Carrickfergus cricketers get in the pink for cancer charity

Pictured at the launch of their new pink kit is, (back row l-r): Katie Nelson, Jamie Wallace (Pretty 'n' Pink), Ryan Eagleson, Robert Smith, Noeleene Lynn, Jennifer Hood (competition winner). (Front l-r): Alex Haggan, Michael Gilmour. INLT 12-916-CON
Pictured at the launch of their new pink kit is, (back row l-r): Katie Nelson, Jamie Wallace (Pretty 'n' Pink), Ryan Eagleson, Robert Smith, Noeleene Lynn, Jennifer Hood (competition winner). (Front l-r): Alex Haggan, Michael Gilmour. INLT 12-916-CON

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 ‘n’ 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, Carrick 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 ‘n’ 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 ‘n’ 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 www.prettynpink.org.