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Doncaster’s business community were dressed to the nines and ready to party at the Diamond Ball held in the magnificent surroundings of Bawtry Hall on 28th September.
The setting of a traditional village cricket club, warm sunny weather and two teams of players drawn from local businesses proved to be a winning formula as almost four hundred people turned out to watch this year’s DB4C TFG Capital Community Vase Cricket Challenge and raise a record £5,500 for local charities.
Following last month’s launch of the 2019 Doncaster Business for the Community Vase Cricket Challenge the town’s business led charity has been inundated with sponsorship offers and player registrations.
DB4C had already confirmed that Tickhill Cricket Club would for the first time host their annual cricket challenge, now in it’s third year and the move has been positively welcomed by local businesses.
The event will take place on Sunday 8th September at the end of a summer that will have been packed with cricket action and an unprecedented level of interest in the sport following England’s remarkable victory in the World Cup and soon to be hopefully followed by success in The Ashes. As a result DB4C has witnessed a record level of early sign-ups for the match, which, will once again see The Commercial Legends and The Business All-stars compete for the DB4C Vase in a 20-20 game format. Places are now limited and DB4C urges anyone wanting to play to register their interest as soon as possible as practice sessions have already begun.
The annual cricket challenge was the first event to be organised by DB4C, 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 and this year’s beneficiaries have already been confirmed as Create A Dream and The Hygiene Bank.
As a result of this success DB4C is proud to announce three key sponsors for this year’s match. TFG Capital has been confirmed as the Match Sponsor and as such the teams will be competing for “The TFG Capital Doncaster Business Community Vase”. James Mortimore of TFG Capital said:
“TFG are delighted to be sponsoring the DB4C annual cricket vase in support of 2 great charities in Create a Dream and The Hygiene Bank. I’m sure the day will be a great success and showcase how sport can bring the business community together whilst raising plenty of money for the charities and plenty of laughs for the spectators.”
Fabian Braithwaite, Managing Partner of HSR Law Solicitors commented “As a locally based law firm, we are proud to continue to support Doncaster Business for the Community for a third year having been impressed with the positive difference they have made to a variety of worthy causes within our town.”
Cameron McLellan, Polypipe Divisional Managing Director said “Polypipe are pleased to be sponsors of the DB4C annual cricket match – with the main objectives to have fun and raise lots of money for two worthy local charities.”
DB4C Director and Cricket Task Team Member Gary Rogers added “We are naturally delighted to confirm TFG Capital, HSR Law and Polypipe, three highly successful and high profile Doncaster Businesses as our sponsors for this year’s match. We are very grateful for their support and commitment. DB4C, supported by companies like these, 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.”
For further details on how you can get involved contact us today on 01302 965555 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Doncaster Business for the Community held its Crown Hotel Bawtry Business Community Cup football match at the Keepmoat stadium and raised an incredible £5,000 for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).
The atmosphere was electric as the Business Allstars took on the Commercial Legends in a nail-biting match for charity. The 90 minutes saw high quality football and a 3-3 draw, before the game went to penalty shootout where the Allstars came out victorious!
The day didn’t stop after the Allstars’ victory – families also enjoyed a variety of entertainment including a kid’s penalty shout out competition and live music from local indie rock band The Outcharms – all in support of TCAA.
TCAA is the first and only dedicated paediatric and neonatal transfer helicopter service in Great Britain and is funded solely by charitable donations. When every second counts in the lifesaving treatment of a poorly child or baby, the charity’s specially trained pilots are able to transfer their young patients four times faster than by road, and one of the bespoke helicopters is based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Anthony Temperton, Director and Trustee of Doncaster Business for the Community said “Feedback from players and families, was this was the best event yet. A combination of live music, fast paced football, great competition prizes and activities for the kids helped us to raise £5,000 for the Children’s Air Ambulance based at Doncaster Sheffield Airport as well as a further £4,000 in donations for other charities.”
“We chose The Children’s Air Ambulance as one of our main charities to not only fundraise and support their valuable work but to create awareness of what they do and how they save young lives.”
Sharon Evans, Community Fundraising Officer for TCAA added: “We thank Doncaster Business for the Community for their support towards our charity. The amount they raised is incredible and will help towards getting critically ill babies and children to the lifesaving treatment they need.”