On a happy sunny June evening, the mighty Dorset House Parents Association team took on their valiant Westbourne House counterparts in a titanic 20 over cricket match in Shopwhyke, Chichester.
White (or nearly white) trousers, yellowing bats and barely recognisable sweaters had been ransacked from hidden cupboards and Deep Heat set aside carefully for the post match celebrations.
In what was described by the Westbourne Captain as a 'closely contested affair', and the Dorset House Captain as a 'Walkover...almost a thrashing', a wonderfully joyous evening was celebrated by all concerned.
The Children on the Edge Ambassadors provided a welcoming BBQ and appropriate refreshments to dull the pains of over exertion.
Thanks to the generosity of individuals, and a completely inappropriate fining system for minor technical infringements, over £1500 was raised for our projects. Our grateful thanks to Mr Barker, Westbourne House Head teacher, for kindly allowing us to hold the event and to all those who cooked, played and celebrated a splendid evening.
If you’re part of an organisation that would be interested in putting something equally valiant together, then please do get in touch!