Help us become the greenest club possible
We did it
On 9th April 2024 we successfully raised £38,348 ( + est. £3493.75 Gift Aid ) with 169 supporters in 42 days

We are raising money as we undertake a number of projects to reduce our impact on climate change

by Peterborough Town Cricket Club in Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

  • Who are we?

Peterborough Town CC is a large, friendly, diverse and successful club running 5 senior weekend teams and junior teams from age 9 to 19 and is run and managed by volunteers. We are proud to be at the heart of our local community representing the diverse backgrounds of Peterborough and it is the "community feel" that we believe makes our club so special to our members and visitors.

The cricket club is ECB Clubmark accredited, providing a sustainable, safe, family friendly welcoming club environment and is part of the City of Peterborough Sports Club, which includes Hockey, Squash, Bowls and Tennis.

We run 10 junior teams including a girls team and 5 senior adult teams. We pride ourselves on having a large and successful junior section where we run the ECB flagship All Stars and Dynamos cricket programmes. Many of our juniors over the years have transitioned to our senior teams a key objective to ensure the long term sustainability of our club. 

Why are we crowdfunding?

As a club in recent years we have become much more aware of our environmental responsibilities and the impact our activities on and off the sports pitch have on the environment and climate. Indeed, our objective is to turn these responsibilities into opportunities to improve our carbon footprint and to respond to the challenges of climate change.

We have developed an Environmental and Sustainability Plan which highlights a range of initiatives some of which have been achieved and others which we want to achieve.

To date, we have removed our single use plastics from the clubhouse investing in plastic reusable glasses for drinks from the bar, installed LED lights inside and outside the Clubhouse and placed recycling bins across our ground working in conjunction with our local Waste Removal Supplier. Our emergency lighting both inside and outside the Clubhouse are now LED bulbs and we have expanded the use of light timers on external lighting. We have installed water meters and leak monitoring detection. We urgently built a new soakaway after some of the torrential rains we experienced in 2023 flooded our Clubhouse. We have 4 more soakaways to rebuild as a consequence of continued flooding caused by the age and very poor condition of the soakaways which were originally built in the 1970s and don’t cater for the rains we are now experiencing as a result of climate change.

So, having made an initial start we now wish to progress with our long-term strategy to transition to a low carbon club by reducing our carbon footprint / emissions by developing the following :

• The upgrade to our 1970s built and antiquated showers, replacing old energy inefficient systems with new water saving technology.

• The installation of an irrigation system to our cricket square which will allow automated rather than manual labour intensive watering and which will allow us to water during the summer at night when water will not evaporate and be wasted. We project this level of efficiency will save us very significant volumes of of cubic water.

• We have 4 other soakaways 2 of which are on the cricket outfield. These are in disrepair not fit for purpose given the rains we now experience and not only do they affect the outfield the rain has backed up the roof pipes and the water has damaged the Clubhouse decorations requiring internal repairs as well. Works to rebuild these soakaways to respond to the challenges of climate change are very important.

• We are experiencing flooding of our cricket square during torrential rain despite the cover and protection systems we have. This has meant games have had to be cancelled when otherwise we could have played losing vital revenue. With specialist cricket drainage contractors we can lay drains which will improve the drainage of the cricket square allowing more cricket to be played, participation to keep players active and not lose vital revenue.

• We have a large clubhouse roof and having had initial discussions we want to investigate installing solar panels, rainwater harvesting and given the number of users of our car park and the growth of electric vehicles installation of EV charging points.

How you can play your part

There are three simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

Adult membership + 10 match fees

Pay your membership & your first 10 match fees for the 2024 season at a discounted rate

£10 or more

£10 pledge

Sometimes it’s nice to give £10

£19 or more

Girls 2024 training shirt

New for 2024 girls training shirt, usually £23

£20 or more

0 of 10 claimed

PTCC tie

Pledge £20 & get a PTCC branded silk tie

£25 or more

4 of 5 claimed

5 x 1-2-1 coaching sessions

Pledge just £25 and receive 5 1-2-1 or small group coaching sessions (max 4 kids) with our qualified coaching team! To be redeemed in Summer 2024

£30 or more

Ladies day ticket

Donate £30 and receive a ticket to our annual Ladies Day lunch this summer! Ticket includes Prosecco or Orange Juice on arrival, a two course lunch and wine on the table

£30 or more

End of season dinner

Book your tickets for the end of season dinner (15/11/24) at a discounted price of just £30pp!

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 neon cricket voucher

Grab a bargain, £100 voucher for just £50. Thanks to neon cricket for kindly donating

£75 or more

6 of 30 claimed

Ball sponsor

Be a ball sponsor for the 2024 season, just £75! Promoted on our social media pages on the day of the game you sponsor, and a free place at the Chairman's lunch on the 27th July

£75 or more

Player sponsor

Sponsor a PTCC player of your choice for the 2024 season! Social media posts & promotion upon confirmation & when your player scores 50+ or takes 4 wickets!

£90 or more

1/2 adult membership

Pay half your membership for the 2024 season

£132 or more

Junior/student membership

Junior/student membership for the 2024 season

£152 or more

Junior/student membership + training shirt

Pledge £152 & receive your junior/student membership for 2024 plus a personalised training shirt with your name & number on the back

£180 or more

Adult membership 2024

Adult sports club membership

£200 or more

Adult membership + training shirt

Pledge £200 & receive your membership for the 2024 season plus a personalised training shirt with your name & number on the back

£200 or more

Student membership + 10 match fees

Pay your membership + 10 senior match fees for the 2024 season at a discounted rate

£230 or more

Adult membership, training shirt & playing shirt

A package bundle for your adult membership, personalised training shirt & white playing shirt

£300 or more

Sponsorship Board

Pay just £300 and get a sponsorship board at the club for all home games in the 2024 season

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 voucher for Bombay Brasserie

Pledge just £10 and receive a £20 voucher for the fantastic Bombay Brasserie Indian restaurant in Peterborough!

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Northamptonshire Steelbacks T20 tickets

2 x tickets for a Northants Steelbacks home fixture of your choice in the 2024 Vitality Blast

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 AF Golf voucher

Pledge £25 & receive a £50 voucher for AF Golf, based in Yaxley, Milton Keynes & Cambridge. Many thanks to AG Golf for the voucher

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

1 x performance golf lesson

Book a golf lesson with a PGA professional at Thorpe Wood Golf Course, RRP £50. To be used by December 2024

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Kite batting gloves

Pair of top of the range Kite Cricket batting gloves, RRP £80

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Neon Cricket Voucher

Pledge just £70 and get a £100 Neon Cricket voucher!! Many thanks to Neon for donating

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