12-hour cricket tournament raises over £1,500 for CLIC Sargent

Irthlingborough Town Cricket Club in Northamptonshire was host to a 12-hour cricket tournament in support of CLIC Sargent and Teenage Cancer Trust.

12-hour cricket tournament raises over £1,500 for CLIC Sargent

When young cancer patient Ben was diagnosed with leukaemia, his cousin Charlie Thomas suggested his family help by raising money for CLIC Sargent.

This paved the way to a 12-hour cricket tournament, with 12 teams, made up of around 90 cricketers and a total of 400 people attending.

Lovely day

Ben’s mum Fiona Potkins said: “It was a wonderful family event.  As well as the cricket, there was a bouncy castle, face painting, candy floss, tombola and a raffle, all contributing to a fantastic total of £1,531.17 being donated to each charity.

“It was a lovely day with so many people showing their support for us.”

Support

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster said: “It’s wonderful to see how families come together through difficult times to support each other.

"The cricket tournament is a lovely example of this, allowing the family to raise funds to help support children and young people with cancer. ”

Find out more

To find out you or your company could help support CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster on 01509 673 881 or email: lydia.buckmaster@clicsargent.org.uk

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