Father and son, Richard and Joe Oldroyd from The Workwear Company and The Promotion Company took part in a charity cricket match in aid of Anthony Nolan Trust, the charity which is saving lives of people with blood cancer.
The charity helps people in a variety of innovative ways; through stem cell matching and lifesaving transplants, umbilical cord donation, clinical research and by providing support for patients and their families.
For match day at Beverley Cricket Club, The Workwear Company supplied the caps and polo shirts free of charge to the teams.
Joe Oldroyd, Director of The Workwear Company says:
“This was such a fantastic day with guys in their 20s and 30s playing with others in their 50s and 60s. Plus to make this a real family affair, the excellent umpire skills were provided by my Grandad, a whipper snapper at almost 75.”
“As a family we are all fans of sport and also thoroughly enjoy supporting and participating in charity events. We regularly gather friends and family together to support charities, especially those that have touched our lives in some way.”
Angela Oldroyd adds:
“As a family we have been conscious of and supported Anthony Nolan Trust for about 25 years. A little boy was on the Richard and Judy show, who needed a bone marrow transplant and was registered with Anthony Nolan. He was the same age as my son Joe at the time and it pulled on my heart strings, I wanted to help raise money and along with my sister did a sponsored swim and raised £500 for the charity.”
“Then unfortunately about six months ago, the wife of one of Joe’s football friends was sadly diagnosed with Leukaemia.
She is now in the process of benefitting from a bone marrow transplant having received treatment for the last few months.
A group of their friends wanted to show support and hence the charity cricket match was organised which has helped to raise vital funds for Anthony Nolan Trust.”