Published: 12:00, 05 June 2020
| Updated: 12:44, 05 June 2020
Cricketers from across Kent have ‘braved the shave’ to raise over £6,000 for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund.
Members of Sevenoaks Vine and Tunbridge Wells rallied together over social media to take part in the mass head shave with over 20 people losing their locks in exchange for donations.
Invicta Cricket Coaching have strong links with all cricket clubs in the north and west of Kent and members of their coaching team are from Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks Vine.
Dave Smith, coach at Invicta CC and cricket professional at Sevenoaks School, organised the fundraiser and said: “The event was a way of saying thanks to all the incredible NHS staff that are going to work night and day to look after those in need.
“It is very important to me to support our local NHS during what is a highly pressurized time for the staff.”
Dave currently plays for Tunbridge Wells 1st XI and his two-year-old daughter was born at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund support Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital by purchasing additional equipment and enhancing the environment for patients, staff and visitors which benefits people from across Kent and East Sussex.
Laura Kennedy, Fundraising Manager for the NHS Charity, said: “We are really grateful to Dave and his team of fundraisers who have embraced the hair clippers to support our charity.
“The money raised will strengthen our local response to the Covid-19 pandemic and we are so thankful to the local community for their continuing support at this time.”
To help the cricketers achieve their £10,000 target you can donate through their fundraising page.
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