Kent Cricket Helps Community Groups Raise Funds

Thursday 31st March 2011

Kent County Cricket Club have launched a new initiative designed to help clubs, schools and Community groups raise much needed funds. Called the ‘Community Fundraiser’, the concept revolves around the Club selling half price tickets to not for profit groups, printing the regular price on the tickets for the groups to then on sell, at profit, to their members and supporters.

Commenting on the project Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford stated that, “we are very aware of the tight economic situation that local cricket clubs, as well as other groups in the community, are facing. This is one way we believe we can help them make some money, while enjoying a good day out supporting the Kent Spitfires.”

The Club has purposely selected a high profile fixture for the promotion, hoping that this will make it even easier for groups to sell tickets. “The first Community Fundraiser match will be the CB40 match between Kent and Yorkshire, Sunday 1 May,” said Clifford. “We believe this will be a very popular fixture, the first Sunday cricket of the season. It will also be many people’s first visit to the redeveloped St Lawrence Ground.”

All tickets sold are on pre-ordered booking form, on a sale or return basis, although clubs and groups are encouraged to make realistic orders to minimise refunds. The usually £15 ground entry price for adults is cut to £7.50, children’s price down from £5.00 to £2.50. No minimum or maximum order is in place.

To participate in the initiative simply download the attached order form and flyer for promotion. Any enquiries phone Kent Cricket on 01227 456 886.