Sharp’s Brewery is supporting Camborne Rugby Club in a crowdfunding effort marking its 140th anniversary.

The campaign, entitled Trying Together for Camborne, was officially launched at the club’s last home game of the season against Ivybridge RFC.

The fundraising campaign will enable a variety of enhancement works to be done at the club, including steps on the west bank, changing room upgrades, improvements to the heating system and much needed boiler and resurfacing work.

In addition, Camborne RFC has also signed a new 99-year lease on The Rec, with Camborne Town Council, to ensure that the much-valued grassroots rugby will continue at the historic ground for the foreseeable future.

The project’s phase one, which included the west bank refurbishment, has been completed, and phase two will commence later this month, which will include new entrance gates being erected, the laying of a new water main, and improvements in the boiler room.

Refurbishing club changing rooms

The club now needs funds for phase three, which will see the much-needed refurbishment of the club’s changing rooms. Plans for this have been drawn up and passed by the fully supportive town council.

Camborne RFC’s sponsorship package from Sharp’s Brewery will last until 2020 and includes Doom Bar branded rugby post protectors, flags, water bottles, pitch branding, and PR support. Sharp’s is also providing a donation of Doom Bar beers as incentives in the Crowdfunder packages.

In addition, the club has received 1,500 dual-branded reusable pint cups from Sharp’s as an incentive to reduce plastic waste, with spectators and club visitors paying a deposit of £1 during matches and events. The sum will be paid back in full upon the return of the pint cup and should dramatically reduce the amount of single-use plastics at Camborne, as well as at the other Sharp’s supported Cornish rugby clubs.

• To find out more about the crowdfunder, click here

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