Charity match at Westward Ho! is open to all.

THE mother of two promising players at Bideford Cricket Club has joined forces with the club to arrange a special event in aid of the North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal on Friday.

Appledore born and bred Annette King, mum of first-teamers Josh, 20, and Fred, 16, is herself currently receiving treatment at the chemotherapy unit after having been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

And as an experienced charity fundraiser, she is keen to help the cash strapped unit in Barnstaple in whatever way she can.

She said: “I thought a fund raising event at the cricket ground would be great.

“We’re having a fun match consisting of a mixture of my friends – male and female – all of limited cricketing abilities, and also an exhibition match performed by the cricket club’s Under 11 squad to show us all how it should be done.”

The event at the cricket ground in Westward Ho! is open to all. The fun starts at 6pm with a barbecue, ice creams, face-painting, a bar and a raffle, as well as the cricket.

Raffle prizes include a year’s subscription to Michelle White’s gym, an 18-hole round of golf for four, Sunday lunches and a week’s stay in a holiday cottage.

All proceeds will go to the Chemotherapy Appeal but if you can’t be there, donate at Annette’s Just Giving page, www.justgiving.com/Annette-King0