Charity Cricket Match raises over £1,100 for Pilgrims Hospices
Despite some chilly weather, team members from St Margaret’s Cricket Club XI and the Hulks XI were bowled over by the funds raised at the Charity Cricket Match in June.
The match at St Margaret’s Bay, Dover was in memory of Cyril Hulks of St Margaret’s Bay who was a volunteer for Pilgrims Hospices for 20 years. Several members of Cyril’s family also played in the match, including his son’s Ian and Adrian and his grandsons Ritchie and Ryan.
It was a close run match and St Margaret’s narrowly won the game by ten runs. St Margaret’s scored 240 runs for 9 wickets, with Ashley Birchenough their top scorer on 50 runs. The Hulks XI scored 230 for 5 wickets with Ritchie Hulks top scoring on 45.
Pauline Hulks and her family wanted to thank everyone who supported the event and made it such a success in Cyril’s memory. Her thanks also went to St Margaret’s Cricket Club for hosting the event. The hospice means a lot to the family as several family members and friends of Cyril and Pauline have received help, care and support from the hospice.
Karen Kenward Regional Fundraising Manager went on to say; “We are so grateful to Pauline and her family for organising this event in memory of Cyril who was a valued volunteer for Pilgrims Hospices.”
“We need to raise in excess of 10.5 million each year in order to be able to provide palliative care services free of charge to the local community and we receive over 75% of this from the local community. Fundraising is of vital importance and it is only through the continued generosity of supporters such Pauline that enables us to provide the care to all who need it in east Kent.”