Fundraising: Join us for a charity cricket match against Lashing All Stars

May 8 2017
Please join us at our largest fundraising event of 2017! Some of the greatest names in cricket will be coming to City of London Freemen’s school in Ashtead Park on 28th July 2017 for a Charity Cricket Match against the Freemen’s XI.

This event will raise money for St George's Kidney Patients Association as well as 3 other charities.

For more details about

please read on.


The Event

 Summary of the day's Itinerary

  • 11am – Coaching from the Lashings All Stars

  • 12:45pm – Three Course Lunch and Charity Auction in the private marquee

  • 4pm: The Lashings All Stars Vs Freemen’s XI

The Cricket

Come along for the cricket match between Lashings All Stars and the Freemen's XI which starts at 4pm. It is an opportunity to see former international cricketing stars and TMS commentator, Henry Blofeld, in action as well as enjoy a great day out for families at the start of the summer holidays.


FREE Coaching for all abilities by the All-Stars

Photo of Lashings Coaching session: © Martin Dalton

At 11:00am, before lunch and the main activities get under way, there is an opportunity for children to meet the players and participate in a coaching session.

We would like to invite local parents, schools and cricket clubs to bring a group too. This is also free but we would encourage anyone attending to contribute to the charities by paying to enjoy the match. Just email us at to discuss your requirement.

There are a limited number of places so it will be first-come first-served. So register once you've purchased your tickets to reserve a place.

All under-16's must be accompanied by an adult.

Food and drinks are available to buy for those staying around after the coaching for the match as well as an adventure playground.


Lunch in the Marquee

The day starts at 12:45pm with a superb three course lunch and charity auction in the private marquee. This is an opportunity to socialise with friends and players. For companies it is an chance to entertain staff and customers. There are also sponsorship & advertising opportunities.

There will be an auction conducted by Henry Blofeld


Food and Drink

There will be food and drink available during the game as well as other fundraising activities and events for families around the cricket pitch. These include a jerk chicken stall, shaved ice drinks, Pimms, Beers from the Wimbledon Brewery, a selection of soft drinks and ice creams.


Child Friendly

The venue for the cricket match is a school, and there is plenty of space for kids to run around as well as having an excellent adventure play area right next to the cricket pitch.

Please remember that, for their own safety, children should be supervised by an adult at all times,


Latest news on Players

Lashings All Stars Cricket Team is made up of ex-test cricketers. Established in 1984, they are a professional team who help charities raise funds for their causes. For more information please visit their website. The latest news we have is that Lashings All Stars Team will include:

  • Monty Panesar  (Northants & England)
  • Gordon Greenidge  (Hants & West Indies)
  • Martin Bicknell    (Surrey & England) 
  • Chris Schofield   (Surrey & England)
  • Kirk Edwards   (West Indies)
  • Wasim Jaffer   (India)
  • Yasir Arafat  (Pakistan)

In addition John Salako former Crystal Palace & England player has signed up to play for the Freemans XI

More news here as we get it. Please note player availability can change on the day.

Book Now: Reserving & paying for seats



All reservations can be made and paid for here ->

There are various options for booking below.

INDIVIDUAL Admission to the Ground

Prices (£)

  Cricket Match Entry (Adult)


  Cricket Match Entry (Child & Concessions)




TABLE for LUNCH & Ground Admission

Prices (£)

  Single Lunch Programme


  Table of 10 for lunch


  Table of 9 plus a Lashings Player


  Table of 9 plus Henry Bloefield




ADDITIONAL Travel Charges

Prices (£)

  Parking Space


  Adult Single Bus Pass From Ashtead Station


  Adult Return Bus Pass From Ashtead Station


  Child Bus Pass From Ashtead Station




The Venue

City of London Freemen's School is hosting the event.


City of London Freemen's School, Ashtead Park, Ashtead KT21 1ET

Transport Options

By Train: Nearest station is Ashtead. Regular services to Ashtead include trains to London Victoria (via Sutton) and London Waterloo (via Wimbledon), as well as services to Dorking and Guildford. A private event bus service will operate between the train station and the cricket match.

By car: Directions to the school can be found at their website. There will be a car park available at the school for approximately 400 cars. If you need disabled parking, please let us know at

Map of school: Please find a map of the school campus, showing the Park Lane entrance you should use, here. We will notify you here if there is any last minute change of the entrance to use.

Need help getting there?: If you would like to attend but due to transport difficulties don't feel you can make it, let us know at and we'll try and help.

Sponsorship & Advertising

There are many different sponsorship opportunities at the event. These include Main sponsor, Ball sponsor, Food sponsor, Drinks sponsor, Player sponsor (up to max of 5) and Table setting sponsor. Other ideas for sponsorship welcome. In addition there is an opportunity to advertise in the match day programme. There is dedicated page here for people and companies interested in sponsoring or advertising at the event. Please contact to discuss specific interests and options still available.

Can you help?

We are looking for volunteers to help with organising the event, and helping on the day. Specifically we need help with:

  • Advertising the event (putting up posters, emailing friends). Generally letting as many people know about the event as possible.
  • Selling reservations: Both admission to the match and lunch.
  • Finding sponsors for the event (Many different sponsorship opportunities are available - see below).
  • Finding advertisers for the match programme.
  • Organising specific fundraising activities. For example, raffles, stalls and other activities.
  • Helping on the day. Either activities on the day or helping others get to and fro from the match.

To get involved contact us at or ring 0208 339 3423.

Whether you can come or not, please make sure you email all your friends and relatives or visit out Facebook page and share our event with them. Always let them know to make us the beneficiary when ordering tickets.

How we raise money from the event

The money raised will be distributed among the 4 charities by the Admiral Trust based on the ratio of tickets sold by each charity. Any side events (raffle, stalls etc.) run by a charity will receive all profits by the organising charity. As a result, we need to maximise our fundraising by getting the maximum number of people to attend.

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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