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21 Jun 2019

Lancashire Cricket staff donate to food charity

Lancashire Cricket donated over 400 lunches to the charity, Supporting People In Need, following on from Emirates Old Trafford hosting the first two ICC Cricket World Cup fixtures.

The lunches included a variety of sandwiches, pasta pots and fruit, which were left over from the staff catering this week. Over the course of the six fixtures, the Club will provide match day catering for 8,400 staff, including the ICC Cricket World Cup volunteers.

The charity, based in Ardwick, aims to tackle the ongoing issue of homelessness and poverty in Greater Manchester, and provides food, shelter, clothing and support to those in need.

The first match on 16 June was the biggest clash in world cricket, India v Pakistan, which was closely by the England v Afghanistan match on 18 June, where history was made as England Captain, Eoin Morgan, hit the most sixes in any ODI innings. The Club will also play host to a Semi-Final on 9 July.

Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Growth at the Lancashire Cricket Foundation, said: “Many of us take the simple things in life for granted, and tuck into our lunches without a second thought.

“Homelessness and poverty is one of the biggest issues facing Greater Manchester, and each meal is a struggle for those in need to find. We wanted to make a difference and give back to the community, and we hope that this will help to put a smile on those facing adversity.

“We're also hosting the fourth CEO Sleepout Manchester at Emirates Old Trafford on November 4 2019; an organised sleep out to help raise awareness of the issue and build on the £200,000 raised over the last 3 years in order to help to tackle the cause and effects of homelessness in Manchester.”

For more information on this year’s sleepout, or to sign up please visit here.

For more information, or to donate to Supporting People In Need, visit here.