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Charity cricket match set to break fundraising record

On Thursday 6th June (1-6.30pm), COEL and Carter Jonas will once again go head-to-head in a thrilling T20 Cricket match at Fenner’s Cricket Ground in Cambridge.

With over 800 attendees expected to be joining us from companies across the region, we also look forward to welcoming friends and family, for a great day of entertainment. 

Devon Malcolm announced as Carter Jonas vs COEL’s guest celebrity

We are pleased to announce guest speaker, and former English cricketer Devon Malcolm, a fearsome fast bowler for England taking 144 wickets in 40 Tests and 10 One Day Internationals.  

We will also have live music from Tom Korni, a one-man band and superb musician who knows how to entertain a crowd. 

Guests will enjoy delicious food and drink stalls on site including local brewery, Brewboard, Cantab who will be providing catering using locally sourced ingredients, and Toni’s Ices – all of whom have kindly agreed to contribute 10% of their profits to the fundraising. 

Our chosen charities are LandAid and The Phoenix Trust, both of whom will join us on the day.

The Phoenix Trust will also be showcasing what they produce, from garden accessories including bird boxes, planters, paving and ornaments, through to their catering skills, with additional cakes and snacks available from their dedicated tent. 

Last year’s inaugural cricket match, which featured former England international Monty Panesar, raised £14,500 for the two charities. Due to the support of our fantastic sponsors, this year we have already exceeded last year’s total, with £15,000 secured for these two wonderful causes.  

With ticket sales ongoing and the exciting announcement of the Silent Auction still to come, this year’s fundraising is set to be our biggest yet. 

Find out more and book your tickets 

More about Devon Malcolm 

Few cricket fans will forget Devon’s 9-57 at The Oval in 1994. After being hit on the head by a bouncer he uttered the immortal words “You guys are history” to the fielding South Africans, before dismantling their innings in one of the great Test bowling performances. While raw pace earned him his place in the side, his famously eccentric batting at the bottom of the order seemed only to enhance his popularity with England fans. He took more than 1000 First Class wickets, mainly for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and his charismatic style endeared him to the British public. Since retiring from the game Devon has kept busy and often supports various charities including working with a Chance to Shine Charity which promotes youth cricket in England. 

More about our cricket teams

With our very own Cricket team headed up by Captain (and COEL Senior Construction Project Manager) Daray Horn, and Vice captain (and COEL Site Manager) Wayne Goddard, we’ll kick off the T20 match at 2pm. We’ll be up against Carter Jonas’ cricket team headed up by Henry Platts-Martin, Associate at Carter Jonas and Vice Captain, Kurt Richards, Partner at Carter Jonas.

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Darey Horn, COEL Cricket Captain

More about our charities

The Phoenix Trust is a local-based charity which provides meaningful work experience to young people and adults with a range of learning disabilities including running a garden centre which manufactures paving slabs, crafts garden furniture and hosting an online bakery service. 

The Phoenix Trust proudly commented: 

‘We are delighted to be chosen again as one of the charities for the cricket day. We had a wonderful time last year being part of the event; serving the cricket tea, watching the match and chatting with everyone involved. This is an opportunity for us to meet new people in the business community, continue our very positive links with COEL, increase the profile of Phoenix and raise vital funds to enable to continue the good work that Phoenix does for adults with learning disabilities.’ 

LandAid is a nationwide property industry charity which sets out to end youth homelessness in the UK. Providing monetary grants and broker pro bono advice to support hundreds of charities each year, LandAid has given out over £3.5 million in grants to youth homelessness in the past 2 years (2022-2023). Their core grants fund emergency bed spaces, move-on accommodation, and capital projects to renovate existing or create new safe, secure and affordable accommodation for young people experiencing homelessness. Each year, LandAid also partner with StreetSmart, where they work with restaurants and pubs across the UK to raise money for vulnerable members of their local community facing homelessness.

More about our Sponsors

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for their support so far. 

Headline sponsors who will be available to meet on the day in their dedicated Gazebo’s include: Ascot Lloyd, The Gonville Hotel, Howes Percival, The City Stay Group, Hive Group, Ensors, Tees Law, First Intuition, Liquidline, KMD Private Wealth Management, and Stantec.  

Main Sponsors also include: Barnes Construction, Green Building Design, BDB Pitmans, Grovemere Property, Cam Alarms, The Cambridge Building Society, TOM &CO, Duct Systems, Vizion, Cambridgeshire Industrial Properties (CIP) Ltd, Top Road, Howard Group and Excel Carpentry. 

We are also thankful to our dedicated Health & Safety / First Aid sponsor, Workplace Risk Management. 

COEL vs Carter Jonas Charity Cricket Sponsors

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