Cricket legends Sir Ian Botham and Sir Viv Richards will take part in a unique celebrity cricket match in Bath this Sunday to raise funds for the Hope for Tomorrow charity, which launched the world’s first mobile chemotherapy unit in 2007
The pair have not been back to the West Country together since the 1980s when they played alongside Marcus Trescothick and Brian Rose for Somerset CC.
Other famous names lined up to play in the match include boxing champion Lloyd Honeyghan, James and Ollie Phelps (the Weasley Twins from the Harry Potter films), former England and Gloucestershire cricketer David ‘Syd’ Lawrence, Somerset cricket captain Marcus Trescothick, former Bath and England rugby player Victor Ubogu and former England footballer Mick Harford.
Hope for Tomorrow founder Christine Mills MBE said: “We want to raise as much money as we can to get more mobile chemotherapy units on the road. I know the people of Bath and Somerset will come out and support us and it is our aim to get a unit up and running here too. It will be an exciting day and a mobile chemotherapy unit will be on show.”
Hope for Tomorrow operates three units with a fourth being launched in Hampshire later this year. With each unit costing £250,000 to build and maintain for three years – and with increasing demand – the charity needs to raise more funds to continue providing this service to cancer patients.
VIP and general tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk or call 01666 505055 for more information.