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29th June 2021

Oakham School Cricketers smash fundraising target for charity

The 1st XI Cricket team has raised more than six times their original target for the charity Chance to Shine after running a 24-hour net session.

The team had initially hoped to raise £500 but have smashed their goal to make over £3,000. Their aim was to raise awareness for girls’ cricket within the school community whilst also raising money to help children get into the sport. Chance to Shine has helped over two million girls get into the game and over five million children in total.

Form 7 pupils Flo and Issy, who organised the event, said, “It went really well, and we weren’t expecting to raise so much money. The School was incredibly supportive of what we were doing, and it was nice to have so much encouragement from the teachers, our friends and the other pupils. It was mentally tough as we got into the early hours of the morning but at the same time everyone had so much fun and it felt good knowing we would be helping the charity.”

To donate to the team’s appeal, click here.


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