Charity Cricket Festival

Date: Fri 22nd June 2012

On Sunday 1st July at Hesketh Park, Gareth Johnson, MP for Dartford, will be hosting his annual charity cricket game.  The event will see a team of local public figures in a match against Dartford Cricket Club.  Several local businesses and organisations have kindly given their support for this event which will help raise funds for the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled in Darenth and Dartford Cricket Club.

Gareth said:

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to raise funds for this excellent cause and to have the opportunity to play cricket against Dartford Cricket Club.  The Arrow Riding Centre is a fantastic asset to our community, providing riding lessons to the disabled from Dartford and much further afield.

The facilities on offer at the Centre are excellent and allow those with disabilities to experience horse riding and the physical and social benefits of the sport. The Centre has been chosen as a training location for the Paralympic Games and will provide facilities for those attending the equestrian events.

The Centre relies heavily on its dedicated staff and volunteers who help it to run smoothly and on donations to meet its costs.  I cannot congratulate them enough on the hard work and time they give to the Centre and I hope that on the 1st July we will be able to raise some money to assist them in their hard work.”

Jim Lowrie Chairman of Dartford Cricket Club said:

“Dartford Cricket Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country which provides valuable support for local community groups and recreation for young and old. It is a great local facility for the area and we are currently looking for new players to join either the adult or youth sides.

I would encourage anyone interested in joining the Club to come to the event on the 1st July to find out more.”

Entry is free and begins at 9:30am with Junior Kwik Cricket from 10.00 am followed by the main match at 11:30am.  There will be a number of stalls also raising funds for the two charities including a tombola, a BBQ and ‘beat the batsman’.