I was privileged to be on a small committee raising funds for Little Chart Cricket Club by way of a Memorial Luncheon at Kent County Cricket Club last Friday.

A truly great friend of mine, Charles Gunther sadly passed away after a very aggressive form on cancer at Christmas last year. A friend of his asked a few of us if we were able to help and have a memorial lunch in his honour and, as a past President of Little Chart Cricket Club for 36 years, it would also run as a fund raising event to upgrade the pavilion.

The tone was set perfectly after the first meeting with champagne and nibbles! Finally the date was set, Friday 15th October at Kent County Cricket Ground.

All I can say is what a fantastic group of friends Charles has, the atmosphere was fantastic right from the start. I was delighted to help, Bob the Cat Bevan came totally FOC and was awesome. In fact I would go so far to say that he was the linch pin and brought the whole event together. Thank you Bob for doing such a tremendous job. Etienne Pradier the hugely dynamic, sexy, good looking magician entertained everybody receiving cheers everywhere he went…yes also he is a great magician!! Also to my team here at Team Tactics, Hellen and Annika who did a lot of the leg work for me and I got all the praise!!

Team Tactics were delighted to donate two tickets to Tea at The Ritz and Buckingham Palace and also a weekend’s hire of our VW Camper Van Florence. Both raised £450 and £700 respectively.
We reckon £12,000 was raised for Little Chart Cricket Club. The only thing now to do is the celebrate!!

A heartfelt thanks to Carmen, Charles’ widow, who works at Team Tactics. The day must have been particularly difficult for her but in true form, she was amazing and actually I think enjoyed it. Our thanks go to all the people who came – we had to turn people away – which shows what an amazing person Charles was. I still find it difficult to come to terms with that he is no longer with us, but I have wonderful memories of his sharp, dry wit and often taking him home after he had a few too many and having bid for a auction item he really didn’t want, having to sneak it into the house so Carmen wouldn’t see! Those were fun times. Miss you xx