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Crowdfunder Campaign enters the final week

As we enter the final week of the campaign, Sport England have matched our first £10,000 and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership added a further £5,000.
As a result, I am very pleased to say that we have passed the original target of £20,000 . H
opefully, this will see the Club through lockdown and fund our needs as stated in the original Campaign.

With this £20,000 we aimed to: 

  • Make us Rugby Ready for 2021 enabling us to play matches at all levels as early as January or as soon as RFU and Government allow.
  • Covid-proof our changing rooms, toilets and after-match areas to keep everyone safe, with the implementation of one-way systems, social distancing and sanitising stations.
  • Fund essential repairs to our changing rooms.
  • Continue to develop our fledgling women’s squad. They need kit!

Now, we are in the Crowdfunder ‘Stretch‘ part of the campaign where we have a different aim as explained:

“Our changing rooms are old and do not cater for our current groups of players: men, women, girls and boys. Any money collected in the ‘Stretch’ campaign will be put towards rebuilding the changing rooms…”

Please share with family and friends. Let’s try to put as much money as we can into the rebuild fund in this last week of our campaign.

You can follow our progress on the Crowdfunder website…..

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gateshead-rfc-2021-support-for-survival

Some great Rewards just added

Sincere thanks to all members and friends who have so generously donated to the campaign or pledged money for one of our rewards.

Carol Candlish Membership Secretary