Merton is set to hear the sound of leather on willow as Mayor of Merton, Councillor David Chung, opens a cricket fun-day for all the family next month.
A keen cricket fan, the Mayor is calling on families from across Merton to come out and enjoy a great day out on Mitcham Cricket Green, Thursday 13 August from 1pm.
There will be something for all the family, including a match featuring players from ACCA (African Caribbean Cricket Association), as well as a children’s mini-match, raffle, bouncy castle, face painting and refreshments. Residents can also enjoy live music from a steel band and entertainment from the Unity Allstars, one of the UK’s most successful cheerleading squads. All money raised will go towards the Mayor’s charities, Merton Centre for Independent Living (CIL) and F.I.S.H (Friends in St Helier).
Mayor of Merton Councillor David Chung said: “The money raised will make a big difference to both my charities, Merton Centre for Independent Living (CIL) and F.I.S.H (Friends in St Helier) enabling them to continue the very important work they do in the borough. Coming from West Indies I am a big cricket fan and this promises to be a really inclusive and enjoyable day for all. It will give us all a chance to enjoy being with our families and friends on the historic Mitcham Cricket Green – probably the oldest cricket club in the world, right here in Merton!”
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Information on the Mayor’s charities is at Merton’s webpage.