SEEING members of their community fall ill with cancer has spurred on a group of Barrowby villagers to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
And leading the way is Sarah Harper, who has also become “the face” of the charity in the area.
Sarah, 35, will be collecting donations and spreading the word about the charity’s work, while also fund-raising as a member of the Barrowby Sporting Community Fund-raising Group.
She said: “I’m pleased to be involved. I didn’t think it would be as big as it is - everybody wants to throw so much at us and do so many things to raise money.
“We’ve got a brilliant group of people that want to do it.”
The fund-raising group is made up of the village’s football and cricket team members, and came about after cancer affected the lives of two people within the community.
All kinds of events have already been held to raise cash, such as an indulgence evening, poker night and bag-packing, helping the group to tot up almost £700 since March, some of which will go into the sporting ground’s fund.
Sarah and her husband, Steve, have also encouraged players in the cricket team to wear baby pink caps for the season to raise awareness of the charity. They are in the process of ordering more caps to sell to villagers to raise even more money.
Chloe Higgins, Cancer Research UK’s area volunteer vanager for the Lincolnshire area, said: “I would like to thank Barrowby Sporting Community Fund-raising Group for the fantastic support they have already shown the charity in such a short space of time.”
l A family fun day will be held at Barrowby Sports Pavillion on Saturday, July 23, between 10am and 4pm.
Among the attractions will be football and cricket matches, penalty shoot-out, stalls, games, a tombola, a raffle and an auction. In amongst the lots at the auction will be signed football merchandise.
Anyone wishing to be a stall-holder on the day should call 07985 294414.