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Chris Speak, Amber Mitchell and Mark Cheetham with youngster Neave Evans

Chris Speak, Amber Mitchell and Mark Cheetham with youngster Neave Evans

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A Charity Cricket Sixes event held at Eccleston Cricket Club raised £700 for The Legacy Rainbow House and a total of £2,100 for charity.

The Neuroblastoma Alliance and Derian House will also receive £700 each.

“The teams – Onesy Direction, The Wicket Creepers, Six Dwarfs and The Punks – had a great deal of fun.”

Organiser Mark Cheetham

The event was organised by Mark Cheetham and Chris Speak from Eccleston.

Mark Cheetham said: “It was a great day. The tournament was played in fancy dress and the four teams – Onesy Direction, The Wicket Creepers, Six Dwarfs and The Punks – had a great deal of fun.

“And a barbecue served 200 burgers, 150 hot dogs and 50 bacon baps.

“Live music was provided by The Suttons of Swing and Dave Kenny and there were fun activities for the children.”

This is the fifth event organised bythe pair and it was the most they had raised.

Chris Speak is an adviser with True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners based in Euxton.

The company has launched a range of fund-raising as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programme, with Legacy Rainbow House being one of the company’s nominated charities.

Mark added: “The Legacy Rainbow House is a fantastic local charity which really needs our support.

“We must give a special mention to Eccleston Cricket Club who let us use their facilities and provide staff to make it all work.”

Next year’s event is already down in the diary for Sunday, May 29.

Joanne Mawdsley, founder of The Legacy Rainbow House, said: “Thank you to everyone who helped raise such a fantastic amount which will go towards providing services for children with disabilities so that they can lead more independent lives.”