Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The 2014 Helpful Holidays vs Gidleigh Park Cricket Match

As many of you will know, some of us at Helpful Holidays are keen cricketers and we have an annual charity match with the fine folk at Gidleigh Park. We all aim to entertain the crowds and raise as much money as we can for our charity of the year, the Marine Conservation Society.

It all takes place on Sunday 22nd June at Chagford Cricket Club, one of the most beautiful settings in Devon for a game of cricket. The teams are made up from staff, their families and friends of HH and Gidleigh Park, with some pretty good cricket played on the day - if we do say so ourselves! This is the 3rd year of this fun but very worthwhile event, now tied at one game each, HH having come out on top last year.

Last year we raised over £4,300 for the Devon Air Ambulance but we’d love to improve on that this year. There are some fantastic prizes in this year’s raffle, drawn immediately after the match, including:

  • Seashore safari for 2 with Monty Halls' marine biologists, courtesy of Monty Hall' Great Escapes
  • Short break at a 5* cottage, Parford, Chagford, courtesy of Helpful Holidays
  • Lunch for 2 at Gidleigh Park
  • Sunday lunch for 4 at Bovey Castle with a bottle of house wine
  • Boxed Glenmorangie whisky, courtesy of the MCS
  • Fantastic wildlife trip with AK Wildlife Cruises for 2
  • Day on the river with King Harry Ferry with tickets to the National Maritime Museum
  • Quba Original X-10 jacket, RRP from £374
  • Weekend break for 2 at Hallsands, south Devon

... plus many more, all of which are listed on our website.

As well as the raffle there's lots more on offer, including tasty treats from Sara Mears Catering, a Pimms tent and scrumptious Gidleigh Park cream teas. There’ll also be a jazz band to get toes tapping. Do come and support the teams on the day, you’ll be made very welcome.

Please support our fundraising effort and buy raffle tickets (£2 each or £10 for a book) to have a chance of winning the fabulous prizes mentioned above. If you can’t join us on the day, you don’t have to miss out - just call us on 01647 433593 to purchase raffle tickets over the phone by Friday 20th June 2014.