Summer Solstice Weekend Fundraiser
The weekend of 19th and 20th June is the summer solstice weekend and the Club is planning a major event over those lovely long hours of daylight - based, of course, on the hope that all will be well for us getting out and about again.
We are inviting all members to take part in a 24 hour continuous play croquet marathon!! And No - no one person has to play for 24 hours!! Here are the details:
All who are up for this will play two 2 hour GC games within a 24 hour period from lunchtime Saturday to lunchtime Sunday - one game at a 'nice' time and one game at a 'not so nice' time!
The idea is that we make it a bit of a challenge for everyone taking part, not too much of a challenge, but just enough to be able to justify your asking for a little sponsorship from friends and family. So achieving the dual purposes of bringing us all together in a fun challenge event and raising some much-needed funds for the Club and for charity at the same time: 50% charity (helping the homeless -https://www.wyhoc.org.uk) and 50% to Club funds.
I am delighted to have been asked to bring this together. All the details of the play are scoped out in my mind and I have more 'Cunning Plans' than Baldrick to make it a fabulous time for all who'd like to get involved!! So, this is an early request to ask you to consider taking part.
The plan is to play doubles GC, therefore 8 on the lawns at any one time. Thus, there will always be a community of players together throughout the 24 hours (obviously, the final details will have to reflect any Covid restrictions but this is the plan as at today). Further down the line, the details will be finalised and I will do my best to get any requests for pairings or fours, timings, etc, all sorted out.
A team of helpers will be at the Club all the time providing appropriate refreshments for the time of day, whether it be BBQ lunch, tea, dinner, midnight feast, early breakfast, or brunch!!
What to think about?
From your point of view, there are these three things to think about:
· Can you keep that weekend free?
· Do you think you could target raising £200+ (50% to helping the homeless; 50% to Club funds)
· Would you be happy to play 2 x 2 hour slots over the weekend, one of those being at some point during the evening, night or early morning.
What to do next?
Please do throw your hat in the ring - the more the merrier. At this stage, I'd simply love to hear from all Members who are 'up for the gig'. My email address is below to reply to.
Importantly, could you please reply to me by the end of February to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping we get a good response, if so, PARTY ON! - And see you under the stars!