Tuesday 3 March 2009 

Derbyshire Players Walk For Derby Hospitals Charity

Derbyshire County Cricket Club are supporting Derby Hospitals Charity by taking part in the first Carsington Water Walk on Sunday 8th March 2009.   Players and management are joining in to raise money for the Breast Care Services and the Coronary Care Unit.

The club elected to support these two branches of the charity as Chairman Don Amott and his wife Mary have recently been treated for a heart condition and breast cancer respectively.

Amott commented: “It is terrific that our first team squad are coming out in force of this event to support such good causes.

“Carsington Water is a picturesque setting and I enjoy a good walk so I am very much looking forward to the day.”

Head of Cricket John Morris added: “Getting all the lads together for a charity event is a good team building exercise and if we can support a worthy charity by doing so that is even better.

“From the team’s point of view it will be nice to enjoy a change of scenery during our pre-season training and the charities that we are supporting really are worthy of all the support they get from this event. “

Places are still available for people in Derbyshire to sign up for the walk which takes place on Sunday 8th March 2009.  The walk is 8½ miles and starts off at Carsington Water Visitor Centre.  Entry is £5.00 when people pre-register or £15.00 on the day.

People can register by calling Kerry Wood on 01332 786445 or by email on kerry.wood@derbyhospitals.nhs.uk.

To donate money to the Breast Care services and Coronary Care Unit of the Derby Hospitals Charity in support of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, visit http://www.justgiving.com/dccc to make a secure donation.

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