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The Building Project
If you would like to donate to help fund the pavilion project, there are two ways.

For amounts up to £250 you can donate using Just Giving click here or the button below.

For larger amounts please contact fundraising@cwcricket.org and also read Gift Aid Info and Gift Aid Form

Work on new pavilion progressing well

Updated 18th April 2022

Work on the Cricket Club pavilion and Mission EmployAble café continues apace and users of the A404 and Common will know how quickly Boom builders have progressed since work began in November.

  • Timber roof trusses: now in place
  • Remaining roof structure: due for completion by Easter
  • Felt and battens (weather protection): due for completion in late April/early May
  • First fix plumbing: to take place when felt and battens are in place
  • Timber wall cladding, roof tiling, screed and plastering: to begin from early/mid May
  • Windows and doors: installation due end June
Everyone at the Cricket Club is looking forward to start the season in April and to the opening of the new building in late autumn.

The Cricket Club and Mission EmployAble have already raised £2m and are holding several events to help reach their target of £2.15m:-
  • Weekend Bluebell Walk and Pop-Up Woodland Café - 23rd and 24th April
  • Music Quiz - July 22
  • Cider Fest (with Community Orchard and Cider Club) - August Bank Holiday weekend
  • Comedy Night
  • Golf Day
  • Exploring the idea of a Legacy Wall to be created on the building, for donor plaques.

A significant milestone reached for the new cricket club pavilion

Updated 6th April 2022

A computer generated image of the new pavilion and café designed by Jane Duncans Architects Ltd.

THERE is great excitement in Chorleywood that work is starting on the Cricket Club's new pavilion on the Common from the 25th October 2021. The original 1960's building, which is in bad repair, will be demolished in early November.

The new pavilion will enable the Cricket Club to grow and to extend opportunities to play cricket to girls, women and people with disabilities. It will also house a café run by the new charity Mission EmployAble, which, in conjunction with Buckinghamshire College Group, will train young people with learning disabilities, via supported internships.

The café will be open every day to all comers, serving delicious home-made food including snacks, light lunches and afternoon teas, all with magnificent views of the Common.

The project is the culmination of many months of planning and hard work by the Cricket Club, Mission EmployAble and Chorleywood Parish Council, all of whom wanted to create a special place that can be enjoyed by everyone in Chorleywood. When the founder of Mission EmployAble met the Cricket Club in 2019, they found they had 'a perfect fit' and a joint scheme was launched to raise £2m. We are all aware that building costs have increased and therefore our target has had to be increased to £2.15m, of which £1.9m has been raised already.

A statement issued by the Cricket Club and Mission EmployAble says: “We are delighted that contractors are about to start on the new building, which will be a huge asset to cricketers and the community, as well as enriching the lives of young people with a learning disability.

Update on fundraising for the new cricket pavilion
As the new cricket season shivers into being and youngsters look once more at the sad reality that is our current pavilion the Cricket Club can’t but long for the day the new pavilion is ready. And with huge amounts of work now completed behind the scenes on developing training programmes, safeguarding policies and a host of other things that are needed for the young people Mission EmployAble will train and employ in the café there, everyone at Mission EmployAble is similarly desperate for the Pavilion to spring into being.
But first we need the money! Let us share with everyone in Chorleywood the great news of our fund-raising success to date. We are quite certain we are now in a position to start building very soon.
Fund raising has continued throughout 2020/21 despite all the COVID restrictions and has been very successful. We have raised over 80% of our target funds to date, including £100,000 pledged by Sport England. We have nearly a million pounds in the bank and pledges from reputable grant making charities for another £730,000 including the Sport England commitment. This is enough to cover the building costs and, thanks to the offer of a generous interest free loan to be available if required, we are now ready to start the building of the pavilion with confidence. But we still have to raise funds to pay back that interest free loan, to pay for a pilot project for Mission Employable and to pay for the start up costs of the café. So during the remainder of this year we will continue to fund- raise.
To allow everyone involved to sleep well at night, a large UK based charity has pledged to underwrite the entire cost of the build, thus guaranteeing that nothing we can think of will stop money being available to get the pavilion completed.
The Parish Council has asked us for certain guarantees and assurances which we are talking to them about. As soon as these discussions are completed, we will be in a position to start the building and we are all excited about the prospect.
We would like to thank both the local Chorleywood community and the wider community for the support for this project to date. We have had many kind words of support given to us and people have responded incredibly generously to all our fund-raising events.
We now look forward to a new cricket pavilion and a new community café that will equip and train young learning-disabled adults for employment in the local area and provide a wonderful facility for cricket, refreshments and facilities on the Common.
More fund-raising events are planned for the remainder of 2021 which will be advertised locally soon, including an additional day on the 3rd May to see the Bluebells as local support resulted in the 2nd May being sold out!
Thank you again for your continuing and much appreciated support,
Steve Dunning Chair, Chorleywood Cricket Club
Katharine Weston Chair, Mission EmployAble
Excitement As Work Starts On The New Building
A computer generated image of the new pavilion and café
We know you will share our excitement that work is about to begin on the new Cricket Club pavilion and Mission EmployAble training café. The original 1960s building which is in bad repair will be demolished in March. The new pavilion will enable the Cricket Club to grow and to extend opportunities to play cricket to girls, women and people with disabilities.
It will also house a café run by Mission EmployAble, which, in conjunction with Bucks College, will train young adults with learning disabilities, via supported internships.
The café will be open every day to all comers, serving delicious home-made food for snacks, light lunches and afternoon teas, all with magnificent views of the Common. The café will also have a small gift shop.
Keep an eye out on the website's new buildings page which will show you how we are doing. The building site will be protected by the contractor Boom Construction Ltd from day one by secure and newt fencing as recommended by the ecologist, and parking and welfare facilities for the contractor will be provided on-site.
We especially wanted to thank all of you who have supported our fund-raising efforts so far. The Cricket Club and Mission EmployAble's joint scheme was launched to raise £2m, £1.7m of which has been raised already.
We will have plenty of new events planned during 2021 and have some spaces available for the Charity Golf Day on the 16th April. Click here for ticket details
The new building is due for completion in late 2021/early 2022.
For further information about Mission EmployAble go to:
https://www.missionemployable.co.uk

For information about Chorleywood Cricket Club, go to:
http://www.cwcricket.org


Dear Chorleywood Members.


Exciting plans for a new cricket pavilion, cafe / tea room and community hub in Chorleywood
The local charity Mission EmployAble and Chorleywood Cricket Club (CCC) have now submitted plans to Three Rivers District Council to build a stunning new cricket pavilion, cafe/tea room and training facility for young adults with learning disabilities.

The existing Chorleywood Cricket Club...
The exciting new design proposal for Chorleywood Cricket Club...

If approved by the Three Rivers District Planning Committee, Parish Council and DEFRA, the Chorleywood Cricket Club would be supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to extend its provision to provide cricket facilities for all, including women and the disabled...
provide a new community hub and café / tea room staffed by learning disabled adults...
And provide benefit to parents with children, dog walkers, runners, horse riders, older people, cyclists and ramblers...
The new facility would also support volunteering and promote social inclusion, resilience and understanding.

Mission EmployAble and CCC hope to have built the new pavilion by April 2021 with a view to it opening for the May 2021 cricket season. They are seeking the support of the community to make this ambition a reality and help raise the necessary funds.

 
For further information about Mission EmployAble go to:
https://www.missionemployable.co.uk

For information about Chorleywood Cricket Club, go to:
http://www.cwcricket.org
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