Rossborough staff take on Ambulance Service in charity cricket match
22 Jul 2014
STAFF from Rossborough and the Ambulance Service will take to the cricket field in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
The two sides will meet at Grainville Playing Fields on 3 August.
Each Rossborough player will donate at least £10 each in the form of a penalty or fine, depending on their performance on the day, and Ambulance Service staff will collect donations.
On top of this, Rossborough will make a £250 donation and all money raised by the match will go to the cancer charity.
'Teenage Cancer Trust does an amazing job working with young people who have been diagnosed with cancer and we wanted to do something to help the charity continue with its fantastic work,' said Rossborough director Rob Hewlett.
'We are hoping that islanders will come down to Grainville and support this worthy cause. It's a great excuse to bring a blanket and picnic and spend a lazy afternoon in what we hope will be sunshine. The Rossborough team has been busy practicing over the last few weeks so the Ambulance Service should look out.'
Jersey youngsters with cancer are now treated a special unit at Southampton General Hospital, which was funded by Teenage Cancer Trust. The state-of-the-art, ten-bed unit is for all 16 to 24-year-old sufferers from the South of England and Channel Islands. The unit took eight months to build and cost the charity £2.4m.
The match starts at 3.30pm and anyone is welcome to go along to watch.