one involved an extension featuring a new changing room and toilets plus improved ladies and disabled facilities.
With the help of new funding, the second phase will see another changing room built, the frontage extended and electronic shutters installed with the interior to be refurbished and modernised.
DSCC Chairman Martyn Davies said: “”After more than half a century of use, our clubhouse is in urgent need of improvement and we’ve opted to crowdfund as the project has been hampered by the pandemic and impacted our usual revenues and fund-raising activity.
“This will allow both clubs to continue to grow and provide a clubhouse that the whole community can access and one that is functionable throughout the year to offer income opportunities to make the clubs sustainable now and in the future.”
The club’s Saturday and women’s first teams’ won their respective leagues this season – with Droitwich fielding a total of five Saturday teams, a Sunday side and a women’s team.
Droitwich also boast a thriving junior section from age six upwards with its ECB Allstars programme providing youngsters with an introduction to the sport and is one of the most successful in the country.
Davies added: “As well as our league-winning men’s and women’s teams, our youth side is buoyant with lots of girls and boys representing us so the future on the pitch is very bright.”
“Off the pitch, we want to ensure we can offer suitable facilities for all our teams including our ever-growing women’s section and add disabled facilities to remain an inclusive club for all.”
To donate and find out more about the crowdfunding campaign head to the following link: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stpetersproject