Cricket fans in Thetford were invited to take part in a fun day to promote the sport in the local community, while raising funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Cricket fun day in aid of charity
On Saturday 16 August, staff from Specsavers Thetford, supported the nationwide initiative which aims to encourage people to get involved with cricket, by playing in a charity cricket game with Zimbabwe cricket player, Henry Olonga.
Store director, Paul Clark says: ‘Over the years we have supported many cricket events through sponsorships and charity events. To be associated with the Thetford Town Cricket Club open day, which is backed by the England and Wales Cricket Board, is testament to our commitment to the sport and the local community.
‘Our store is the official sponsor of Thetford Town Cricket Club and we thought it would be nice to have a presence at the open day, while playing with Henry.’
Specsavers stores in and around the region have come together to help the group of hospices that support families and provide care for children and young people with life-threating conditions across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.