Frodsham Juniors Football Club has received fabulous support for its “3G at 40” fundraising campaign, with over £100,000 secured for the project.
The Club celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019 and is a much loved and respected sporting institution in the local area. It was awarded FA Community Status in 2016 – the highest Standard for an FA club, and in 2017 formed a partnership with Helsby High School for the use of the school playing fields, creating a ‘home’ for the Club. The 3G at 40 Campaign is raising funds to enable the build of a 3G football facility at Helsby High School in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council.
This project will not only provide Frodsham JFC with a state-of-the-art, safe and secure all weather pitch for training and match days, it will also provide Helsby High School and local primary schools with exclusive use of the facility during school hours. The wider Helsby & Frodsham community will also benefit with access to the facility for social usage.
Frodsham JFC Chairman Nigel Cunniffe commented: “The support we have received from local businesses and community bodies has been fantastic, it is great to see that the local community share our vision for improving leisure facilities not only for our Club and its players, but for the local schools and the wider area.
“To date the Club has received donations and pledges in the region of £10,700 and I would like to personally thank:
- Groundwork UK
- Arran Pipeline Supplies Limited
- Woodhouse Plumbing
- Frodsham Charity Music Festival
- Frodsham and Helsby District Round Table
- Frodsham Ladies Circle
- Complete Security Services
- Dennis Dean Decorators
- EJ Frydays
for their contributions and on-going support for our Club and this project.
Furthermore, the Club has successfully secured a pledge of £40,000 from the Marshes Community Benefit Fund (MCBF) and a grant of £5,000 from the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust. Club Chairman Nigel added; “On behalf of our whole Club can I offer my sincerest thanks and gratitude to the board of the MCBF and the Trustees of the Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust, their pledges are a massive contribution to our campaign and a huge statement of the strength of our 3G at 40 project.”
The Club is aiming to raise in the region of £150,000 to support the 3G at 40 project and in addition to the £55,700 raised from local businesses, the MCBF and Marjory Boddy Charitable Trust has raised a further £45,000 from its own members contributions and fundraising activities. These continue at a pace with FJFC Fundraising and Volunteers officer Clare Larvin stating: “We have lots of fundraising activities planned over the coming months which we would love our players and local community to support and get involved with.
To build the 3G pitch will take in the region of 12 months and it is hoped that the funds to enable the project can be raised in time for work to begin in 2019, 40 years since the Club’s inception.
Clare added: “We know as a Club we have set ourselves a challenging target however, thanks to the support and generosity of the local community, charitable organisations and local businesses, we are well on our way. This project will create a legacy not only for Frodsham JFC but also for our whole community and it is the perfect way to celebrate the Club’s 40th birthday.”
Anyone wishing to support the 3G at 40 Campaign can donate by visiting www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/3gat40
Any businesses that wish to support the 3G at 40 Campaign can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in finding out more about Frodsham Juniors should visit www.frodshamjfc.org.uk