Thursday 10 March 2011 

Ashes Hero Graeme Swann Helps Local Charity

Ashes Hero Graeme Swann Helps Local Charity
Ashes Hero Graeme Swann Helps Local Charity
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Ashes hero Graeme Swann will be at a special fundraising event with Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust on Monday 16th May at Belvoir Castle for an “Evening with Ashes hero Graeme Swann”. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous four course dinner in the State Dining Room and hear Graeme Swann tell his story about how his life could have been so different. Businesses and local guests are invited to take tables at this event - tables are strictly limited to just 10 - and are offered at £800 for 10 guests. All monies raised will go to children?s charity Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust.

The Evening starts with a Drinks reception in the Guardroom at 7.15pm for dinner at 8.00pm. During the evening Graeme Swann will tell his story and there will be a Question and Answer session. Compère for the evening will be Graeme Swann's old team-mate, ex-Nottinghamshire Cricketer and Trust Director Darren Bicknell. Dress code is lounge wear. For further information or to book tables contact Nina Coverley at Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust on 07962 448 736 or nina@belvoircastlecrickettrust.co.uk.

Darren Bicknell, Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust, said, "I am delighted that my ex Nottinghamshire team mate 'Swanny' is able to find time in his busy schedule to help us with our fundraising. This is a unique opportunity for guests to hear first hand Graeme's story and how his life could have turned out to be so different."

Graeme Swann said “I have known Darren for 15 years and I am delighted to be able to help their fundraising efforts. The Trust is doing fantastic work in introducing cricket and the countryside to a wide range of special needs and disadvantaged children and I hope, with what should be an entertaining evening, I will, ultimately, help them in providing more opportunities to more children."

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