A good friend of Wiltshire Cricket, Stuart (Percy) Priscott – Operations Manager for Chance to Shine, is taking on the challenge of cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Chance to Shine Charity.
Stuart was born with Cystic Fibrosis and will endeavour to become the oldest person with CF to cycle the length of the country. His inspirational story can be read here, whilst the short video, gives you a real flavour for the man and why he is doing this incredible charity ride.
To those clubs who have benefitted from Chance to Shine programmes over the last 15 years you’ll already have a good understanding as to what the charity does and how it helps young people engage in cricket and physical activity. It’s aim being to bring cricket to children in state schools giving them the opportunity to play and learn through the game. In Wiltshire, since the inception of Chance to Shine, we have received close to £1million from the charity, enabling us to work in over 150 state schools across the county.
Stuart is not alone in his cycle and is being ably supported by fellow cricket colleagues who we too applaud, Matt Theedom (Devon Cricket Board) and Scott Chappell (Somerset Cricket Board). The three have worked in cricket development for a combined total of over 50 years and we’d really like it if all of the Wiltshire clubs could support the trio in some way.
So our thought is that all clubs could donate the cost of a pint (or more if feeling generous) and raise their glass to say ‘cheers’ as they take on this epic challenge. The trio will be joined by friends and family along the way and it will see them start from John O’Groats on Saturday 17th July.
If your club and/or members are wanting to donate then they simply need to click on the virgin money link below:
You may also be interested in having a look at Stuart’s Auction Site that has gone live today – some incredible items for sports lovers https://ww1.emma-live.com/StuartPriscott/?home_page
Thanks in advance for your time in reading this and any support you may be able to give.