Andrew Bingham MP organising Celebrity Cricket Match in aid of DLRAA
04 March 2013
Local MP Andrew Bingham is teaming up with the Air Ambulance
this summer to host a Celebrity Cricket Match in the High
Andrew is assembling two teams, one a celebrity team - featuring
well-known soap stars, as well as other celebrities - and the other
a team of MPs and Lords, including Andrew, himself a big cricket
The match will be held at Buxton Cricket Club on Sunday 2nd June,
on the anniversary of the date in 1975 when Buxton Cricket Club
hosted the only professional cricket match to have ever been called
off due to snow.
Tickets will be £5 per person (under-16s free), with all proceeds
going to the Air Ambulance.
Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA)
serves the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. They
are funded entirely by voluntary donations and attend, on average,
three missions every single day, from road traffic collisions to
house fires; fallen horse riders to industrial accidents. DLRAA
regularly attends any incident that is life-threatening, where
access by land is limited, or where the patient's quality of life
would be affected by undue delay.
"I'm really pleased to be announcing this Celebrity Cricket Match
in aid of the Air Ambulance. We already have some fantastic
celebrities lined up - real household names who most people will
know - and will be getting more in the coming weeks and
"I remember the 2nd June 1975 well, with Buxton Cricket Ground
covered in snow, and as the anniversary this year falls on a Sunday
I thought it was the ideal opportunity to commemorate the event on
the original ground.
"I'm working closely with the Air Ambulance on organising the
match, and we're working hard to ensure that it'll be a fantastic
family day out, so put the date in your diaries today! We're still
working on the exact line-up, and further details will be announced
in due course."
Tracy Grunwell, Head of Fundraising for The Air Ambulance Service,
"It's fantastic to see Andrew and the Celebrities getting involved
and helping to raise donations for this incredibly worthy cause.
The Air Ambulance is a vital service in this area and Buxton and
the High Peak are doing a fantastic job to help us keep the Air
Ambulance flying. The support that we receive makes a huge
difference, not just to us but to the lives of the people we save.
I urge everyone to bring a blanket and come and have some fun."
Pictured are: David Reeves, Fundraising Manager for The Air
Ambulance Service, Andrew Bingham MP, and Tracy Grunwell, Head of
Fundraising at The Air Ambulance Service.