Howzat For A Challenge?
LCCC Staff To Run For Charity
THEY WORK behind the scenes at a professional sports club where a firm emphasis is placed on skill and fitness. But just how athletic are the administration staff of Lancashire County Cricket Club and the LCCC Foundation?
Well, a ‘cricket team’ of 11 participants, captained by LCCC’s Cricket Director, Mike Watkinson, will soon find out when they take part in the Bupa Greater Manchester Run on Sunday May 18.
Dressed in cricket attire, the team will complete the challenging 10k course to hopefully raise £5,000 which will fund the LCCC Foundation’s Education Without Boundaries Programme for one year.
Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development for the LCCC Foundation said: “The Education Without Boundaries Programme provides primary and secondary schoolchildren with an opportunity to spend a day at Emirates Old Trafford playing cricket whilst also improving their numeracy and literacy skills.
“The project relies on charitable donations and we couldn’t think of a better way to show just how much this project means to us all at LCCC by getting some of the staff to take part in this challenge.
“We have a really mixed bag of people taking part, some run regularly and some haven’t put on a pair of trainers for a very long time. Depending on the amount we raise, some of us might be wearing the full cricket kit, such as helmets and pads. It might be a ‘batty’ idea but it will be good fun and we hope to raise our target for such a worthy and rewarding project.”
To support this fundraising challenge please donate via our JustGiving page:
To find out more about the work of the Foundation and the Education Without Boundaries Programme, please visit our website
www.lcccfoundation.co.uk or contact us on 0161 868 6849.