Somerset County Cricket Club’s players swapped their cricket whites for chef whites and their helmets for hobs this week when they took part in a special charity event. “Wicket To Waiter” saw members of the 1 as they helped to prepare, cook and serve a three course dinner at Brazz in Taunton which raised over £2500 for Brainwave and The Somerset Wildlife Trust.
The event was held in association with Mailadoc and Peter Trego, Steve Kirby, George Dockrell, Max Waller, Adam Dibble and Gemaal Hussain also took part in a number of activities during the course of the evening. As well as question and answer sessions the players hosted a number of auctions in a bid to help raise money for the chosen charities.
With the help of the players and the generosity of those present, the event raised over £2500 which will be split between the two charities. Event organiser Sam McIntyre was delighted that the event was such a success: “I would like to thank everyone who came to the event and all those behind the scenes who made it possible. To have raised so much money for two great charities is an amazing achievement and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without those who attended the dinner and the players, who were superb this evening.
I would also like to thank Mailadoc and in particular their owner John Horler for supporting this event and for helping to boost the total that was raised. Thanks also has to go to Brazz for supplying such a great venue.” st team squad go from crease to kitchen