Cricketers team up to raise cash for Wellingborough-based breast cancer charity

The charity cricket match for Crazy Hats held at the OG's club in Wellingborough
The charity cricket match for Crazy Hats held at the OG's club in Wellingborough

Players added a touch of pink to their cricket whites in support of a breast cancer charity.

The cricket match was held at Wellingborough Old Grammarians in Sywell Road, Wellingborough, on Sunday with money going to the Crazy Hats charity.

Thanks has to go to the Old Grammarians, especially to Kevin Odell from the Old Grammarians

Glennis Hooper

Glennis Hooper, founder of the charity which has raised more than £2 million in 14 years, said: “Thanks has to go to the Old Grammarians, especially to Kevin Odell from the Old Grammarians.

“A huge thank you for his efforts on the afternoon to round up the support and for thinking of Crazy Hats.

“He was so nice and he met us afterwards to say he would like to organise an event for us next year.”

The charity cricket game was organised by MP for Wellingborough and Rushden Peter Bone, with his Lords & Commons Cricket Club including MP for Corby and East Northants Tom Pursglove and MP for South Holland and the Deepings and Minister of State for Security John Hayes.

Their numbers were boosted by members of the Old Grammarians, who also provided the opposition.

The event raised £165 for the Wellingborough-based charity, which fundraises to improve breast cancer care at Kettering and Northampton general hospitals.

For more information about Crazy Hats and its work go to www.crazyhatsbreastcancerappeal.co.uk.