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Cricket match players stump up charity cash for Mayor's causes
8:30am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
AN annual cricket match saw councillors and staff at Dudley Council stump up more than £1,000 for the Mayor’s charities.
A team of officers took on councillors in a 20 over a side game at Stourbridge Cricket Club last Thursday (August 29) to raise money for the Mayor of Dudley’s chosen charities - Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Dudley’s White House Cancer Support.
The event also included a raffle and auction with prizes up for grabs including a bat signed by the entire Worcestershire Cricket Club side plus tickets to a game next season donated by the club. Dudley Zoo also donated family tickets for a day out.
Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Finch, said: “It was a fantastic evening and a superb total for my chosen charities.”
Torrential rain forced the council to cancel the game in June, but players still managed to raise more than £300 in a raffle and auction.
Dudley Council set up Team DB last year, which encourages council officers to join together to raise money for the Mayor’s charities through a variety of sporting events.
The team has already raised thousands for charity through football, cricket, cycling and bowls events.
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