Fundraising events give cricket club a firm financial footing

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Cricket Club members and supporters pictured at the successful auction

UPLYME & Lyme Regis Cricket Club raised an impressive total of more than £3,000 at an auction on Saturday, August 18.

The star prize was the chance to spend a day on the set of the ITV hit series ‘Doc Martin’ in Cornwall, including a walk-on part as an extra alongside star Martin Clunes. Other lots included sports memorabilia, dinner vouchers and tickets to local attractions.

The event was held at Lyme Regis Football Club on Saturday evening, with Simon Flux acting as auctioneer and Fossil Food Catering, run by cricket club member Steve Batey, providing the food.

The auction was held as part of a fundraising campaign to purchase a new roller and provide a sound financial foundation for the club.

Commenting on the total raised, Derek Wellman of Uplyme & Lyme Regis Cricket Club, said: “This is of course a great result and will go a long way in buying the roller and making the club financially stable.

“Many thanks to all the organisations and individuals who contributed towards the auction and the club members who helped source prizes, serve up food and drinks.

“The club would like to send an extended thank you to Lyme Regis Football Club for allowing us to use its facilities to host the event and to Patsy behind the bar who kept us watered all night.

“I would like to personally thank the following non-members of the club who gave up their time to help run the auction and make it the success it was – Simon Flux, Stuart Fowler, Robbie Fowler, Yasmin Chowdhury and Kirsty Roberts.”

The success of the auction was followed by a reunion dinner and comedy night for past and present cricket club players last Thursday evening, organised by Martin Rowe and Philip Evans, which raised a further £1,200 for club funds.

Again, the event was held at Lyme Regis Football Club, where guests were entertained by comedian Jimmy Quinn and enjoyed paella prepared by Fossil Food Catering.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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