THE BROAD APPEAL GOLF DAY – 18 SEPTEMBER 2017
Chris and Stuart hosted a great day’s golfing at The Belfry last September.
Another successful night for the Broad Appeal!
Chris, David Setters and Charlotte Hawkins hosted a fun packed quiz in the city where 17 teams jostled for the top podium spot… well done to Trevor Norwood’s Barmy Army who led the way ALMOST from the off. Michelle Hemstedt kept the room alert with inordinately tough questions and over £23k was raised for the MND Association – we continue the battle thanks to all our supporters.
AN AUDIENCE WITH LUKE FLETCHER
With the help of Trent Bridge, Notts cricketer Luke Fletcher raised £750 for the Broad Appeal during his first ever Q & A, held at the Southbank, Nottingham. Thanks to all involved and particularly, Luke – we really do appreciate your support.
DINNER AT LORD’S 2016
On 15 September 2016 we held our fourth gala dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s. This year we had enormous support from one of the country’s largest law firms, Mishcon de Reya and leading real estate firm, Brookfield. Together they gathered tables full of sport loving friends and colleagues in a time when corporate budget belts are being tightened: for this, and their friendship to the Appeal, we are incredibly grateful.
It was a night packed with fun, laughter, sporting anecdotes and memories along with the hard hitting truth of why we were there and the purpose we hold so dear. With the help of sporting legends David Gower, Chris Cowdrey, Rory Underwood, Matt Prior, and current cricketers Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow; Chris and Stuart entertained the room and a staggering £53,000 was raised.
We remain totally humbled by the generosity of our friends, both personal and corporate, who donated incredible and often ‘money can’t buy’ prizes for the auction. Without these remarkable donations we would not be able to raise such as was raised for research of motor neurone disease, nor assist with making current sufferers’ lives more comfortable.
A VERY BROAD APPEAL AT TRENT BRIDGE
June heralded the first of two 2016 Broad Appeal Days at Trent Bridge during the England/Sri Lanka ODI series. After an extremely wet few weeks and torrential rain the day before, we were so fortunate that 21st June dawned sunny and a successful day of fund raising ensued.
England were back on the 30th August for a cricketing history-making ODI against Pakistan, where records were broken in a tense game. The magic of Trent Bridge permeated in to a winning success for the Broad Appeal too, and we raised more than £4,500 over the two separate days.
Support and generosity from both Broad Appeal and cricketing supporters alike was, as ever, overwhelming. Thanks are due again to Trent Bridge for their continued, and very much appreciated, support. And thanks too for all your kind words and donations.
LUKE WRIGHT BENEFIT YEAR
Sussex and England cricketer Luke Wright was granted a Benefit Year in 2015. The world-class all-rounder used the year to raise the profile of three great charities and to encourage youngsters from all walks of life to get involved in the sport.
Luke’s chosen charities were – The Broad Appeal (supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association), Make a Wish Foundation and Sussex County Cricket Club’s own charity, Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust. Luke hosted some great events throughout the year to help raise funds for his chosen charities with his closing benefit lunch being attended by Stuart as guest of honour. All three charities benefited greatly from Luke’s benefit year a wonderful donation of £8,000 was made to us here at the Broad Appeal.
We would like to thank Luke for his support and wish him continued success in his career.