Crowdfunder UK Partners With Cornwall Cricket to Launch Crowdfunding Initiative to Save the Sport

Cornwall CricketOn Friday, crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK announced a new partnership with Cornwall Cricket to help create a sustainable future for cricket in Cornwall after numbers dropped by 7% in 2014.

The platform shared that The Cornwall Cricket Campaign is being launched to assist, educate and enable clubs across Cornwall to create crowdfunding campaigns, which will be used to fund a wide variety of projects. These may include raising money for cricket kits, to running cricket disability sessions, right through to funding young cricket athletes as they progress their careers in the sport and supporting women in cricket programs.

While sharing his thoughts about the new initiative, CEO of Cornwall Cricket, Sean Hooper, stated:

Cornwall Cricket 1“By launching the Cornwall cricket crowdfunding campaign we are trying to pull the cricket family together and make Cornwall cricket sustainable. We are going to enable clubs across the county to raise funds and engage their communities.

 

“We are pushing the boundaries on participation. It’s not only clubs, but women’s cricket, disability cricket, our youth development program and the hundreds of volunteers that make cricket in our communities possible who will benefit from this mass co-operation.”

Guy Hayler, Partnerships Manager for Crowdfunder UK, added:

“We are excited to be launching the Cornwall Cricket campaign on Crowdfunder. The Cornwall Cricket Board are pioneering in their field – using crowdfunding to create a sustainable future for the cricket sector across the region.

 

Cricket“We strongly believe that cricket clubs – and all sports clubs are at the very heart of UK communities, and crowdfunding is an incredible way to bring these communities together to become more financially sustainable and supported by the very people they serve.

 

“This campaign is just the start of crowdfunding for sport. We are already speaking with many clubs and many sports sectors across the UK to bring crowdfunding to grass roots sports – creating more sustainable financial futures alongside bringing a wider awareness and raising participation levels across the country.”

 


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