A WIRRAL rugby club that was hit hard by the pandemic needs your support for a fundraising campaign to help get back on its feet.

Loss of revenue from venue hire and events means Wallasey Rugby Club cannot afford essential repairs to the floodlights, changing room and toilets or create a covered outdoor space as planned for this year.

Donations to the club's Crowdfunder will help it get up to date and come back stronger for the future.

With the club celebrating its centenary in 2026, it desperately needs modernisation.

Accessible disabled toilet facilities will mean people with disabilities and mobility issues feel welcomed at the club and improvements to the changing facilities will accommodate the increase in rugby players.

New floodlights will enable training all year around and more night time rugby when the season starts and a covered outdoor seating area will increase capacity and support the club with Covid guidelines.

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Wallasey Rugby Club squad. Picture from the club's Facebook page 

The club has served the community for almost 100 years and has raised tens of thousands for charitable causes during its history, but now they need your support.

Appealing for our readers support, club president David Bott said: "Covid has meant that we have played no rugby since March last year. We have also lost all means of generating income.

"As well as cancellation of all rugby fixtures, during the past 12 months all social events (those we run ourselves and those booked by local people for birthdays, christenings, etc) have been cancelled as well."

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Club president David Bott, picture by Phil Perez

He continued: "Our intentions for 2020 were to get new (modern!) changing rooms, build accessible toilet facilities, purchase floodlights and create a covered outdoor space on the patio for families to use. None of this has been possible.

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"We now need your help to get back on our feet and get the club thriving again for all of the local community to enjoy."

Described as "an integral part of the local community", Wallasey Rugby Club needs the support of the local community now more than ever.

If anyone can kindly donate to the Crowdfunder it represents an opportunity to keep this incredible institution going and whilst gaining rewards at the same time.

To donate to the Crowdfunder visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wallasey-rugby-club-covid-support-fund?