Doncaster Business for the Community set to hold annual cricket match at Tickhill Cricket Club.
Doncaster Business for the Community has confirmed that Tickhill Cricket Club will for the first time host their annual Doncaster business Community Vase cricket challenge.
The event entering it’s 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.
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 Doncaster business Community Vase match. We are looking forward to a fabulous event.”
Left to Right: Ben Ainger – Create A Dream Foundation. Martin Wilmott, Richard Clarke, Nigel Tomlinson,
Chris Dungworth, Gary Rogers, Dave Plant – DB4C Cricket Task Team. Jo Gilbert – The Hygiene Bank.
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.”
Player registerations are being accepted at https://bit.ly/2Xvf0sr
The HSR Law Community Vase, organised by Doncaster Businesses for the Community (DB4C), starts at 1pm at the club’s Bennetthorpe ground.
Gates will open at noon before the Business All Stars battle it out against the Commercial Legends.
DB4C trustee Richard Clarke said: “We are delighted to support two wonderful local charities with the proceeds from the day going to The Children’s Sleep Charity and Riding for the Disabled at Rossington Hall.”
DB4C trustee Martin Wilmott added: “The event will be great for families with a stir fry noodle bar, Prosecco van, bouncy castle, cupcake stall and children’s entertainment.”
Entry is £2.50 for adults, £5 per family and free for children under 16.
Last year the event raised more than £5,000 for the community.
The new annual charity Twenty20 cricket match, which will form the centrepiece of a family fun day, has been launched by Doncaster Business for the Community (DB4C).