Be a brick and help cricket club raise £60k

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

ASPORTS club has launched an ap­peal to fund its new club­house.

Lan­g­ley Cricket Club needs to raise up to £60,000 to build the mod­ern ex­ten­sion which it says will help it open up more to the wider com­mu­nity.

It is hoped that build­ing work, which also in­cludes up­grad­ing the club­house, a new bar, kitchen, ma­chine store and dis­abled toi­let, could start early next year.

But the club, which is run by vol­un­teers, in­clud- ing Matt Stevens, ju­nior head coach, and Barry Pat­ti­son, bar man­ager, has a turnover of about £10,000 and needs to raise a sub­stan­tial sum to pay for it.

Among its fundrais­ing ideas is its ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme where peo­ple can do­nate, with their name put on a plaque on the wall of the ex­ten­sion.

Mr Stevens said: “Our cricket club is vol­un­teerled, of­fer­ing sport­ing and recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties for ev­ery­one. Ev­ery pound counts and will go a long way to­wards our project goal.

“Once com­plete, we will be able to of­fer our club­house and ground for use to the gen­eral com­mu­nity and we’ve al­ready had in­ter­est from sev­eral lo­cal groups and in­di­vid­u­als want­ing to use our fa­cil­i­ties.

“If any­one wants to get in­volved with the project by do­nat­ing time, ser­vice or ma­te­ri­als that would also be fan­tas­tic.”

To Buy a Brick make a min­i­mum do­na­tion of £5 by search­ing for ‘Lan­g­ley Cricket Club’ at www. go­fundme.com. To of­fer any other help email lan­g­l­ey­crick­et­club@hot­mail. com

Vol­un­teer bar man­ager, Barry Pat­ti­son, at Lan­g­ley Cricket Club which needs up to £60,000 for an ex­ten­sion to open it up more to the com­mu­nity

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