THE CHAIRMAN of Avoncroft Cricket Club has thanked the local community for all its support following its recent break-in.
Rod Braithwaite, in a letter to The Standard this week, also thanked us for the coverage which led to the terrific response.
The story, featured in our paper a fortnight ago, led to repairs of the club being carried out for free, CCTV provision and cash pledges.
Standard editor Tristan Harris said: “It shows what a fantastic community spirit Bromsgrove has and it is great that everyone has pulled together to get the club back on track.
“We know it is a very busy time of year for a cricket club and this break-in was the last thing it needed.
“The club does so much for the community – as well as first team matches, which provide entertainment for cricket fans, it also provides a place to play for people of all ages.
“We wish Avoncroft Cricket Club all the best and are glad our coverage made a difference.”
The correspondence which featured on our popular letters page this week can be read below.
Club’s delight by ‘amazing support’
ON BEHALF of Avoncroft Cricket Club I would like to thank the Standard for its sympathetic coverage of the recent break-in and considerable damage to our pavilion.
As a result of this publicity, the club has been amazed at the support offered by the local community.
This has included local skilled professionals offering their repair services free, the provision of CCTV and generous cash offers.
Additionally many local residents and parents of our flourishing youth section have been most encouraging with their support and kind comments on our own local contributions.
One result has been a highly successful festival weekend just completed, when club members and supporters joined in a memorial dedication game for the late Steve Evans as well as providing a non-stop barbecue, a jazz night and a real ale event.
This all concluded with a raucous, but well-behaved celebration of England’s World Cup victory on Sunday afternoon.
Many thanks to the Standard for giving the club the opportunity to show it is an integral and vibrant part of the local community.
I would appreciate if a little space could be found in one of your editions for this ‘thank you’.