Cricket-based charity really helps out

PHOTO: NICK BROOK
PHOTO: NICK BROOK
Proud dad Andy Wells shares a moment with his son, Harrison (3), as Simon Cleverley and Emilee Wells display the cricket shirt given to the Wells family through the fundraiser "Harri’s Big Splash for Cash" at the district twenty20 cricket final at Balclutha Showgrounds on Saturday.

Usually known as "Bash For Cash", the local cricket-backed charity group was started by Simon Cleverley and Francis Parker.

"Three years ago we wanted to raise three grand to help a child with cancer and ended up making $35,000, so we just kept it going and now it’s a pleasure to be able to help Harri," Mr Cleverley said.

Initiatives including cycling and a Facebook auction will help cover therapy for Harris rare condition in Sydney.

"Its hard to express how grateful we are," Mrs Wells said.

"The generosity from so many people — it’s inspiring."

 - Nick Brook

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