Home   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Tons of funds raised by COEL and Carter Jonas for two charities from inaugural cricket day





An inaugural charity cricket day at Fenner’s hosted by Carter Jonas and COEL – including a star turn by former England international Monty Panesar – has raised £14,500 for two charities.

Handing over the cheques from the cricket day at Fenner’s to the Phoenix Trust and LandAid. Picture: COEL
Handing over the cheques from the cricket day at Fenner’s to the Phoenix Trust and LandAid. Picture: COEL

Around 500 people attended on May 25 and funds were raised through sponsorship, ticket sales, a raffle and silent auction. The day included plenty of sporting action, live music, food and drink stalls and celebrity sparkle with Monty Panesar giving a talk and opening the bowling for the second innings.

Revisiting Fenner’s for the cheque presentation, Colin Brown, head of planning and development at Carter Jonas, gave a cheque for £7,250 to Paul Morrish, chairman at LandAid, and Alistair Rumbelow, group CEO at COEL, handed a cheque for the same amount to the Milton-based Phoenix Trust team including Jude, George, Paul, Codi, and Dilly their dog.

Charity cricket day at Fenners with COEL v Carter Jonas raising money for The Phoenix Trust and LandAid with special guest Monty Panesar, the former England bowler. Picture: Keith Heppell
Charity cricket day at Fenners with COEL v Carter Jonas raising money for The Phoenix Trust and LandAid with special guest Monty Panesar, the former England bowler. Picture: Keith Heppell

Carter Jonas and COEL thanked all who made the event possible, including sponsors Green Building Design, The Good Plant Company, First Intuition, BDB Pitmans, Ascot Lloyd, Cam Alarms, Ensors, Howard Group, Grovemere Property, Wedd Joinery, The Cambridge Building Society, Liquidline, Tees Law, Concilio, Howes Percival, Cambridge Industrial Properties Ltd, and Corporate Architecture Ltd.

The COEL v Carter Jonas teams. Picture: Keith Heppell
The COEL v Carter Jonas teams. Picture: Keith Heppell

Following on from this year’s success, Carter Jonas and COEL have announced this is just the start as they plan to host the event again next year.

The two companies said: “The concept of the cricket day was forged from a desire to raise funds and provide sporting entertainment which would be open to all. We have been so happy to see different sectors of the Cambridge community come together to enjoy the event and we now look forward to building on this year’s success and repeating the cricket day again next year.”

Charity cricket day at Fenners with COEL v Carter Jonas raising money for The Phoenix Trust and LandAid. Picture: Keith Heppell
Charity cricket day at Fenners with COEL v Carter Jonas raising money for The Phoenix Trust and LandAid. Picture: Keith Heppell

The Phoenix Trust manages a garden centre and a kitchen providing work experience for vulnerable people. Find out more at phoenixtrust.org about the charity.



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More