HENLEY Rugby Club is another £10,000 closer to reaching its appeal target for a new clubhouse.
It is now £65,000 short of the £475,000 needed for the refurbishment project at Dry Leas. The club has to raise the total before December 31 or the work will be cancelled.
Chairman Mike Trethewey said not raising the money in time was “not an option”. He said: “Having got £400,000 we’re not going to fall short, that would be tragic.”
The money that has already been secured is in grants and loans from Henley Town Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, sponsorsÂ and club members.
The refurbished clubhouse will include new toilets, a kitchen and bar as well as seating space for 200 diners. The club has been granted planning permission.
Henley Round Table has donated £250. Chairman George Thomas said: “We’re delighted to support Henley Rugby Club, which is a big part of the local community.
“I’m looking forward to having a pint in the new clubhouse when it opens!”