This article has been updated to reflect the change in date of the proposed event. It will now be held on Sunday, August 21, instead of Sunday, August 7, as previously stated. 

A MATCH and fun day at Wokingham Cricket Club for a seriously ill member of the club hopes to raise money for two very worthy causes.

The club is hosting a charity T20 cricket match on Sunday, August 21, against an Indian touring team in honour of Harry Staples, a club member who was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2020.

Harry was 21-year's-old at the time of his diagnosis and has undergone chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant since then.

Unfortunately, Harry relapsed in July 2021 and needed further chemotherapy and a second stem cell transplant. He is currently 7 months post-transplant and is back in remission.

Harry joined the cricket club in 2012 as an U12 and progressed through the age groups before moving into adult cricket.

Over the past two and a half years, Harry has been supported by two incredible charities.

Anthony Nolan who found both of his stem cell donors and Teenage Cancer Trust who have supported him throughout his diagnosis and treatment.

The evening aims to raise much needed funds for both these charities through food sales and a raffle.

Harry is also hoping to raise awareness of the need for stem cell donors.