Doncaster Business for the Community has confirmed that Tickhill Cricket Club will for the first time host their annual cricket challenge.
The event entering its third year will take place on Sunday 8th September at the end of a summer that will have been packed with cricket action with the World Cup and The Ashes both taking place in the country. It may not quite be on the same scale but once again the Commercial Legends and Business All-stars will compete for the DB4C Vase in a 20-20 game format.
The annual cricket challenge was the first event to be organised by Doncaster Business for the Community, the ground breaking and highly innovative charitable trust run entirely by the town’s business community which raises much needed funds for local charities and community projects. The event has gone from strength to strength with a tried and tested format and like all of DB4C’s sporting events players will be drawn from across the business community.
Last year the event took place at Town Fields Cricket Club. It raised over £5,000 of two local charities: Riding for the Disabled at Rossington Hall and The Children’s Sleep Charity located in Woodfield Park.
This year DB4C have chosen as beneficiaries The Hygiene Bank and Create A Dream Foundation who carry out vital work in the local community. The Hygiene Bank works extensively in Doncaster to help restore dignity and well being to those living in poverty by giving people access to basic hygiene and personal care essentials. Local co-ordinator Jo Gilbert said: “An important part of The Hygiene Bank ethos is to “donate local, help local” so we are thrilled to have been selected as one of the beneficiaries of the DB4C Vase match. We are looking forward to a fabulous event.”
The Create A Dream Foundation was set up to help seriously ill children and young people in the area in making their dreams come true by helping to fund gifts and experiences. Ben Ainger from the charity added: “We as a Foundation are honoured and delighted that Doncaster Business for the Community have chosen us one of their charities to support.”
Dave Plant, coordinator of DB4C’s Cricket said: “We are very excited about this year’s event and new venue. We are now actively seeking players and sponsors with the first training session scheduled for 1st July at Tickhill Cricket Club.”
DB4C Director Martin Wilmott added: “DB4C is now entering its third year of operations with an ever growing number of events and supporters. The Annual DB4C cricket match is no different and is firmly established in the corporate calendar. DB4C has achieved so much since its inception, proving that the town’s businesses through their participation in our sporting events care deeply about the community and its well-being.”
The event is undertaken with the support of media partners including Eastside magazine and the Doncaster Free Press. It is promoted also by partner organisations including Business Doncaster and Doncaster MBC.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and anyone interested is urged to contact Business Doncaster on 01302 735555.