Essex Cricket Pitch In to Help
Doing It For Heroes

Whenever Doing It For Heroes call, it's always a pleasure to assist in raising money for the Help For Heroes charity to provide support for wounded servicemen and their families, who have all made sacrifices for us and our national security.

When the opportunity came up again to work with both them and Essex County Cricket Club, we couldn't possibly say no.

Essex cricket fans have always been very generous in the past with similar collections, whenever a bucket has been passed around at The E.C.G. in Chelmsford. This time the occasion was a NatWest T20 Blast match at the Colchester Cricket Festival in Castle Park.

So far, the Doing It For Heroes team has collected over £315,000 for Help For Heroes through a variety of ventures, including sponsored walks (across Scotland, around the Tube's Circle line, and carrying match balls for international games from London to Cardiff) and bucket collections at high-profile gigs and sporting events.

The DIFH team is made up of volunteers who are either currently serving members of the Armed forces, veterans or civilians who raise money for Help For Heroes in their own spare time. You can follow the team on Twitter ( @TEAMDIFH & @JCDIFH) and like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/doingitforheroes) to follow their progress and keep up to date with future fundraising activities.

This time they raised £766.

Georgina Crumpton, DIFH's events organiser, said: "The support of the British public never ceases to amaze our team."

If you were there and you gave generously – thank you!