Dear Old Blue Supporter,
Over the last couple of years we have had to make several significant structural improvements to the Clubhouse and Grounds. These have included major groundworks, and facility upgrades from a new boiler to new cookers - in total we have spent approximately £20,000 over the past two seasons.
This expenditure has heavily impacted the finances of Old Blues RFC, much of the expenditure is as result of the Clubhouse ageing - built in 1991, the ongoing work represents the first real sustained investment since that time.
In the next year we need to replace and upgrade the showers, toilets, sinks and tiled areas on the changing room level, as well as some refurbishment of the bar area upstairs. Outside the car park and other areas of the grounds also need work. In total, the Club is facing an additional bill of a minimum of c.£20,000 to carry out these vital works.
This comes at a time when the Old Blues RFC is putting in place ambitious plans to attract new players: renewed outreach to the School and to Old Blues groups, social activities, 7's tournaments and a dramatically increased social media presence are just some of the things that the club and it's memebers are working on in order to increase the playing base. The badly needed repairs to the clubhouse will ensure that new players get the best possible experience at Old Blues.
In addition the club is seeking help from Surrey RFU and the RFU as well as organising a series of fund-raising events over the coming seasons to help bolster our regular income, in addition however the Old Blues ugently needs to raise some funds not only for these works but to create some financial stability both in the short and long term.
To that end, this season we've set up the Old Blues RFC 2018/19 Appeal Fund.
Please donate as much as you can, any contribution large or small would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about the use of funds our Chairman Giles Simons will gladly answer them.
Furthermore we would welcome ideas around additional revenue streams, sponsorship or indeed anything that can add financial stability for OBRFC as we progress into future seasons. The Club's rugby future looks bright, with a growing base of young, passionate players and a great atmosphere at the clubhouse.
We hope you will come and see the improvements to the Clubhouse yourself and support the Old Blues over the coming season.
Yours in rugby
Old Blues Rugby Club | Founded 1873
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Account Number | 01599936
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