Charity Cricket Match
Cricket match held on Sunday May 7th between Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
Three Peaks Challenge
At the Swearing in of the Lord Mayor Des Wilson he announced that the Danielle Beccan Memorial Trust was one of his three adopted charities for the year. The Lord Mayor also challenged City Council Leader Jon Collins to complete the Three Peaks challenge to raise £10,000 for the Trust which he accepted. Coun John Taylor will also be in the walking party.
Trent Bridge Bucket Collection
On Saturday 3rd June another bucket collection was held outside the Notts County Cricket Club where England was playing Sri Lanka. It was a lovely sunny morning and with the help of some fantastic people holding buckets we raised £810.62. Our thanks to all those who managed to come and help despite there being a bus strike on the day. A big thank you to those attending the match who gave their loose change, your generosity is much appreciated.
Nottingham Stands Together
Following the shooting of Danielle, Nottingham came to a standstill with around 5,000 people gathering in the Market Square for a minutes silence to show their support. Hence “Nottingham Stands Together” was born.
A bucket collection was held at Asda in Hyson Green on 7th May . This was the trust’s first street bucket collection and was a great success. .More street bucket collections will be planned in future.
Hundreds of pounds was collected at Trent Bridge on England’s Ashes Test victory day on 28th August .
A team of 20 volunteers each filled a bucket full of cash outside the packed game. the Nottingham Council for Voluntary Service.
Paul Randall from the Nottingham Council for Voluntary Service was amongst the volunteers and said: “It was a fantastic day and he said the reaction from cricket fans was positive”.
“We got a good response from people. We had flyers to give out to people to explain why we were raising money and who Danielle is, especially for people who aren’t from our area who perhaps recognised the name but weren’t sure.
“There was one man who took a leaflet and read it and then on his way back in the car he wound down his window and gave us some money because he thought it was a good cause.”