Dave Mackinney chose yesterday, his first President’s Day, to make the announcement all Hampton Hill Cricket Club members have been waiting nearly two years to hear.
THE CLUB NOW HAS SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO REBUILD THE PAVILION AND CONTRACTORS WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION IN SEPTEMBER.
The new pavilion is expected to be completed by March, in time for the 2013 season.
Dave thanked Kevin Rice and the rest of the Rebuild Committee for all their hard work and persistence over the last two years.
The last piece of the funding jigsaw was received from the England and Wales Cricket Board late last week, a grant of £99,999. The governing body has also offered an interest-free loan facility to complete the £0.5 million project.
Other funding has been received from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund, Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity and The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.
The Phoenix Fund now stands at £62,000 and fundraising will continue during the rebuilding process in order to reduce the loan requirement and to fit out the pavilion to the highest possible standard. The President asked that members continue to support forthcoming events and consider making a donation if they hadn’t already done so. He also praised the efforts of Sean and Joe Lee-Rice who have raised nearly £1,500 with their sponsored Bike Ride to Paris.
HHCC President, Dave Mackinney is joined by former Presidents, Barry Williams and Nigel Coates and Ann Crane for a ceremony to “break the ground” in readiness for construction of the new pavilion, due to start in September.