Saturday 18 May 2013 

Celebrity Box Hill Cricket Match To Raise Money For Charity

Celebrity Box Hill Cricket Match To Raise Money For Charity
Celebrity Box Hill Cricket Match To Raise Money For Charity
 

A celebrity cricket match is to take place at Box Hill School, near Dorking, on Sunday, 2 June, to help raise money for charity.

Former England cricketer and TV programme A Question of Sport's team captain Phil Tufnell, ITV news journalist Mark Austin and actors James and Oliver Phelps - the Weasley twins from Harry Potter - will be joining other famous people for a fun day of sport and fundraising.

The open event is held every two years at the independent school and is organised by the Bunbury Cricket Club - the world's number one charity cricket team.

Bunbury was set up 27 years' ago by actor and author David English CBE and around 14 celebrity matches are played each season. During that time £15.5m has been raised for a variety of charities.

Additional activities taking place during the afternoon include a children's area with bouncy castle, face painting and entertainment shows, live music with a selection of bands performing and a raffle.

There will also be arts and crafts stalls selling beautiful vintage and handmade goods, such as jewellery and chocolates, a book stall and The Food Float, a local independent retailer that has recently been voted best food stall in Surrey, which is offering breads, cakes, jams and chutneys.

This year proceeds from the Box Hill School match and family fun day will be split between DMRC Headley Court (Welfare Fund), a Surrey rehabilitation centre for servicemen and women, and the Bunbury English Schools Cricket Festival, which nurtures and supports talented young cricketers.

Box Hill School headmaster Mark Eagers said: "Our bi-annual Bunbury celebrity cricket match is one of the highlights of this summer term and is great fun.

"It's a fantastic opportunity to mingle with some well-known faces from TV and film, pick up cricketing tips from former professional players and enjoy relaxing with friends and family - and all while helping to raise money for charity!"

Tickets for the event, which starts at 12pm and ends at 6pm, cost adult £5, children (5 - 16 years' old) £3, family (two adults two children) £14. Under fives are free of charge.

A delicious selection of refreshments will also be available, including a Pimms tent and hot and cold food.

For more information about the event, or to purchase tickets, visit the events section at www.boxhillschool.com or telephone 01372 373382. 

For details about Bunbury Cricket Club visit www.bunburycricket.com.

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