SOMERSET County Cricket Club and their sponsor Trad Nation have raised almost £6000 across the Vitality Blast T20 season this year.

This was thanks to a unique ‘bat-for-charity’ scheme that saw trading services provider Trade Nation pledge to donate £50 per six hit, and £150 every time the ball was hit out of the ground for each home game.

Each Somerset player selected a charity to bat for throughout the season and a total of £5,600 was raised for a range of charities.

These included:

  • Children’s Hospice South West - £850
  • Cots for Tots - £1,000
  • WWF - £750
  • St Luke’s Hospice - £1,000
  • British Heart Foundation - £1,000
  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust - £1,000

Somerset CCC commercial director Caroline Herbert said the partnership has already accomplished a lot and these funds are going to great charities.

“It’s been fantastic to not only entertain our supporters from the cricket pitch but hopefully also bring awareness to these important issues and causes,” Herbert said.

Trade Nation CEO Stuart Lane said the company is very proud of the achievement.

“We are immensely proud to have played some part in supporting some fantastic causes, and it was a pleasure to do so in a way that made Somerset CCC’s T20 season even more exciting.”

“As a company, we pride ourselves on being able to offer memorable experiences, both for customers and the community at large,” Lane said.

Trade Nation has been a partner of the Somerset County Cricket Club since 2020.