MP Gareth Johnson's Charity Cricket Match, in aid of the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled and Dartford Cricket Club, will take place on 30th June at Hesketh Park.
From Gareth Johnson, Member of Parliament for Dartford:
For the past two years I have organised a Charity Cricket Match between a 'Gareth Johnson XI' and Dartford Cricket Club. The event is designed to raise money to assist the Club in providing recreational activites for local children and to help the Arrow Riding Centre provide facilities for disabled children.
Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled
I have worked with the Arrow Riding Centre on many occasions and have witnessed the excellent work they do. Based in Darenth, it is a fantastic asset for the local area. It provides riding lessons to the disabled from the local area and further afield.
The facilities on offer at the centre are excellent and allow those with disabilities to experience horse riding and the physical and social benefits of the sport. It is run by Ken and Val Buck (right), a husband and wife team who work tirelessly to ensure the centre has remained open since 1982 and provides riding lessons for disabled children from just seventeen months old.
Dartford Cricket Club
Funds will also be donated to Dartford Cricket Club, one of the world's oldest cricket clubs dating back to 1727, to help it to expand the work it is carrying out with its junior academy. Club Chairman, Jim Lowrie, has worked extremely hard to help make this game a regular fixture for the club.
How you can help
Alternatively, if you have a business that would be willing to support this year's event, this can be done in the form of an advertisement in the Programme for the day which ranges from £25 to £250. Or you may wish to provide a gift or service that can be used by the Arrow Riding School or Dartford Cricket Club or raffled on the day. All contributors will receive a mention in the Programme.
Lastly, please come along and support this event on 30th June 2013. I look forward to seeing you there.
Contact Gareth's Office
Gareth Johnson MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
T: 020 7219 7047