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Letter: Please Help Farncombe Wanderers Cricket Club Survive

Published on: 16 Jun, 2020
Updated on: 16 Jun, 2020

Farncombe Wanderers Cricket Club girls in training.

From Andrew Watkins

The impact of the current pandemic on charities has been well documented in the press. However, the lockdown has had a severe knock-on impact on local sports clubs, as highlighted in the case of Shalford Cricket Club on the Dragon previously.

Farncombe Wanderers Cricket Club for all ages and abilities.

The club I play with, Farncombe Wanderers (based at Broadwater Park in Farncombe) is a small club run by volunteers, relying on player subs and bar takings to keep the club going.

Without games this summer, there is no revenue coming into the cricket club. This affects not only the First XI that play every Saturday in the l’Anson League, but also the junior All Stars and our Girls and Ladies sections, the latter of which were set for their first foray into League cricket this year.

Club volunteers are working hard to keep the club going through these difficult times. Players have paid subs even though there is no cricket being played. However, we still face a significant revenue shortfall. As a result, we’ve set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to keep the club afloat: http://gf.me/u/x8y48c.

Farncombe Wanderers is a fantastic family cricket club. Any donations will contribute towards ensuring we are able to continue once this is all over for players of all ages and abilities. If any Guildford Dragon readers are able to help, please consider making a donation at the link above.

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