Bowdon Club – Win a Three Night Stay at Luxury Cottages Near Delamere Forest
The pandemic has hit sports clubs across the UK hard, with many facing an uncertain future and possible long term closure. Bowdon Club on South Downs Road, which has been at the heart of the local community since 1856 offering cricket, hockey and squash facilities to young and old alike, has been hit hard.
Steve Kettle, chair of the squash section said:
“Thousands and thousands of local residents use the Club every year for sport and for social gatherings. Sadly, the club has had no money coming in for almost nine months and now it’s a fight for survival. We have to find new ways of generating income until we can open fully again.”
Traditionally, one of the Club’s main revenue streams has been the Bowdon Bonfire Night, but that had to be cancelled, so players from across the Club are joining together to find innovative ways of raising the much needed funds. One of the members, Adam Matthews, decided to take action and donated a three night stay at five star luxury cottages in Crowton near Delemare Forest .
A staggering £1,500.00 of tickets were sold in the first week. One member who bought ten tickets said:
“We are delighted to be supporting our local club. All our family has played sport here and we want to ensure that future generations can benefit from the great facilities on offer. We want to do everything we can to ensure the Club stays open post pandemic.”
The target is to raise £10,000.00 by the 24th December which will be used to keep up the maintenance and grounds of the club. To get involved and help support your local sports club you can purchase tickets, price £10, via the link below.
Alternatively you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm how many tickets you require.
The raffle will be drawn on the 24th December and the winner notified the same day.
“We appreciate that the pandemic has had an impact of everyone’s life but it would be great if the community could come together to help secure the long term future of a sporting and social institution that has played such an important part in so many people’s lives for over 170 years. This way, everyone is a winner.”