Supporting Alex’s Wish with a themed T20 match

July 22, 2021 1:05 pm

Leicestershire County Cricket Club have teamed up with the club’s official charity partner, Alex’s Wish, to dedicate a Vitality Blast T20 fixture to the charity to support with their fundraising efforts.

The local Leicestershire-based charity will see the Vitality Blast T20 fixture v Worcestershire Rapids on Sunday, 18 July dedicated to them.

Furthermore, for every ticket purchased by supporters of Alex’s Wish, the club will make a donation back to the charity to support with raising funds for their work to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Speaking about the opportunity, Emma Hallam, founder and Mum to Alex after whom the charity is named said, “I’m so incredibly grateful to Leicestershire County Cricket Club for offering us this wonderful opportunity. Not only are they very kindly donating to Alex’s Wish for every ticket purchased using our very own special code, but additional fundraising and awareness raising opportunities will be available to us. In addition Alex, together with the Alex’s Wish team will be the clubs’ special guests for the Worcestershire game. To say we’re excited is an understatement!”

Leicestershire County Cricket Club have supported Alex’s Wish in the past by dedicating the 2019 Fireworks evening to the charity. More recently, they are the official charity partner of the club, with funds raised through the Leicestershire CCC Foundation benefitting Alex’s Wish.

Chris Tinbergen, Commercial Manager [Consumer Sales], from Leicestershire County Cricket Club added, “We are thrilled to be supporting Alex’s Wish and we look forward to welcoming friends and supporters of the charity to the Uptonsteel County Ground this summer. T20 is an exciting, fast paced format of the game, played in front of crowds of all ages. After the challenges of recent times, we want this summer to be a real opportunity not only to enjoy life after lockdown, but also to support magnificent charities such as Alex’s Wish.”

The club have seen an increase in demand for T20 Vitality Blast tickets this season, therefore fans are encouraged to buy early to avoid disappointment.

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