Charity cricket match in memory of Fisher Scientific manager
A MEMORIAL cricket match has raised more than £760 for charity.
The event at Greenfields Sports and Social Club in Loughborough was the third match held in memory of John Kearns, a former distribution manager for Fisher Scientific at Loughborough.
The cricket teams were made up of Thermo Fisher Scientific employees and four members of John’s family. Team captains were Mike Frost and Ash Ganatra, with Ash’s team claiming the John Kearns Trophy for 2017 and Mark Anderson winning the player of the match award.
During a break in play, Amit Parmar present- ed Bev Kearns (John’s widow) with a photograph which he had taken when he worked with John.
The event included a cake sale, raffle and an auction of a signed Leicester City football shirt which altogether has raised over £760 for Leicestershire and Rutland Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Joanne Spencer, who organised this year’s event with Dan Parkin, said: “Thank you to everyone who has played, baked, donated and supported. The amount we have raised is incredible, it was a truly fantastic afternoon and a great way to remember John.”
Players and supporters pictured at the match.