Since my last update we have been busy exploring the best options to get some form of temporary accommodation back at the Wick as soon as possible. This will be for the benefit of rugby players, footballers, cricketers and all other users alike.

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We had a productive meeting with the Royal Parks management to address this. Portakabins would be the obvious choice but problems that would arise from physically moving them through Bushy Park to site look as if they could be insurmountable. Other options are now being considered and we hope to provide a concrete answer on this in due course.

The insurance claim is still work in progress. We have now provided their forensics team and loss adjusters with all the information they have requested. We now await their final report.

Our fundraising team are still working hard and I hope you have seen the info about Move4theWick. It starts tomorrow and finishes at The Boaters Inn next Saturday, 21 October. Please do get involved with the challenge, and I hope to see as many of you as possible at The Boaters next Saturday!

Finally, we are getting excited about our (almost) sold out 160th Anniversary Dinner. It is now only 2 weeks away and we look forward to welcoming Charles “Daggers” Dagnall as our guest speaker. Thanks to the generosity of many friends of the club, we have some fantastic items for our auction and raffle. So as well as the usual fun and games, it presents another great opportunity to raise much needed funds to keep sport alive and kicking at the Wick.