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How Worcestershire's cricketers will put their shirts on cancer charity

Rob George 24th Jun, 2022

COUNTY cricket chiefs have revealed a Worcestershire-based childhood cancer cause will take over sponsorship of its shirts as part of a year of fund-raising for the cause.

Morgan Motor Company will hand over its Worcestershire CCC shirt sponsorship to the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust for the Rapids’ Vitality Blast fixture against Notts Outlaws on Sunday, July 3.

The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust’s ladybird-inspired logo will be proudly displayed across the first team’s shirts during the fixture at New Road. Following the match, the shirts will then be auctioned in support of Grace Kelly’s fund-raising.

Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust is the official nominated charity of Worcestershire CCC for 2022.

The club is involved in many initiatives to raise awareness and fund-raise with Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust which provides much-needed guidance and counselling for families going through childhood cancer, education in childhood cancers, bereavement support and research. At the heart of the trust is the ethos, ‘because the children of today all deserve a tomorrow.

Dr Jen Kelly, CEO and founder of the trust, said: “We are extremely grateful to both the Morgan Motor Company and Worcestershire County Cricket Club for the focus and collaboration this initiative offers in raising awareness of the care we provide for families going through childhood cancer.

“We’re excited to see the team wearing our ladybird emblem for the Vitality Blast match against Notts Outlaws.”

Steve Morris, chairman of the Morgan Motor Company, said: “We are delighted to be working with Worcestershire County Cricket Club to help raise awareness of a magnificent local charity.

“We are pleased to be handing over our shirt sponsorship to them for the upcoming Vitality Blast fixture and hope the charity generates a vast amount of awareness from it.”

David Hoskins, Worcestershire CCC’s head of commercial and operations, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Morgan for this unique opportunity they are providing again to our Official Charity Partner.

“Their generosity will help raise awareness and vital funds so that they can continue to support the local community.”

AN ENCHANTED riverside walk will be held this summer in the latest magical fund-raiser by the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust (GKCCT).

The evening of magic, mystery and memories for all the family, sponsored by Painters Law LLP, Wyre Forest, will begin at Worcestershire County Cricket Club at 4.30pm on Saturday (June 25) with entertainment including stilt walkers, acrobats, juggling and an LED light show.

There will also be a special enchanted memory area for those who have lost a loved one to leave a heartfelt message of remembrance.

Tina, from HeadLight Fitness, will be getting walkers ready with a warm-up before setting off on a 7k circular route along the picturesque River Severn and Diglis Waterside at 6pm. A shorter route is also available.

The charity is encouraging guests to wear fancy dress such as woodland fairies, wonderful witches and wacky wizards to make the walk even more spectacular. Both a face painter and glitter artists will also be on hand to add extra colour and twinkle.

Coralie Hudson, fund-raiser at GKCCT, said: “It is going to be such a magical event to behold bringing families together with a chance to remember loved ones, enjoy an uplifting atmosphere and help raise vital funds for Grace Kelly Charitable Cancer Trust.”

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