Relocating The Winchester

Have you ever been a part of a club that felt like second home and people there were like your extended family? Well, this is how it is being part of The Winchester snooker and pool club in Wigston, Leicestershire.

The club has been around for over 35 years and is currently booming like never before. It is mainly thanks to the efforts of the present owners of The Winchester, Mukesh and Svetlana, who purchased it 8 years ago and turned it around from being a dying snooker club to a prosperous business with a current membership database of around  6800 members.

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34363716_1542385457537279_r.jpeg(Father and son snooker tournament)

34363716_1542385495653460_r.jpeg(Father and son pool tournament)

Over the years The Winchester has been a home to several snooker and pool teams playing in the local leagues, to a Junior Snooker Academy coached by World Snooker affiliated coaches and hosted multiple snooker and pool tournaments. The Winchester has been recognised by the World Snooker Association (WPBSA) and the English Partnership of Snooker and Billiards (EPSB).

34363716_1542384802405708_r.jpeg(Exhibition night in aid of LOROS with Shaun Murphy (ex world snooker champion) and Leicester Tigers rugby players)

34363716_1542384926379524_r.jpeg(Exhibition night in aid of LOROS with Steve Davis (6 times world snooker champion), John Virgo, John Parrot and Aditya Mehta)

34363716_154238506961871_r.jpeg(Hosting an after party for the Leicester based band Kasabian after their two days gig at King Power stadium celebrating Leicester City's win in the Premier League)

We feel duty bound and have succeeded in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for staff, members including juniors, ladies, families and vulnerable adults. Any illegal activities and aggressive behaviour has never been tolerated at The Winchester.

34363716_1542385183217708_r.jpeg(The Winchester Junior Snooker Academy)

34363716_154238524498000_r.jpeg(Raising money for Paul Hunter Foundation with the members of the club)

34363716_1542385297926177_r.jpeg(Hosting Malcolm Thorne Memorial Cup with professional snooker players including Kyren Wilson, Peter and Oliver Lines, Gary Wilson and Alan Taylor)

34363716_1542995204104168_r.jpeg(The Winchester Summer Snooker Handicap League Trophy ceremony with Willie Thorne, Leicester based ex professional snooker player and BBC commentator)

34363716_1542995760978106_r.jpeg(Amazing staff of The Winchester)

Unfortunately with the landlord's plans to convert the property into 13 apartments the club has to leave the premises in few months time (the exact date is being negotiated). Mukesh and Svetlana are looking for the right property to relocate but they need your help.

These are trying and challenging times and relocating 23 tables, fixtures and fittings will be extremely difficult and costly (estimated cost £20,000). If we cannot find a suitable venue then we may also have to put everything into storage for the time being (estimated cost £1,000 pm).

Without being too forward our future all depends on the amount of finance that we can raise to save our business. 

With your support we intend to search for the new premises whether it will be leasehold or freehold depending on the funds available.

Although this is with great disappointment, we also see this as a fantastic opportunity to create a new venue that can be bigger and better than our current facilities. We are genuinely optimistic about our future and we have exciting opportunities to offer our members and friends to be part of our future.

Please help save such a thriving community hub!

This is the club's website address https://thewinchestersc.co.uk/ 

This is what we offer to you for your donations:

OPTION A

£50.00 -  1 year membership plus 5 hours of snooker/pool

£100.00 – 3 years membership plus 10 hours of snooker/pool

£250  BRONZE CARD HOLDER

- 5 years membership,
- free day of snooker/pool per year,
- 2 hour coaching session,
- 10% of retail goods.*

Bronze plaque with member's name on ‘Saviours wall’

£500 SILVER CARD HOLDER

- 10 years membership,
- free day of snooker/pool for friends and family per year,
- 4 hour coaching session,
- 20% off retail goods*. 

Silver plaque with member's name on ‘Saviours wall’.

£1000 GOLD CARD MEMBER

- LIFE MEMBERSHIP,
- free day of snooker/pool for friends and family per year,
- full day coaching session**,
- 30% off retail*,
- free hand made cue and case,
- free guests for the card holder.

Snooker or pool table dedicated in your name on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gold plaque with member's name on ‘Saviours wall’.

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP – ON REQUEST

- LIFE MEMBERSHIP including immediate family,
- NO TABLES CHARGES,
- 50% of retail*,
- 2 free hand made cues and cases,
- full day coaching session**,
- free guests.

Snooker/pool table or room dedicated in your name.

Platinum plaque with member's name on ‘Saviours wall’.

OPTION B
Investment Opportunity

We are also open to business partners who may have an interest in teaming up with us by becoming  shareholders in our company.

In the case that a freehold property may come available then we would welcome private investors to be able to purchase it fully or become a percentage owner of part of the property.

For further details contact Mukesh directly on info@thewinchestersc.co.uk.

If you are unable to benefit from any of the offers mentioned above but would still like to donate then we would be happy to speak with you on how we can help you in return.

Thank you!

*Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
**Max 7 hours.

Donations

  • Dean Parker 
    • £5 
    • 8 mos
  • Jarrod Noonan 
    • £15 
    • 9 mos

Fundraising team (2) 

Svetlana Parmar 
Organizer
Raised £15 from 1 donation
Wigston, East Midlands, United Kingdom
Mukesh Parmar 
Team member
This team raised £5 from 1 other donation.
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