Sussex Cricket in the Community raising the bar for fundraising

During the 2015 season Sussex County Cricket Club have supported not one, but five local charities through fundraising events, raffles and bucket collections.
The legendary sports club in Hove has a strong history of engaging with their local communities across both East and West Sussex and have chosen to back five separate charities to help bring a positive impact to the lives of Sussex residents.

Sussex Cricket in the Community is the charity focused brand of the Sussex County Cricket Club which aims to reflect the club’s community heritage and they will be releasing details of each of the five charities over the coming weeks.

The first charity the club supported was Macmillan Cancer Support, who were beneficiaries of an event ran in July called Where Cricket Meets….Boxing, with John Conteh as the guest speaker. 

Sussex County Cricket club and there generous supporters were able to present £1,940 to support the work that Macmillan Cancer Support are doing with the Macmillan Horizon Centre.

The Macmillan Horizon Centre is a £3.7million build to provide a safe haven for anyone in Sussex affected by Cancer to go. It will provide information and support from a team of specialists in a calm, friendly and welcoming environment – so no one has to face cancer alone.

Macmillan Horizon Centre
Macmillan Horizon Centre

The centre is a partnership between Macmillan, Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and will provide the following support:

• Specialist cancer information and advice
• Welfare benefits advice and questions about money
• Counselling and psychological support services
• Complementary therapies
• Physical activities
• Hair, skin and nail care and body image advice
• Practical support and befriending
• Dietary advice
• Self help and support groups
• Other support and social activities
• Transport information and advice

The facility is on target to open early in 2016 but for any more information about the centre please visit their website HERE.

The club were also pleased to donate £1,000 from the event to the Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust. The Trust supports Sussex County Cricket Club in their community outreach activities including schemes like Street Cricket Hubs, Disability events and the academy ground at Blackstone.
More information about Sussex Cricket in the Community’s five charities will be released over the next few weeks.