Richmondshire Cricket Club is appealing for support for two events taking place this weekend.
On Saturday, March 24, the club will begin its preparation for the new season of adult and junior cricket by carrying out essential work at its Hurgill Road ground.
It forms part of NatWest CricketForce, a nationwide initiative designed to bring clubs and local communities closer together, and ensure grounds and facilities are ready for the new season.
The Club has received a small amount of funding to carry out work, but it is looking for volunteers among its members, as well as the wider community, to help.
The work will include making repairs to the bowling and batting nets and cleaning/tidying changing rooms.
The Club is particularly keen to hear from people or businesses who can donate large stepladders or mini-scaffolds that can reach a platform height of two metres, to allow repairs to be made to the top of the nets.
The work will start at 9am and go on throughout the day, with a break for lunch. People can work for just an hour, or the whole day, depending on their preference.
The following day, on Sunday, the club will be holding a sponsored walk to raise funds to buy a new roller and repairs to the sight screens.
The walk, of approximately three miles, will start at 2pm from Richmond School and is open to children and adults.
Sponsorship forms are available via from www.richmondshireccjuniors.blogspot.co.uk
Richmondshire Cricket Club secretary Jim While said: “The new season is now just over a month away and it promises to be another exciting one for all our adult and junior teams.
“It’s therefore important we get the ground ready and with such a harsh winter, there’s lots of jobs which need to be carried out beforehand.
“Any support we can get, either with donations of equipment or people coming to help on the day would be gratefully appreciated.
“Richmondshire, like all clubs, is reliant on the generosity of its members and the wider community, so the walk that takes place the following day will help us raise funds to buy much-needed new equipment for the season.
“Every penny matters, so even if people can raise a small amount and take part in the walk, it will make such a difference.”
If you would like to help with the work, or can donate materials, please email Jim While via firstname.lastname@example.org
To confirm your participation in the walk please contact Lee York on 07889 472224.