Hi Everyone,

Just a note to update you on our recent GoFundMe fundraising initiative and to thank all those who have so generously contributed to the Club in our hour of need.

We are absolutely delighted with the response we have received to date. Indeed, it has been heartening to see contributions coming in from members from many years ago as well as from underage members and from our current membership. For all this we are extremely grateful.

The background to this is to raise funds to ensure the Club has sufficient finance to run the club and not to start the 20/21 season in serious debt. This finance will replace funds that would normally have been raised from fundraising events such as our Rugby Breakfast which was scheduled for the end of March; our Spring, Summer and Autumn Tag Rugby Leagues, the famous Pig & Porter Tag Rugby Festival and our Annual Golf Classic, though there is still a chance that we might be able to run smaller versions of these later in the year.

The money raised will go towards paying for the maintenance of our grounds for summer and to pay off some outstanding bills from the season just finished.

At time of writing we have raised over €15,000 of our £50K target through the GoFundMe page. To contribute go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/old-crescent-rfc-summer-maintenance-fund

Donations are still coming in and we are hopeful of reaching our target in the coming months but we need to keep driving these efforts on. We again thank all our supporters who have contributed to date, and appeal to all members, supporters, and wellwishers of Old Crescent RFC who have yet to contribute to please do so.  Your Club needs you!

Once again, I cannot thank you enough for your efforts to date and over the years in supporting this great Club.

Yours in Rugby,

Charlie O’Neill.
President, Old Crescent RFC.