CS and STV Appeal 'cricket-a-thon' a success

25 Aug

George Munsey collects during the Cup Final

Cricket Scotland thrilled with success of inaugural cricket-a-thon in aid of STV Appeal  

Cricket Scotland’s charity cricket-a-thon, which took place over the weekend (23 and 24 August), was a great success with hundreds of people taking part in events across the country.  Cricket Scotland launched the cricket-a-thon to raise funds for the STV Appeal, which helps children affected by poverty in Scotland. 

Cricket Scotland encouraged as many people as possible to get involved with cricket across the weekend, ‘stumping up to play’ while they were at it.  Key events which took place included: 

  • A Kwik Cricket tournament and Cricket Factory in the Edinburgh Meadows
  • A Girls Kwik Cricket Tournament and Women’s Regional Series in Doo’cot Park, Perth
  • A Cricket Festival in Barrhead
  • An STV v BBC grudge match at Hillhead, Glasgow
  • Scottish Cup and Challenge Cup Final in Stirling
  • A Junior Social Get-together and BBQ at Carlton Cricket Club in Edinburgh 

Plus many clubs from across Scotland were collecting money for the charity at games and competitions across the weekend. 

Players from Scotland’s national side and members of the Women’s team donned STV Appeal t-shirts and helped fundraise over the weekend, chatting to young players and spectators and helping to collect money from a very generous public. 

It’s not too late to donate: 

-          www.justgiving.com/stumpuptoplay 

-          Text CRIC70 and the amount of your donation (e.g. £5) to 70070 

Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Cricket Scotland, said: “The Cricket Scotland cricket-a-thon was a huge success and we’re delighted to have held this fun and lively fundraising event for such a worthwhile cause, the STV Appeal.  So many children took part, plus people who have never played cricket before were having a go for the first time, which is great for us to see.  We’ll find out soon just how much money we’ve raised fort he charity and would encourage anyone who hasn’t had a chance to donate to dig deep for one final push.”

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