I work for the Cricket Foundation, the charity which oversees the Chance to Shine campaign to help provide children in state schools the opportunity to play and benefit from the game.
As a club involved with the Chance to Shine programme, you may already be aware of Cricket United Day which is taking place at the Kia Oval on Saturday 16th August, day 2 of the final Investec Test between England and India.
Cricket United sees Chance to Shine team up with the Lord’s Taverners and the PCA Benevolent Fund to hold the UK’s biggest cricket awareness and fundraising day, by turning the ground blue. More information can be found at www.cricketunited.co.uk.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Cricket United Day, which saw over £50,000 raised, we have decided to hold the day again this year with the aim of making the day even bigger and bluer!
In order to help raise funds for the day, we require the help of an enthusiastic team of volunteers and this is where I am wondering if you are able to help?
We have just been provided with a few extra volunteer spaces for the day and therefore I am wondering if you are very kindly able to ask around and see if anyone associated with Wickham Park CC would be interested in volunteering for the day?
Volunteers will be helping us to raise funds by distributing t-shirts and selling raffle tickets to spectators around the ground. This will mostly take place during the intervals in the day’s play, which will allow volunteers to watch some of the day’s play during their rest periods as England will hopefully be trying to win the series. The only restriction for volunteers is that they need to be over the age of 18.
I appreciate that the day is on a Saturday and therefore your club will have fixtures. However, if there is anyone connected to your club who would be interest in volunteering for the day, please can you ask them to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07827 980 925.
Thank you for your time and for your support of Chance to Shine.
Corporate and Events Assistant, Cricket Foundation
Office: 0207 820 5777 Mobile: 07827 980 925
W: www.chancetoshine.org www.streetchance.org