All proceeds go to the Camden Psychotherapy Unit
It’s the magic of Hogwart’s versus the wizardry of former England nationals—teaming up to help preserve an essential London service.
All on the hallowed grounds of Lord’s.
On one side: David English’s Bunbury Celebrity Cricket team, featuring noted celebrities including Rudolph Walker (Patrick, from EastEnders), the Weasley brothers from the Harry Potter movies: James and Oliver Phelps as well as Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas) from Harry Potter!
On the other, the Mike Brearley XI, including former cricket luminaries Clive Radley, Angus Fraser, John Lever, Ed Smith, Mark Alleyne, Paul Downton and Russell Cake.
They meet on the nursery grounds at Lord’s, kindly lending their talents to assist the Camden Psychotherapy Unit.
The CPU has been offering help to all who need it, the majority of whom are either unemployed or on benefits. The NHS has now cancelled its support. But the dedicated members of its staff are determined to keep this valuable community service alive and are working hard to raise sufficient funds to fill the gap.
Mike Brearley (OBE) captained England for 31 international test matches and was recognized as an outstanding leader of men. Since his retirement he has pursued a career as a writer and psychoanalyst, serving as President of the Psychoanalytical Society, and spending 4 years in the 1980s with the Camden Psychotherapy Unit and remains a patron.
Mr. Brearley said of the event: “the main aim is to support an excellent and unique psychotherapy service that helps many people in Camden who would not otherwise have the opportunity for this kind of serious and dynamic psychotherapy.”
The Amazing Bunbury Cricket Club has been rightly acclaimed for raising millions for charity. Founder David English, former manager of the Bee Gees, has been awarded a CBE for his tireless efforts on behalf of both charities and cricket.
The event at Lord’s is made possible through the generosity of Marylebone Cricket Club.
Gates open at noon. Bring your own picnic! First innings begin at 1:30.
Bid in a charity auction for enticing items such as tea for two in the Peers Dining Room and a private tour of the House of Lords (courtesy Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE).
£65 Adult ticket includes afternoon tea • £15 for children under 14 and includes a snack.
£130 family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children under 14.• £600 for a table of 10