Cambridgeshire under-12 cricketers to stage garden bat-a-thon to raise money for community fund
The Cambridgeshire under-12s cricket squad are organising a 12-hour garden bat-a-thon to raise money for the Cambridgeshire Coronavirus Community Fund.
The youngsters are staging the day-long event to help the fund in its efforts to assist charities and organisations that are helping the elderly and vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The cricketers will be batting for 12 hours in turns in their home gardens on Saturday, May 16 from 8am to 8pm.
They have made a video to accompany their efforts, and have so far raised £795 of their £1,000 target.
The fund provides community organisations emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community, affecting older people, aged 60 and over, and other vulnerable people (high risk, pre-existing medical conditions), as a result of the continuing threat of Covid-19.
This includes the need for self-isolation, financial hardship, potential for hunger, lack of shelter, further exacerbation of health issues, loneliness and isolation of these people.
To sponsor the Cambridgeshire under-12s cricket team, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/CYCU12Bat-a-thon.
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