Over £10,000 raised for Grief Encounter
Gloucestershire Cricket together with Rainbow @ Grief Encounter raised over £10,495 in August along with increased awareness for the Bristol-based charity with more still to come.
Rainbow Day was a charity day held on August 4 at The Bristol County Ground as Gloucestershire faced Sussex Sharks in the Vitality Blast.
Limited-edition Rainbow Day shirts and caps were sold in aid of the charity with the shirts selling out online and in the Club shop on the day with 100% of proceeds going to the charity.
Raffles for the signed Rainbow Day shirts of Michael Klinger, Andrew Tye and James Bracey took place on the day as well as bucket collections which raised an additional £2,000.
Gloucestershire players David Payne, Jack Taylor and Miles Hammond put their match-worn shirts up for auction on social media, adding to the already impressive sum.
Tom Smith, who initiated the charity day, said: “The Rainbow Centre are the real winners of this one. It’s been amazing to spread awareness about the charity.
"People may not have heard about the Centre before, but they certainly will now. It’s fantastic to have been a part of this because they’ve given so much to us as a family. Rainbow Day was really well supported and everyone got into the spirit of the event which was lovely.”