Charity Climb May 2019,
Cricket for Charity August 2018
It was a rainy Friday evening when our two group entourage left our Portsmouth and London homes to make the long journey up to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike. It was an extremely daunting prospect to be scaling England's highest peak after a 7 hour drive and little sleep but nevertheless everyone was excited for the challenge. We rocked up at our Lakeside home in the early hours of the morning with only 5 hours of sleep
before having to wake up for the climb.
We woke to the smell of a full English
breakfast which had been very generously cooked by the Dinesh and Andie, the early risers. At about 10am we made our way to the Pike ready for the climb.
For the first few hours most of us were thinking that this challenge was grossly over exaggerated. The terrain was hilly at best and the paths were wide. About two hours in though the cramps began to set in and hilly terrain gave way to narrow, rocky outcrops which were both steep and grainy, making it very hard to get a foothold in the damp conditions.
Nevertheless we persisted, stopping occasionally for a sugar break, a drop of water or to admire the frankly breathtaking views. At around 1600 we managed to reach the summit and there was a palpable sense of relief as our weary bones were allowed a brief respite. Going up was only half the battle and there was another two and a half hours of decent over some very slippery terrain.
Finally at around 1830 a very weary team arrived at the pub for a celebratory drink.
To cap off a brilliant day, Erika Wilson won the award for the volunteer who had had raised the most, whereas Dimi got the wooden spoon for fundraising. Overall a challenging but rewarding fundraiser
Cricket for Charity 2019, Rowlands Castle.
Our first Cricket for Charity event in August 2018, was a huge success. We were very grateful to the DACD club for letting use their grounds and facilities in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire to run this event.
It was a gorgeous, sunny day and we had some very enthusiastic teams on the day including: DACD, Teach Sri Lanka team, Team Sri Lanka, Southsea Salseros and Clanny.
A spread of delicious Sri Lankan dal, rice and chicken curry was supplied on the day along with some gorgeous handmade cakes which were generously donated.
We hosted a raffle and a guess the total amount of runs, with fabulous prizes which had been donated on the day.
Our skilled winners were team Sri Lanka. In addition to our winner, we also gave out awards for most enthusiastic player, best player of the day, best moment of the day and best hit of the day.
We very much look forward to hosting the next Cricket for Charity event in 2019. Watch this space!
Charity Walk April 2018, Isle of Wight.
With 5 volunteers, we started our journey at Godshill park on the Isle of Wight. Walking at a fairly brisk pace we proceeded to cover 25km, hilly and very wet terrains before returning to the starting point. Our journey took us 6 hours in total and we are very grateful to the Isle of White Ramblers who walk with us and supported this event. We were able to get some incredibly generous donations towards our great cause.