Charity Cricket match raises £10,562

December 29 2017
This summer the Admiral Trust & St George's KPA organised a charity cricket match between Lashings All Stars Cricket team and a Freemans XI. The generosity of the Admiral Trust, Admiral Scaffolding, sponsors, advertisers & attendees raised £10,562. The cheque was presented by Terry Withers, Chairman of the Admiral Trust to Michael Greatorex, Chairman of the St George's Kidney Patient's Association. The funds will go towards the setting up of a new outpatient clinic at the hospital. More about this soon.

The Event

The cricket match was organised by Admiral Trust with the support of St George's KPA and 3 other charities. In the morning around 15 children took part in fun and educational coaching session with the Lashings All Stars, collecting autographs along the way. Over 100 paying guests attended the marquee lunch with auctions and were presented to the Lashings cricketers.

John Salako (former Crystal Palace & England) captained Freeman's XI, who bowled first and restricted Lashings All Stars to 192 off 20 overs, despite the best efforts of the poor afternoon weather to spoil the event. This included a powerful display by Cephas Zhuwao (Zimbabwe) who's straight sixes resulted in 2 lost balls! Freeman's XI reply began well with Monty Panesar coming in for particular punishment. Ultimately they came up short on 135 for 6 to give Lashings their 65th consecutive win to continue their remarkable record.

The Contributors

The funds raised came from ticket sales, sponsors, advertisers, raffles, drink sales & generous benefactors including:

  • Admiral Trust
  • Admiral Scaffolding
  • G4S Patient Transport services
  • Amicus Insurance
  • Incalmo Architects
  • Compliance Cube
  • The Withers family
  • S Chang
  • SAS Analytics
  • & many other generous donors.

The Photos

Picture Above:

  • Top left - Cathy & Kirk Edwards
  • Top right - Cathy & Yasir Arafat
  • Centre left - a windy, cold drinks & ice cream stall
  • Centre right- The pitch from the air on a sunnier day!
  • Bottom left  - Monty's hit for another boundary
  • Bottom right - End of match handshakes & scoreboard.

The funds will go towards the setting up of a much needed new outpatient clinic at the hospital. More about this soon.

About the Admiral Trust

The Admiral Trust is a charitable trust, established in January 2012, which aims to provide resources, encouragement and support to those in need. They will disperse all proceeds from the event to the 4 participating charities.

For more information see their website.

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