Pitch Replacement Project - Pitch 18
City of Peterborough Hockey Club are making progress with the "Pitch 18" - the campaign to raise at least £150,000 towards the cost of the new pitch surface replacement in July 2018.
We are currently aiming to raise the money in a combination of gifts, loans (of £5k, either interest-bearing or interest-free), and business sponsorship/donations. Loans will be for a term of 5 years, during which time interest will be paid annually to those who have picked that option. During this 5 year period, we will be working on raising the funds to repay those loans.
The idea is that everyone in the club can contribute in some way - whether by a donation big or small, a loan, or by contacting former members of the club to ask for donations, by talking to parents of juniors who might wish to donate, by helping through a fundraising activity, by offering a loan, or by obtaining sponsorship or donations from businesses.
Adam Drake, Graham Finding, Jane Wilson, Colin Lake, Peter Leaton and Sue McNaughton are working hard as part of a small team who are co-ordinating the contacts across our myriad of members, former members, parents and supporters.
If you have contacts on former players or supporters which would help please let Jane Wilson or Adam Drake know as soon as possible.
This fundraising started at the Presentation Night on 6 May 2017, where money raised from the raffle went in to kick start the fund with a total raised of £809 for the cause. In addition, pledges were taken on the night and various people offered to help run events to raise funds. We are now building on that work
Jane Wilson who is heading up the campaign group recently noted
It's a hugely exciting project for all of us and I hope all our members and supporters will continue to embrace it. We'll continue to offer everyone as many ways as we can come up with to get involved. We launched the formal proposal for loans less than a month ago, and we already have over £58,000 raised!
Further updates will appear in the press, social media and both in here and in the members section of the website where a running totaliser page shows the latest figures.