We raised £2,030 during the following events:
Christmas cake – £130
Alison Schofield, owner of “The Salon” which offers hair and beauty treatments in Heywood held a raffle for a homemade Christmas cake and raised £130.
Third annual cricket match: Tommy’s Lemons v Eggers II – £1,400
This was the third annual cricket match arranged by The Heywood CC Patio Supporters and family/friends in memory of Tom Hardman and Trevor Jones. The event took place on August Bank Holiday at Heywood CC in front of a sizeable crowd who came out to show their love and support for both Trevor and Tom, as well as giving generously to CRY. The day consisted of a barbecue, refreshments, tombola, raffle, glitter tattoos and games for the children.
Tom’s sporting passion was cricket. He started playing at Heywood CC from the age of eight and went on to play for a number of other clubs including Clitheroe, Longton, and Middleton. Tom was selected to play for the Lancashire Academy and second team. Trevor was a fantastic character and keen supporter of cricket spending many hours down at Heywood CC chatting and exchanging friendly banter with everyone that passed his way.
In 2013 the game went down to the last over and saw The Lemon’s, captained by Tom’s brother Scott, take the first series despite the tremendous efforts of Eggers II captained by Daz. In 2014 Eggers II levelled the series so it was all even going into the third series. As always, the game was played in an excellent spirit with both teams competing fiercely (with fun,laughter and lots of banter) to regain the trophy. A thrilling match again saw the the game go down to the last over and had spectators on the edge of their seats. Scott hit the winning runs with two balls left making the series 2-1 to The Lemons. Another wonderful day raising lots of money for CRY and no doubt Eggers II will be looking for revenge in 2016.
Tombola – £500
As a family we are extremely blessed to have received tremendous support from family and friends. Since setting up the memorial fund in Tom’s memory the fundraising has been unbelievable with a large amount of money raised. There is always someone taking part in a charity event for CRY in memory of Tom and we are so grateful for their efforts to ensure that he is never forgotten.
Heart screening is extremely important and is part of the amazing work CRY undertakes so we arranged for two screening sessions paid for out of the memorial fund set up in Tom’s name. The sessions were held at Heywood Civic Centre and invitations went out to all Tom’s family and friends with 200 in total attending. We held a tombola on each day and a fantastic £500 was raised as well as a separate donation made to CRY staff.
Richard & Margaret Hardman