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Covidfund Update: 29th July

Since our last Covidfund update in mid-June, a lot has changed, most notably the return of recreational cricket – hurrah! However, our fundraising efforts must continue if we are to offset the financial impact of the pandemic on the club.

We are pleased to report that since the last update, we have grown our Covidfund by nearly £2000. This has taken a terrific effort and we are now in touching distance of our £10,000 target by the end of September.

Remember, if we hit our target we will donate the equilavent of 10% of the target to Severn Hospice and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Over the last six weeks, we have continued to receive generous offline donations from many members, including Steve Brooks, Charles Bathurst, Graham Morris, Ian Tyrer and Andy Parkyn. These came in addition to the many received earlier in the summer.

Our Spacehive crowdfunding page was also the most successful of all the cricket projects registered by the ECB with an incredble 77 different individual backers. This was 20 clear of the next best supported club – what an effort! There are too many pledges to mention here, but a full list is visible here. Because of the many contributions we received on Spacehive, we were able to get Norman Ross a haircut this month!

Meanwhile, we have received a £460 boost from senior players who kindly agreed to donate their credit on this year’s membership fees to the fund. If you have not yet indicated your intentions regarding your credit, please contact David Ross on 07545 348068 or secretary@wellingtoncc.co.uk

We also held a Quiz Night back in late June which added another £183 in profit to the Covidfund. Thank you to Simon Topper for organising that, and to everyone who has continued to generously support our fundraising efforts.

Over the next month, the WCC Bake Off will be taking place with all proceeds from the entry fees going to the Covidfund. It should be a keenly contested competition – full details here.

We will also be setting up a new Spacehive page – The Final Push – which will be seeking to get us over our target by September. Anyone will be able to contirbute on this page, but in particular we will be reaching out to sponsors and local businesses for support in getting us home. This will be launching in the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled.

Finally, if any member has any ideas to help us boost the Covidfund now that cricket has returned, please contact David Ross on 07545 348068 or secretary@wellingtoncc.co.uk

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