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£9,952raised of £50,000 target by 135 supporters

    Weʼve raised £9,952 to rebuild our beloved cricket pavilion that was burnt to the ground on 28th September 2016.

    Location
    Bromley, United Kingdom
    Category
    Sports
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 29th January 2017

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    Story

    On Wednesday the 28th September, our beloved Downham & Bellingham cricket pavilion was burnt to the ground in an arson attack.
    Part of the local community for over 85 years, both as a cricket club and playing field for local school - Burnt Ash Primary, the loss is sorely felt by all that have played or spectated at Downham & Bellingham.
    Hand built by members back in the 1930s, the pavilion was a symbol of the family community the club has established - small in size but with a warm and welcoming approach to both cricket and socialising. Children and grown ups alike have spent many a happy weekend on the outfield or in the clubhouse, enjoying both the game and the company. The annual fathers and sons match shows the type of club we are - sons, fathers, grandfathers cheered on by daughters, wives and mums. For some, Downham memories span their entire lifetime.
    Our club is run by its members and whilst this has been the key to its success, it is also the reason we must now ask for help to rebuild our much loved pavilion.
    Sadly, there is nothing to salvage from the building; we've lost everything and so are having to start from scratch. We're not looking to build anything fancy - a simple clubhouse to reestablish the sporting community we all treasure. Whilst some things cannot be replaced, like the team photos dating back to the club's beginnings, we do still have the ground itself, so the club can safeguard its future.
    We're not sure at this stage how much we'll need or how much we'll manage to raise, but every penny will help. Our club's motto is "Di Grado in Grado" which means "little by little" and little by little we will, with your help, rebuild our fantastic club for future generations to enjoy.

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    • Stewart Barnes

      Stewart Barnes

      4 months ago

      Stewart Barnes

      We'd like to say a huge thank you to all those who have donated so far and given your support in various ways. We've been overwhelmed by the response from players, families, friends, various cricket clubs and even total strangers. We hope to have an update on our plans for rebuilding the club in the next couple of weeks so we'll be sure to keep you posted. In the mean time please keep spreading the word. Thank you again, on behalf of everyone at Downham and Bellingham. We're truly humbled.

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    135

    • Jogs

      Jogs

      Jan 9, 2017

      £150.00

    • Nina Desai

      Nina Desai

      Nov 30, 2016

      Will and team all the best in putting together the new Cricket Club House and I look forward to catching up on the stories about how it all came together and subsequent matches you will play there.

      £50.00

    • Myrianthe Ewington

      Myrianthe Ewington

      Nov 25, 2016

      Good luck with the project xx

      £20.00

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    Stewart Barnes

    Stewart Barnes

    Bromley, United Kingdom

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