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Exciting things ahead, as we have partnered with the Greater Manchester Youth Network to host a charity cricket event this summer!
The event is being held on Friday 26th July from 1pm at Lindow Cricket Club, and provides a great opportunity to spend an afternoon playing cricket and even networking in a fun environment. All proceeds at the event are going to the Greater Manchester Youth Network, which is a non-profit organisation that helps young people to be safe and valued through its programmes. In 2018 alone, it supported around 750 young people who struggled with disability, unemployment, mental health issues and other forms of social isolation.
Kate Thomas, senior fundraiser for GMYN, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the wonderful team at Digital Next for what is set to be a fantastic day of cricket, music, and food and drink.”
Our very own CEO, Justin Blackhurst, said: “We were approached by the Greater Manchester Youth Network charity to hold an event that would broadcast the amazing work it does to improve the lives of young people in our area. We simply could not be happier to be partnering with such a fantastic charity, and to be helping celebrate its work.”
If you’re a local business, you can also get involved! We’re offering you a chance to enter a team, come along to watch or take advantage of the great sponsorship packages available on the day. We have already secured teams from valued local businesses including Oscar Associates, fitness food company Gymology, and from Jamie Lomas at JLA Talent Group.
“We’re encouraging people to come along and enjoy the fun, even if they don’t know much about cricket! We have some great teams already signed up, with tickets and the chance to take part sure to be snapped up quickly,” said Mark Blackhurst.
The final of the tournament is set to take place at around 6.30pm. The event is complete with officials, umpires and a professional scorer for the match. The event will also feature a Health and Wellbeing zone, inflatables, hot tubs, food and drink stalls, VIP area, alongside music and a DJ.
Find out more, and get in touch with us today if you want to be a part of it!