15 July 2015
Congratulations to our colleagues from our Cumbria office, who bowled and batted their way to victory at the Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd (CNSL) charity cricket event that took place on Friday 10th July in support of Friends of Chernobyl Children’s Charity (FOCC).
The CNSL partner organisations from James Fisher Nuclear Ltd, REACT Engineering Ltd, Shepley Engineers Ltd, Jacobs Stobbarts Ltd, Westinghouse Electric Company and WYG all attended and played as well as donating significant prizes for the evening raffle draw.
Held at Cockermouth Cricket Club, the family orientated event was attended by over 150 people, including 8 Belarusian children who were in the region for a respite visit staying with host families.
The ‘start of play’ began at 2.30pm prompt and despite a little rain, which didn’t hinder play, saw the teams compete in a total of six matches plus one final match which saw WYG bat their way to victory.
A total of £900 of much needed funds were raised for (FOCC), which amounts to around 10% of their annual funding and will fund one Belarusian child’s visit next year.
Richard Arnott, WYG Director and Vice Chair of the FOCC said: ‘We are very proud to have raised much needed funds for FOCC. The six CNSL partners are part of the prosperous West Cumbrian nuclear business community, and therefore felt it appropriate to support this charity which helps Belarusian communities still being affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster from a generation ago (1986), and in particular the under-privileged children from these communities.’
He added: 'I would like to offer our gratitude to the cricket club for offering their venue,
W. Lindsay & Sons for the event catering, and Moky Fit Ltd for kids dance class.’
The charity also receives local support from Heales opticians, who provide the FOCC children with free annual eye tests and spectacles, and St Helens dental practice who provide free dental care each year.
Should you wish to offer volunteer support or pledge a donation, please contact Katy Higgins through the FOCC NW Cumbria Facebook page.