A FUND-RAISING campaign launched by Droitwich Spa Cricket Club has just one week left to reach its £25,000 target so the clubhouse can be given a much-needed revamp.
The club enjoyed a highly successful season on the pitch with both the Saturday and women’s teams winning their respective leagues.
And with just £5,000 needing to be raised before next Friday’s deadline (November 13) the DSCC is hoping to be holding fund-raising celebrations as well.
The crowdfunding drive is near £20,000 which will ensure a Sport England grant but the extra £5,000 will see the refurbishment fully completed.
Launched in the 1970s, the plan is to update and extend the 50-year-old facilities, which are also used by Droitwich Spa Boys and Girls Football Club.
The redevelopment would not only benefit both clubs but also the local community.
Phase one involved an extension featuring a new changing room and toilets plus improved ladies and disabled facilities.
The new funding and second phase would see another changing room built, the frontage extended and electronic shutters installed to protect the club against vandalism.
The main clubroom will be completely refurbished making it a useable space for everyone involved with the clubs, the community and allow the club to host more people. This will also make the club more sustainable with the ability to earn extra revenue.
The clubhouse will be extended to allow extra changing space to allow space for Women’s changing facilities and to allow the club to continue its growth.
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.”
DSCC fields five Saturday teams, a Sunday side and a women’s team and boasts a thriving junior section from age six upwards. Its ECB Allstars programme which provides youngsters with an introduction to the sport is one of the most successful in the country.
Martyn 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 it, 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.”
Anyone who can contribute to help the campaign get over the line can click here to donate.