FINAL PUSH PAVILION FUNDRAISER - Sat 16th June, 7:30pm, Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club
Streatham & Marlborough Cricket Club, located between Forest Hill and East Dulwich, and one of the biggest cricket clubs in the area around Sydenham, has for the last 8 years been working towards raising the £600,000 it needs to re-build its clubhouse. Sport England, the Marathon Trust and the England & Wales Cricket Board have committed around £400,000 to the project, and they are now looking to raise the final £200,000 with a view to the build happening the winter after next. Now that more than half of the money is secured, it’s likely that more grant-giving bodies will come on board soon to provide additional funding, but the club is trying to raise as much of the funds themselves as possible.
Without the new pavilion, the club faces increasing costs and decreasing hirings, such that it may in the next few years be forced to close. This would be a huge loss to the local community, as the club serves as a sporting and social hub for nearly 1000 local residents, and that’s not to mention many more visitors every year. With the new pavilion, the club is expected to again host a children’s nursery in the daytime, and for many more people to hire the club for cricket games and functions such as private parties and wedding receptions. This extra revenue will secure the future of the club for many decades to come.
The club is looking for donors and sponsors. If anyone would like to find out about the project, the club is hosting a ‘Final Push Pavilion Fundraiser’ this Saturday evening from 7:30pm. There will be food, drinks, live music, presentations about the project by the club’s chairman and guests from Surrey Cricket, and the chance to donate. A similar fundraiser five years ago to kick-start the fundraising effort raised £40,000 from members and the club is hoping to raise a similar amount this time again.
All interested locals are welcome to attend and find out more.
To find out more, go to: http://streathammarlboroughcc.co.uk/ind ... n-project/
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