LAUNCH OF 250 CLUB
From: The Chairman RPFC, Adam Tyrer
I very much hope that you and yours are well in these ever changing and challenging times.
I am publicly announcing our new fund raising campaign to all our members and supporters. As you will appreciate, the need for this has increased significantly since the announcement by the RFU that National League One will not be played this season and the Government’s statement regarding a second lockdown.
Those of you who attended our virtual AGM in September will recall that I provided an update on the club’s financial position as it was then. We looked at three financial scenarios, two of which were based on a league season of some sort [15 or 22 games] taking place and a worst case scenario of no rugby [or no fans permitted]. The RFU have not advised us on what rugby [eg friendlies, a cup competition] may be played this season, and the situation regarding spectators is equally unclear. Therefore, we have to assume that, without taking further action, we will face an extrememely challenging financial situation this year.
Following the AGM, the Board requested a sub-group to form a Commercial Committee and produce a plan for doing everything we can to negate this financial challenge. The Committee has tasked itself with trying to raise an additional £100,000 to secure the club’s position this year, which would allow us to underpin the basic costs of running the infrastructure of the club [eg wages, maintenance]. As you will hopefully have seen, we have recently held three touch rugby events at the Rock as the first step in this campaign, and these have generated a contribution to this fund raising target. It is our desire, certainly at this stage, to avoid a formal ‘crowdfunding programme’, although we are aware that some of our competitors are taking this route.
I would therefore like to announce that, from November 1, we have launched: ‘The 250 Club’, in which we are asking the Rosslyn Park ‘family’ to purchase a ticket[s] for a monthly raffle which will take place at the end of each of December, January and February. The cost of each ticket is £100, which allows you to participate in all three monthly draws, the prizes for which will include, for each of the three months, the following:
• Monthly cash prize – £500 and £1000 – see below
• Sambrooks Brewery & Tasting Tours for 6 people
• Annual Membership to Diners Club (£250)
• RPFC Merchandise Hamper (worth £150)
• Case of Wine (6 Bottles Mixed case)
• Meal for 4 at the Hand in Hand
• Biltong Hamper
• Butchers Meat Hamper
• Personal training session with TIO
• Spoke London – bespoke pair Chinos (RRP – £100)
The monthly cash price will be linked to the number of tickets sold. The £1000 prize will be paid each month if we can achieve our ambition of selling 250 tickets. The prizes have been kindly donated by our sponsors and other friends of the club.
The £100 cost of each ticket can be purchased up front or over a four month period [£25 per month]. There is no restriction on the number of tickets an individual or family can purchase [a nice idea for a Christmas gift].
You can enter by visiting this page: www.rosslynpark.co.uk. If you would like to pay in £25 instalments, please contact the club office.
We really hope that this is something you will be able to support. Whilst we are reluctant to ‘tap our supporters’ continued generosity’, we are doing this with the club’s best interests at heart and am sure you agree that we have got prizes which are really worth winning. If on the other hand, you would prefer to make a donation that would also be most welcome.
I very much look forward to welcoming you all back to the Rock in the near future and enjoying some rugby [and netball] with you, and will keep you updated as we hear anything more in this regards.
If you would like to discuss further, please contact Dom Shabbo or myself.
With kind regards
Rosslyn Park F.C.