England stars turn out for Bank Holiday fundraiser

Former Ashes winning England captain Michael Vaughan who is visiting Copley Cricket Club to raise funds for their new pavillion
Former Ashes winning England captain Michael Vaughan who is visiting Copley Cricket Club to raise funds for their new pavillion
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ENGLAND heroes will be at a Copley Cricket Club this weekend.

Former England captian Michael Vaughan will be joined by Ashes hero Tim Bresnan for the club’s Family fun day on Sunday.

The club are hoping as many as a thousand people will turn out as they try to raise £5,000 towards a new pavilion.

All-rounder, Tim Bresnan, was part of the England team which completed a 4-0 series thrashing of India this week, while Michael Vaughan led the victorious Ashes winning team of 2005.

England Women’s players Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn will also be at the event.

The day begins at 10.30am with the Halifax Harriers 10km Norland Trail Race and a range of other activities will start at noon with Vaughan, the NatWest CricketForce Ambassador, officially opening the event at 12.30.

Activities will include an under nines cricket competition, a junior bowl off, NatWest pro bowling and extreme catching.

There will be a climbing wall and caving tunnel, barbeque, bar and cake stall, face painting, tombola, penalty shoot out, coconut shy, welling throwing, bouncy castles and whack-a-rat plus live music from YouTube phenomenon Jessica Thristan.

Profits from the event will go towards a new two-storey community clubhouse on the footprint of the current pavilion costing between £400,000 and £500,000.

While most of the funding is in place for the project, which will get underway at the conclusion of the cricket season in less than a month’s time, Copley CC still needs to raise £25,000 over the next nine months.

Club chairman Richard Hoyle is hoping for a bumper turnout on Sunday.

He said: “This will be a fantastic event.”

Admission is free.