Woodford Cricket Club are inviting Cheshire residents over the boundary ropes to enjoy ‘Bands on the Square’ - a music event to beat blood cancers.
The club, which fields teams in the Meller Braggins and Cheshire County leagues, are urging as many people as possible to join them on Sunday 25 July to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the charity dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for all blood cancers.
Club members were inspired to organise the inaugural music event after one of their junior players was successfully treated for leukaemia. Tony Grimes, 2nd team captain, says: “He was diagnosed some years ago but is now absolutely fine and playing in our under 15’s and this season has just broken into the senior teams. We want to do what we can to support Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and help continue their vital work. So please get yourself a ticket and come along, there’s something for everyone!”
Tony and his band, ‘The Reform’, are just one of seven acts due to perform at the event, where crowds will be entertained by music from across a huge range of genres including pop, indie, classic rock and county.
Gates to the club’s Moor Lane ground will be open from 2pm, with the first act due to take to the stage at 3:30pm. Throughout the day families are welcome to picnic on the outfield and enjoy a number of attractions, including a bouncy castle, face painting and a firework finale.
Kate White, Director of Fundraising at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, says: “Bands on the Square sounds like a fantastic day out! I hope as many people as possible can come along. All of the money raised will make a massive difference to patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.”
For more information about ‘Bands on the Square’, contact Tony Grimes on 07894 047418 or Paula on 0161 439 7743.
Tickets cost £5 for adults, £2 for under16’s and just £12 for a family of four.