Monday 15 July 2013 

Writers Take On Cricket Greats In Charity Match

Mark Ramprakash will feature at the Charity match in September
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A host of famous faces will batting for charity in September to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.

All Out for Cricket In The City sponsored by Lebara, will involve an afternoon of live cricket with the charity playing against against the Authors Cricket Club– a team which was founded at the turn of the twentieth century and which starred some of the greatest writers of the day. The event will conclude with an evening Gala Dinner hosted by former England cricketer Shaun Udal.

Cricket legends Mark Ramprakash and Devon Malcolm will be batting for charity against Authors XI members such as writer Sebastian Faulks, to take the charity match title.

Mark said: “My love for cricket only comes second to my love for my wife and children. This charity is all about family and keeping them together in their time of need. I am delighted to be playing for them and I am sure it’ll be a wonderful day and raise lots of money for the cause.”

The money raised will go towards The Sick Children’s Trust to provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital. The charity has eight houses across the UK.

Charlie Campbell, captain of the Authors XI said: “We are really looking forward to a fantastic day of cricket at the HAC. I’d always wondered what it would be like to face Devon Malcolm and now I’m going to find out. We’re determined to win against what may be our toughest opposition yet.”

Cricket enthusiasts are also being given the chance to play alongside the players by buying a spot on the team for just £500.

Rosie Lightfoot, Special Events Manager at The Sick Children’s Trust added: “The event will have something for everyone from just £5; for families there will be entertainment for the children including face painting and a bouncy castle, for corporate guests there will be full hospitality packages including drinks, tea and an exclusive dinner after the cricket. It is going to be a wonderful day so we encourage everyone to come along and support us.”


For more information about the event or to buy tickets please contact Rosie on
020 7931 8695 or Rosie@sickchildrenstrust.org

Tickets are also available online: http://www.sickchildrenstrust.org/Events__Campaigns/Forthcoming_Events/All_out_for_Cricket_in_the_City/?rand=1481600769