During such unprecedented times it is extremely easy to lose sight of plans and ambitions for the future. It is fair to say 2020 has been a difficult year for most but we are all hopefully that 2021 will return to some normality.

As you may well be aware here at Tintwistle CC we had embarked on a project in 2019 to build a new clubhouse with modern and relevant facilities to support the future growth of the cricket club and create a much-needed hub for community activities. More details on the project and our vision can be found here.

Tintwistle Cricket Club new Clubhouse Project

Progress has been positive since we began but 2020 has put us on the back foot on several fronts. None more so than our fund raising activities where our ability to host any events to raise funds has been impacted and several of the central funding pots available to sports clubs have become harder to access in 2020.

All that said the committee at TCC have resolved to continue to strive towards our original aim to build a new clubhouse on the current footprint at the Speedwell ground and are hoping 2021 will be the year when we really make this happen.

To support this, we have several active funding streams we will continue to work with. Firstly, we have replaced our JustGiving site with a new Crowdfunding page (details below). This has enabled us to apply for match funding with Sports England and reduces the fees we pay on donations.

TCC Pavilion Project – a Sports crowdfunding project in Tintwistle by Tintwistle Cricket Club Pavilion Project (crowdfunder.co.uk)

We will look to reach out as far as we can for donations to our project and are grateful for anything anyone is able to contribute. To support this, we are extremely lucky to be supported by our Principal Sponsor Tom Cassell @Syndicate and also by Vivienne Westwood who has kindly agreed to support our project through exposure via her social media channels over the festive period. We are hoping this level of exposure and any kind donations from this will really kick start us into 2021.

We will also continue to work with Sports England, ECB and High Peak Bourgh council to explore all the available funding that might be available to us.

Hopefully, you have found this update interesting but if you have any questions, ideas on fund raising or the wider clubhouse project or any other matter regarding the club please don’t hesitate to contact us at TintwistleCricketClub@hotmail.com

Many Thanks and festive wishes from all at TCC.

Stuart Rose

(TCC Chairman)

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