Funeral directors organise charity cricket match

Co-operative Funeralcare and associated funeral directors have organised a charity cricket match and community day in Yateley, Hampshire.

There will also be a barbecue and food stalls including ice cream and cakes, a bouncy castle, face painting and other family games with 20% of profits being donated to charity.

To raise money for Frimley Health Stroke Appeal and DrugFAM, there will also be a raffle and silent auction with the chance to bid for a tablet computer, a NOW TV Smart Stick, a bottle of Bushmills scotch commemorating the concord, a round of golf for four at Billingbear Park Golf Course, a pet photography session with Helen Beech Photography and much more.

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Cricket matches will start around 9.30am on 14 July, with all other activities taking place throughout the day finishing with a prize giving from 4-5pm.

Jarrod Turner​, team leader, Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “When we first came up with the idea of holding a cricket match, we were picturing a small gathering of people from across the area. But there are so many people in our community that wanted to help that it has grown into a day with activities for everyone.

“I am really pleased that it will also be fundraising for two local charities. Frimley Health’s appeal to build a unit which can be used by patients and their families is particularly close to me as my mum had a stroke 20 years ago now and I saw what rehab she had to go through.”

Local funeral directors supporting the event including Camberley and District Funeral Directors, JB Hall in Wokingham, Lines Bannister in Ascot, and The Co-operative Funeralcare in Farnborough, Fleet, Ashvale, Bracknell and Frimley Green.

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