A weekend of celebrity cricket, a quiz hosted by Chris Tarrant and a free concert in the heart of St Peter Port has raised over £20,000 for The Guernsey Lord’s Taverners -making it the most successful weekend event in the charities history.
Sponsored by JT for the seventh year, the Summer Celebrity Cricket Weekend has become a high point of Guernsey and Herm’s social calendar. A new free event organised by the JT team, was added this year: JT Celebrity Market Rocks, which attracted over 700 people to Market Square last Friday to hear some of the Island’s most popular bands.
On Saturday, a sell-out ‘big quiz’ at St Pierre Park Hotel, hosted by ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ quizmaster Chris Tarrant, was a huge success and the next day, around 250 people sailed to Herm to watch The Herm XI narrowly beat The President’s XI in a fun but keenly fought cricket match which came down to the last ball of the match.
Cliff Parisi (Minty from Eastenders) won Player of the Team for the winners and Lorraine Chase won Player of the Team for the losers. However, former England International cricketer Andy Caddick stole the show with his big hitting and a string of sixes during his innings.
Other visiting celebrities included comedian Ian Irving, Game of Thrones actor Struan Rodger, crime fiction writer Felix Francis and Dead Ringers impressionist and comedian Jon Culshaw.
Alex Ford of The Guernsey Lord’s Taverners said: “This was our biggest and boldest Summer Celebrity Cricket Weekend yet and it was an incredible success. My thanks go to everyone who joined together to make it three days to remember, including our visiting celebrities, supporting Islanders and JT, without whom this would not have been possible. The money raised will make a real difference to young people in Guernsey.”
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