Fundraising ideas – your thoughts needed

The club always has projects that have require financial assistance, from the renovating, tidying and relaying the net surfaces through to pitch bookings, league subscriptions and colt equipment purchases.

You may already have noticed the donation bucket on the bar of the JCG. The clubs target is to raise £1,000 this summer so if you have any spare change; please do donate.

In addition several of us connected with the club are considering various ways to keep you all entertained on Saturday nights throughout the season, the aim is to encourage you and your family and friends to visit the Clubhouse bar after play has finished; keep you fed and watered and relieve of you of just a little of your hard earned cash.

Such a diverse membership across all of the teams means that it is almost impossible to arrange events that suit everybody’s taste; but we would very much appreciate your support if an event that does peak your interest is arranged. The club grew larger than just playing cricket on a Saturday afternoon and your continued support at fundraising events is required and appreciated.

Events currently being considered are:

Race Night – The thrills and spills of the Sport of Kings brought to you in the relaxed surroundings of the JCG. We will consider attempting to run this in house to keep costs down and profits up.

Quiz night – A fun way to relax, have fun and test the memory banks. Probably run as a lottery type quiz to allow everyone an equal chance to scoop the cash prize.

Acoustic Music Nights – Looking at booking local musician(s) to display their musical talents.

An evening with – We are currently seeking a “localish” ex First Class Cricketer to engage for an evening of interesting stories of their career – Likely to have an outlay in booking this person so this may be tickets in advance only.

End of Season Big Bash – An extravaganza of fun, with a Disco, humorous award presentations, halfprice bar, BBQ, with the added bonus of a Prize Draw.

I would love to hear from as many of you as possible as to whether these or any other ideas/events are something you would be keen on attending. Or if you have any suggestions of your own.

Equally if you know of any local firms that would be keen to assist in supporting the club, individual teams or individual players please e-mail me

Vote for which event you would like to see here:

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