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FUNDRAISING: Sussex support charities during T20 nights at Hove

Sussex Cricket were please to be able to offer two dates this year for collections during our Friday night T20 matches, supporting the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) and The Lily Foundation.

The Army Benevolent Fund (ABF)
The Army Benevolent Fund, known as The Soldiers Charity, give lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They provide financial assistance when it is needed most to soldiers and their families, including support for families who have suffered a bereavement, those struggling with care home fees or annuities, mobility assistance and home modification costs, bursaries to support soldiers gaining skills and employment after leaving the Army and debt relief.

We were delighted to support them and through bucket collections, conducted by their young local cadets, they raised total of £1,392.84.

The Lily Foundation
The Lily Foundation has three aims, to fund research, improve diagnosis and increase treatment into Mitochondrial Disease, to raise awareness of these conditions and to support families affected by the condition.

During our T20 match against Glamorgan attendees were asked to wear something Pink to raise awareness of the Lily Foundation.
Ex Sussex and Glamorgan cricketer Keith Newell attended with his daughter Jessica who suffers from Mitochondrial disease and has been supported by The Lily Foundation.

It was a fantastic evening, and The Lily Foundation, with their army of volunteers were able to raise a total of £2,071.47 to continue their work

It’s been fantastic to be able to support these fantastic charities.