University cricket club raises funds in memory of student
University of Portsmouth Cricket Club have raised £2,906 since fundraising started this academic year for former student, Ieuan Morgans who was the 4th Team Cricket Club Captain in 2014/15.
Ieuan sadly passed away earlier this year from Leukaemia. Jordan Betts, the RAG Secretary nominated that the club support CLIC Sargent this year as the charity had supported Ieuan and his family. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s largest charity for young cancer patients and their families.
Jordan said: “We are really pleased to support CLIC Sargent so they can support children and young people with cancer. About 16 of us from the Cricket Club ran the Great South Run and eight of the “Old Boys”, friends of Ieuan, also took part, with about half of them running in their cricket whites, which was very impressive.”
A member of the cricket cub, Elliot Evans, said: “No one could say a bad word about Ieuan, everyone liked him, he was one of the good guys. It was such a shock when we found out he had passed away.”
Liz Blunt, CLIC Sargent, Fundraising Engagement Manager for Hampshire said: “I really enjoyed meeting the cricket club team recently as I wanted to thank them for their tremendous fundraising and it was good to hear their exciting plans for next year.
“Sadly, every day in this country, 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer, so CLIC Sargent is there from the beginning of treatment right through to the end and beyond. We fight tirelessly for young people with cancer, but can’t do what we do without the help of fantastic supporters like these students.”
If you would like to volunteer or fundraise for CLIC Sargent, call 0300 330 0803 (option2).
To make a donation to the Just Giving page, go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/UPCC2018.