Sir John Hayes MP gives out proceeds from charity cricket match in Moulton
The beneficiaries of an annual charity cricket match in Moulton have received a share of the proceeds from its organiser, Sir John Hayes MP.
Ten charities and community groups across South Holland and Lincolnshire were given some of the £1,100 raised by the match in which the Lords and Commons XI, selected by the South Holland and the Deepings MP, took on the Moulton Harrox Irregulars.
The match for the John Hayes Moulton Harrox Trophy, played on the August Bank Holiday weekend, resulted in a win for Sir John's the Lords and Commons XI by 22 runs.
But of greater importance was the money raised for charities, including the Royal British Legion Holbeach branch, Moulton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Moulton Beaver, Cub and Scout Group, brain injury charity Headway and Lincolnshire First Responders (LIVES).
Three other charities were supported by the match, Parkinson’s UK Spalding & District branch, Lincolnshire Brain Tumour Support Group and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.
Speaking after the match, Sir John said: "We always support Headway and a range of local charities, so I'm delighted that we raised more than £1,100 through sponsorship of the match, along with a raffle and hog roast that also happened on the day.
"I would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who made donations and supported the event."