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Carrick Cricketers turn Pink for Charity

Carrickfergus Cricket Club have announced a partnership with local cancer charity Pretty in Pink for the 2016 season.

The Club will turn ‘pink’ for all their Cup matches in the upcoming season in order to raise funds for Pretty in Pink, a local breast cancer charity that provides financial and other support services to patients with breast cancer and their families.

At every home match, they will also hold a variety of fund raising activities as well as taking up a collection from both players and spectators.

Commenting at the launch of their new pink kit, Club Chairman Jim Nelson said “Carrickfergus Cricket Club is delighted to support Pretty in Pink for 2016. So many people in Northern Ireland are dealing with the effects of this terrible illness and this is an opportunity for us to help raise much needed funds.” He added “our new pink kits have been very kindly sponsored by The Stove Yard and MG2 Cricket, as well as new pink helmets provided by Masuri. I’m sure our players will get some very positive comments during their matches this season!”

Noeleen McErlane from Pretty in Pink said, “We’re delighted to partner with Carrickfergus Cricket Club for 2016 and look forward to working with all involved over the forthcoming year. I’m sure that together we can be very successful in helping raise both awareness, and also funds to continue our vital services and help make a difference to the lives of breast cancer patients and their families here in Northern Ireland.”

Further information on Pretty ‘n’ Pink Breast Cancer Charity and the services provided by the organization can be found at

Pictured are Katie Nelson, Jamie Wallace (Pretty ‘n’ Pink), Ryan Eagleson, Robert Smith, Noeleene Lynn, Jennifer Hood (Competition Winner) Front l-r: Alex Haggan, Michael Gilmour

Photo courtesy of Ian Johnston / CricketEurope, for more photos of the launch, visit:

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