A new cricket club has teamed up with a hospital charity to raise money for sickly kids.
Fulham Cricket Club, which was formed earlier this year, has become the charity partner for Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity.
To help mark the occasion, former England opener Nick Compton and batsman Lydia Greenway visited the club, based in South Park, where they spoke about the game to 40 local children.
Speaking afterwards, Mr Compton said, “I’ve had a great morning helping as an ambassador for the Fulham Cricket Association which is backed by Chelsea Children’s Hospital Charity, based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital .
“It’s good to see sport helping the community with all profits being put back into it!”
The club was founded by Rohan Kapadia, and is the first formal cricket club in Hammersmith and Fulham in more than a century.
Charity manager Rebecca McLoughlin said: “There hasn’t been a cricket club in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for over 100 years.
“Rohan is doing this out of the goodness of his heart and a love of cricket.
“We’re sure the club is going to grow and grow.
“We love working with the local community and are thrilled to have been chosen as Fulham Cricket Club’s new charity partner,”
Money will be raised through kit sales, while the charity’s logo will also printed on all FCC shirts.
Other fundraising events in the pipeline include a Sunday morning cricket session and picnic on July 2 and an end-of-season dinner with an auction and after-dinner speaker.
The cricket club is also looking at children’s sponsored events.
Fulham Cricket Club is the first cricket club in the borough since 1908, and reinvests more than half its profits back to community programmes.
For more information on the charity go to Chelsea Children's Hospital Charity website .
Anyone interested in joining Fulham Cricket Club can go to its website or email email@example.com
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