Wednesday 20th June 2012
Two law firms will be raising money for a health charity when they compete in a cricket match.
Southampton's College Chambers together with the Isle of Wight Solicitors XI will be taking to the field in aid of Diabetes UK.
Mark Windebank, of College Chambers in Eastleigh, Hampshire, said: "When Diabetes UK was put forward by one of our counsel, it was decided by our committee that it was a very worthwhile cause. Diabetes is one of the country's most pressing health challenges right now.
"We hope our efforts will raise awareness of the huge increase in the number of people now living with the life-long condition. We urge people to sponsor our cricketing efforts as their money will be going to a great and important cause."
The match takes place at Trojans Rugby & Cricket Club, in Eastleigh, on June 28.
Jenny Green, Diabetes UK fundraising manager for the South East, said: "We are very grateful for the solicitors choosing our charity for their fundraising efforts."
Figures from the charity show there are 10,428 people with diabetes in Southampton and an estimated 2,700 people in the region who are unaware they have Type 2 diabetes. On the Isle of Wight, 6,720 people have diabetes and a further 3,600 people are unaware they have Type 2 diabetes.
To sponsor the event visit http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/college-chambers.