The annual Sutton on Sea Cricket Club van pull has raised an impressive £500 with half going to the club and the rest to Sutton on Sea First Responders.
Players from all four cricket teams got together recently and helped pull the van from their home ground in Furlongs Road, through Trusthorpe, Mablethorpe town centre and finishing at the fire station in Mablethorpe.
The van pull is an annual event and helps to bring everyone from the cricket club together, taking part in a fun activity which also helps them to raise vital funds so they are able to keep on playing and it’s also a way for them to raise some money for worthy charities at the same time.
Tony Howard, the chairman of the club, said: “It was a fantastic day and it really helped to raise the profile of the club throughout the area.
“It’s great to do events like this, to not only benefit the club but raise funds for the very valuable service that Sutton on Sea First Responders provide for us in this town.”
Sutton on Sea Cricket Club would like to thank Focus Signs of Alford for providing the van to pull and for all of their continued, valuable sponsorship and the help they give to the club.
They also thanked the Mayor and Mayoress of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, Coun Tony Howard and June Howard, for attending the event and walking alongside the van.
A spokesman added: “A thank you must also go out to Roy Palmer, the town crier, for drumming up interest and funds at the front of the pull and Sutton on Sea First Responders for attending and driving the car in front of the van.
“Plus a big thank you goes out to all of the players, parents, helpers and people who sponsored or gave money towards the total.”
Stephen Palmer, Sutton on Sea First Responder coordinator, added: “The first responders rely on the generosity of the community and, although short of volunteers to act as responders, we do our best to go on duty as much as we can to act on 999 medical calls.
“It was good to see young people working at fundraising both for local cricket and local responders.”
For more information on Sutton on Sea Cricket Club, visit their website; http://suttononseacc.play-cricket.com.