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Buy-a-Brick Fund Raiser

How it all began
Back in 2010 the Club took up an interest free loan from the RFU of £50,000 to help pay for the downstairs changing rooms refurbishment - and so that we could unburden ourselves more quickly from this debt, various money-raising projects were put in place – the main one being the Buy-a-Brick scheme. Thanks to your generosity over £10k was raised and helped in no small measure to completely pay off the RFU debt in early 2015, well ahead of schedule.

You can see all the names of those contributors on the revamped ‘Brick Wall’ in the foyer. The original concept was to have a board filled with exactly one thousand names, although this seems to have proved (well certainly up to now) a little optimistic. The loan repaid, there are always so many other things that funding is needed for – not just for the upkeep of our existing home, but looking forward we must arrange to have additional liquidity available for when that eventual move of premises materialises – as it inevitably will.

So if you missed the opportunity on the first board why not be one of the first on the next?
There are still 800 bricks left and each one will cost £50. You will have seen the board that is now up in the entrance hall at the head of the back stairs (in a redesigned more professional and durable format). You can have as many bricks as you like subject to availability. The ‘brick’ will bear the donor’s preferred name(s) and will be exhibited in perpetuity as a grateful acknowledgement of your support and generosity. You can still be one in a thousand!!

How you can be a part of it
If you would indeed like to support this appeal then please click here , print the form and complete your details.
Once you have completed the application form, please return it to
Mike Wickenden - 13 Portchester Rise, Eastleigh SO50 4QS.
Tel 07710 257723, email (or hand to any Committee Member) with cheque attached payable to Wimborne RFC Ltd for the total value of how many bricks you wish to purchase. Please also complete IN BLOCK CAPS
the name detail that you would like to appear on your brick(s). PS. If you haven’t already done so please also Click here and complete a Gift Aid Form to enable the club to claim back tax at the basic rate on all current and future donations.
I know I can count on your support.
Mike Wickenden
President WRFC


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