Cure Leukaemia is launching a new social event at Sixes in central Birmingham to fundraise for the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network across the UK and specifically the Centre for Haemotology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
As part of the charity’s Your 14 campaign which highlights ‘every 14 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer’, the Your 14 Cricket Blast will see teams of 5 compete in a tournament, playing head-to-head matches in the batting cages to see which team can score more runs in 14 minutes.
Can you, your business or group of friends score the most runs in 14 minutes across Birmimgham?
Delivered in association with the team at Sixes, the tournament is being held from 4pm on Tuesday 16th May with drinks, food and music all part of the ‘social cricket’ Sixes experience. In addition, Cure Leukaemia Ambassadors and England cricketers, Jonathan Trott and Keaton Jennings will be in attendance, participating in a Q&A, a batting clinic and being available for teams to ‘super charge’ their run-scoring with the professionals should they need it.
3-times Ashes winner, Jonathan Trott said the following about the charity:
“I always enjoying helping out Cure Leukaemia where I can. They are a Birmingham-based charity so it’s always nice to be able to be part of something here that you know will help improve the lives of blood cancer patients. The important thing is being able to see the difference of the work being carried out as a result of the funds being raised. From speaking to people along the way, it really makes you thankful in life for what you have but also makes you want to do more to help.”
Lanchashire CC captain Keaton Jennings added:
“I can’t wait to see what help I might be able to offer the teams participating in the Your 14 Cricket Blast. To hear that someone is diagnosed with blood cancer every 14 minutes is a shocking stat when I think about how many people that equates to over a 5 day match I play at Old Trafford for Lancashire. Raising awareness and funds for clinical trials across the UK is something I am delighted to be part of.”
The event is being held as part of Cure Leukaemia’s ongoing Your 14 campaign, launched during Blood Cancer Awareness last September, it sees the charity calling upon the CL family and the entire nation to raise money and awareness by completing challenges that relate to the number 14 or derivatives of it. Walk 140km in 14 days, swim 14 lengths of the local pool every day for 14 days or wear 14 T-shirts all at once; it doesn’t matter what people do as long as it is fun, raises awareness around a diagnosis every 14 minutes and they get sponsored to raise funds.
Cure Leukaemia Chief Executive James McLaughlin commented:
“We are always looking for new, fun and exciting ways for people to get involved with what we do and ‘Your 14’. We are delighted to be working with Daniel Bodycote and the team at Sixes to bring this new fundraising event to life. The concept takes inspiration from our hugely successful Copa del Cure Leukaemia football tournaments and we hope this event will be something we can roll out across the Sixes network.”
Sixes Reservations and Events Manager Daniel Bodycote added:
“I am thrilled to be able to welcome Cure Leukaemia and the ‘Your 14’ Cricket Blast to Sixes here at the Mailbox. The tournament promises to perfectly blend our social cricket ethos, good fun and valuable fundraising for anybody irrelevant of whether they have picked up a bat before or not.”
All the proceeds from the Your 14 Cricket blast are donated to Cure Leukaemia, and the ongoing battle to eradicate all forms of blood cancer, a disease which has affected many players and their families within football in recent years.
Only 4 teams are left available to participate in the tournament which are available for £400 each. The team price includes 2 drinks and a pizza per person at Sixes, a Q&A, batting clinic, meet and greet and photo opportunity with Jonathan and Keaton.
For further information and to book a team, head over to www.cureleukaemia.co.uk/events/the-cl-your-14-cricket-blast/
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. To discuss further contact Cure Leukaemia Head of Sponsorship, Alex Smith via email@example.com
- An Evening with Legendary BBC Broadcasters (Mark Pougatch, Jonathan Overend, Pat Murphy and Cornelius Lysaght)
- Location: Solihull Moor’s ARMCO Arena, Damson Parkway, Solihull, B91 2PP
- Date: Thursday 22nd June, 7:00pm-10:00pm
- Cost: £20.00 per ticket
- Web link (all info on the web page): https://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk/community-blog/join-us-for-an-evening-with-legendary-bbc-broadcasters/
- Cure Leukaemia’s “Your 14” Cricket Blast
- Location: Sixes Cricket (Birmingham), 174-176 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1RN
- Date: Tuesday 16th May, 4:30pm-8:30pm
- Cost: £400.00 per team of five
- Former England Jonathan Trott and current player Keaton Jennings attending
- Web link: https://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk/events/the-cl-your-14-cricket-blast/