Softball Cricket Fundraiser

The Morningside Pharmaceuticals team at Leicester County Cricket Clubs's Grace Road ground

A group of keen colleagues have taken part in a gruelling evening of softball cricket to raise money for a local children’s hospice.

The nine players came together to form the Morningside Howzats Team and took part in the charity event at Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s Grace Road grounds.

Softball cricket consists of 8 teams, all made up of players from local businesses, playing 4 games at a time – side-by-side. Following each innings of eight overs, the game lasts around 45 minutes, the teams then rotated to play another opponent.

All money raised from the event, which was kindly provided by the businesses taking part, was donated to Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice, in Loughborough.

Morningside HR Assistant and team captain Joe McLaughlin, said: “Knowing that we were rising money for such an amazing charity really spurred the team on to keep going right until the end of the very last game.

“There is such a great team spirit at Morningside, which really shone through during the cricket matches. Although we didn’t win, we all had a great time and were really proud to be taking part in such a worthwhile event.”

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