Coffee morning success hits Sidmouth Cricket Club for six!
SIDMOUTH S Cricket Club was hit for six by residents generosity last month as it edged �870 closer to a �45,000 fundraising dream.
SIDMOUTH'S Cricket Club was hit for six by residents' generosity last month as it edged �870 closer to a �45,000 fundraising dream.
Members of the West Country's oldest cricket club have set their sights on raising tens of thousands of pounds to re-thatch its famous pavilion roof, and a bank holiday coffee morning, sponsored by the Friends of the Fortfield on August 31, helped boost the bid.
The venue also plays home to Sidmouth's tennis, croquet and hockey clubs.
Of the sterling �870 raised, club chairman Neil Gamble said: "Not bad for a morning's work!"
You may also want to watch:
"We are continuing to try to collect in money for the thatch, and hope for a few substantial additional donations and the odd grant before the end of the year."
It is hoped master thatcher Mark Smith will start the job in February 2010 so it can be completed by the start of the cricket and croquet season in mid April.
- 1 'Battered and shattered' traders start to reopen their shops
- 2 Former Ottery science technician celebrates her seventieth year
- 3 Folk festival boosted by £97K grant from Culture Recovery Fund
- 4 Different species of deer are part of our wildlife inheritance
- 5 Confidence grows for return of traditional high street
- 6 Sidmouth Youth Centre on a mission to help feed families
- 7 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 8 Around the sitting room in 80 days with the amazing Diana, 98
- 9 Stepping out for charity in honour of Sir Captain Tom's legacy
- 10 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
Neil added: "The cricket section has had an anis mirabilis, in playing terms, and we trust that such success will help us in the money raising stakes.