Cash boost for Whaddon Cricket Club thanks to Royston's McColl's store team

PUBLISHED: 09:23 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 14 August 2017

L-R William Haselden, Peter Haselden, James Conningsby, Mark Newberry, Mark Green, Edward Haselden, Frank Huffer

L-R William Haselden, Peter Haselden, James Conningsby, Mark Newberry, Mark Green, Edward Haselden, Frank Huffer

Shoppers at a Royston convenience store have helped raise cash for equipment at Whaddon Cricket Club.

The McColl’s staff donated £250 to the small village team through the Making a Difference Locally charity.

The cause helps independently-run businesses support their community – with a percentage of specific purchases in the Queen’s Road store going into a virtual charity fund.

WCC vice captain Mike Newberry was handed the cheque on behalf of the club, and was keen to highlight the difference it will make.

“We are only a small village club that plays a series of friendlies each year,” he said.

“This money makes a significant difference, as it will go directly towards equipping junior players and youngsters wanting to try the game.”

Thanks to the donation, WCC – formed in 2011 – will not have to stump up for bats and balls as they look to hit their upcoming opponents for six.

Find out more about Whaddon Cricket Club here www.whaddon.org/cricket

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