MICKLEHURST Cricket Club secured £1,726 at the latest record-breaking Mossley SOUP community crowdfunding dinner.
More than 220 diners packed in to Emmaus Mossley for the seventh SOUP event sponsored by Tameside Rotary.
And it was the cricket pitch on behalf of its junior section that knocked the opposition for six!
Spokesman Jonathan Forrester said: “It was great to have been invited to present. Everybody involved needs praise for what they are doing.
“When I was asked to present on behalf of the club I was a bit apprehensive but I really needn’t have been.
“The money raised could have gone to any of the four groups and I’m sure nobody would have complained.
“For us, these funds will allow us to compete with other local clubs with the juniors and hopefully ensure cricket is played up at Micklehurst Cricket Club for many years to come.”
The other projects appealing for support were Ethical Education Enterprise CIC, Milton Forest School Cabin and Mossley Heritage.
Diners donated £5 each in return for soup, live music, presentations from four local projects and a vote for their favourite project.
Each of the four project presenters had four minutes to share their idea, followed by four questions from the audience.
Along with entrance donations and £100 donated by Tameside Rotary, the winner’s pot included funds raised through a raffle.
Prizes were donated by Alan & Viv’s English Fish & Chips, Body & Mind Therapy Centre, Dinnerstones, Donkeystone Brewery and The Pet Care Company.
Four freshly made soups were prepared by local volunteers: Rory Callaghan from the Allotment Café and Gordon Collinge with ingredients and bread donated A Taylor & Son family butchers, local vegetable suppliers, Diane and Neil, and JW Buckley’s Bakery.
Additionally, SOUP diners enjoyed live music and a guest talk from Michelle Phillips from Mossley Social Club for Disabled Adults, winner of the fifth Mossley SOUP.
Project ideas are being sought from individuals, artists, community groups, charities and new business start-ups for the next Mossley SOUP event in July 2019.
For more information or to submit a proposal head to: bit.ly/MossleySOUP