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JVM Castings help to raise funds for St Giles Hospice
Wayne Murcott, Managing Director of JVM Castings the Tamworth and Worcester-based diecasting firm has been instrumental in reforming the St Giles Hospice cricket team and organising a charity cricket event to raise much-needed funds for St Giles Hospice in Whittington.
Originally the St Giles Hospice cricket team played regularly to raise valuable funds with the first ever cricket match involving the team taking place in May 1991. However the team had to disband in 1999 due to family commitments but they have recently reformed in 2014 to continue fundraising again.
As a key member of the St Giles Hospice cricket team, Wayne commented: “We may all be a little older than when we last played, but the need to fund St Giles is even more important now than it was twenty years ago. We’re aiming to play at least four times this season and plan to raise in excess of £2,000 for the hospice.
“In order to carry on this noble team we are also keen to encourage the next generation of local cricket heroes to come forward, so that we can continue to raise funds for the hospice every year.”
Arranged by Wayne and Mike Manners of Abbots Bromley Cricket Club the match was very competitive, despite the youth advantage of the Abbots Bromley cricket team, in the end youth won over experience resulting in a deserved win for Abbots Bromley.
Aaron Coleman, Assistant Community Fundraiser on behalf of St Giles Hospice, said: “As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of the local community.
“The support of people such as Wayne Murcott and the St Giles Hospice Cricket Team enables us to deliver quality care to local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses. We would like to thank all who are involved with the cricket team, and wish them every success with their future matches.”
The match saw £500 raised on the day with a plan to raise a further £1,500 over the next few matches. The next match is planned for later in August when the St Giles team will be re-kindling old rivalries against The Meynell Ingram Arms and Lord Rockingham Select XV.