Hundreds turn out for fun day in aid of Wellingborough cricket club and school

A fun day was held at Wellingborough Indians Cricket Club in aod of the club and Rowan Gate School
A fun day was held at Wellingborough Indians Cricket Club in aod of the club and Rowan Gate School

A fun day to help two good causes attracted hundreds of people at the weekend.

The event took place at the Wellingborough Indians Cricket Club ground in Wellingborough, on Sunday, July 17.

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The club was the victim of a number attacks a few years ago, when arsonists torched two cars at the ground days after racist graffiti was sprayed on the walls of the clubhouse.

A similar graffiti attack took place the year before that, in 2012.

The fun day was held to raise enough money to repair and renovate the building and install CCTV cameras, and to contribute to Rowan Gate School’s efforts to replace its minibus which it uses to take children on educational visits and outings.

The total raised is not yet known, with raffle tickets still being sold ahead of a draw in September.

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A club spokesman said: “Those who helped to organise the event included Tejas Patel, Pankaj Patel, Dipan Patel, Hitesh Patel, Hiren Pajapati, Sanjay Patel, Vikas Patel, Dilesh Vaghela, Pritam Patel, Amit Patel, Jignesh Patel, Chirag Upadhyay, Divyesh Patel, Waqas Elahi, Priydutt Joshi, Bhavin Patel, Upendra Patel, Vishal Patel, Tiya Patel, Krish Patel, Mamta Patel and many more.

“We would like to thank Lynne Ward and her team from Rown Gate School – Allison Walker Bray, Becky Higgins, Jannette and James Mead, Jan, Perry and Martha Hall and Shashi Dholakia – and all the children and parents who came on the day.

“They worked really hard to make this fun day a success.

“The club and the school would like to acknowledge the support given by the sponsors, including Pacesetters Sports, Northampton, Wellingborough Golf Club, Fit4less, Wellingborough, Northampton Golf Club, MK Dons, Woburn Safari Park and many more.”

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