A weekend of DIY planned at Daventry rugby club

Members of Daventry Rugby Club getting ready for a tidy up
Members of Daventry Rugby Club getting ready for a tidy up

Daventry Rugby Club will be a hive of activity over a coming weekend as they pull the community together to give the club a much needed tidy-up this summer.

The club is aiming to get more than 100 people along to help repair, replace, renovate and generally improve the facilities over the weekend of June 21 and 22 for its Big Heave, as part of the NatWest Rugby Force Weekend.

The club is looking for volunteers to help out and for local businesses to lend a hand as well – whether it is through materials or a few pounds towards them, time, tools, skills and expertise, or even a bite to eat to keep the volunteers energised.

A spokesman for the club said: “The club needs to repaint posts and changing rooms, clean and tidy the ground, improve the kitchen and make pedestrian and spectator areas safer by replacing the existing surface with block paving. And that’s just the beginning of it.

“The list of work is massive, but if everyone works together and gives a big heave then we reckon we’ll achieve a great result in just two days, as well as paving the way for the future.

“In order to make the event a major success and give the community a rugby club they can be proud of, we are looking to our local business community to lend a hand. Any support will be greatly appreciated.

“All supporters of the event will be acknowledged on a ‘wall of thanks’, which will be a permanent reminder at the club for everyone that took part, no matter how large or small their contribution was.

“However, if your pockets are a little deeper we also have a range of sponsorships opportunities available to help promote businesses to the local community.”

If you feel you could help the club in anyway for the Big Heave, contact Phil Grisewood, Daventry RFC’s Big Heave coordinator, on philip.grisewood@btinternet.com.