Camborne Rugby Club has gone live with a Crowdfunder campaign under the slogan “Trying together for Camborne” which aims to raise vital funds to improve the changing facilities under the grandstand at the iconic “Recreation Ground”.
‘Two years ago, in an incredible show of support, more than 4,000 local people signed our petition to Keep Rugby at the Rec’ explained Cherry & Whites Chairman Andy Gill.
‘This petition was successful and has safeguarded the Recreation Ground for 99 years as a sporting facility for the town’ he added.
The facilities at the Recreation are in need of major investment and the Club set about a three phased project under the banner ‘Project 2018’ to deliver the necessary improvements.
Phase 1, the West Bank spectator improvement was completed last year. Phase 2 beginning later this month will see new entrance gates, the laying of a new water main and improvements in the boiler room.
Funds to plan ahead for Phase 3, the refurbishment of the changing rooms are now the subject of the Crowdfunder appeal. Plans have been drawn up and passed and the project is fully supported by the Town Council.
The Club are delighted to have the backing of Newcastle Falcons Premiership star and Fiji International Josh Matavesi.
Matavesi was a guest at the last South West Premier home game and on hand to launch the £20,000 appeal.
‘Now is the time to improve and modernise these areas which are vital for the current and future players to prosper.’ commented Matavesi who began his rugby in the Cherry & Whites mini/junior section.
To find out more and view a video produced with the support of Sharp’s Brewery please visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/tryingtogetherforcamborne—camborne-rfc