Our home village of Bearsted is a fine location – a picturesque, and thoroughly Kentish place which centres on the prominent village green. Based on this focal point is Bearsted Cricket Club, which each year is generous enough to let us use their wicket for our annual GForces cricket match. Our links with the cricket club now run deeper, as we have agreed to sponsor the team for the season.
The club’s General Co-ordinating Manager, Raymond Jeffery, was kind enough to pop into GForces to show off the latest kit – complete with our logo emblazoned on the back. We’re pretty chuffed with the way it looks; it scores a definite six in our eyes.
GForces’ sponsorship of Bearsted Cricket Club is about more than simply getting our name on a shirt. The money has been put to great use, with Raymond reporting that it has gone towards an all-weather wicket, enabling the club to start its season earlier and finish it later. Not only this, the club is now offering local businesses the chance to use the clubhouse as a location for corporate events – especially great if, like us, these businesses like a game of cricket…
We’re currently doing our sun dance to will in the summer so that we can organise a few more games of cricket on the green. It’s even better now that we can use the club’s facilities in the knowledge that we’re helping to keep it going.