'Match It' Appeal
The Huddersfield Junior Crown Green Bowling Association is one of 60 local organisations that have been accepted into the 'One Community Match It' appeal. This is a Huddersfield Charity that supports local voluntary organisations by providing funds to improve access to, and the facilities of, these organisations.
The Match It Project runs until the end of January and in that time every pound that the organisation raises or receives in donations is matched by the Project up to a maximum of £5,000. So if the Junior League manages to secure £5,000 in donations the Match It Project will double that total up to £10,000. It is an amazing opportunity for the Junior League to make a major impact on how local bowling is funded for our junior bowlers.
Individuals and businesses are now invited to support this scheme by making a donation directly into the Junior League's Fund via their Just Giving Page.
There is only around 7 weeks left before the gates close on this scheme and we know it is Christmas but this is a great opportunity that deserves your support.
I asked Geoff Martin (Junior League Secretary) what they would do with £10,000 if they managed to raise that amount. He is not short of ideas. He is very concerned about the impact the COVID-19 enforced break has done to junior bowling and wants to launch a massive 'Restart 2021' campaign backed up with the funding to pay for:
Running taster sessions at local clubs, schools and youth organisations such as Scouts and Guides
Buy suitable bowls and equipment for young bowlers
Run professional coaching sessions outdoors and indoors
Finance travelling for teams in the Inter-District competitions
Branded sportswear for league teams
New league trophies