Somerset players support the BBC’s ‘Children In Need’ campaign

CiN2Four members of the Somerset CCC first team squad took part in a number of cake based challenges at a local special school this week to help support Children in Need.

Alex Barrow, Adam Dibble, George Dockrell and Jack Leach paid a visit to Selworthy School in Taunton on Wednesday to help the pupils in their celebrations.  Selworthy is a co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities aged 4 – 19 and the players started their day by helping to make and bake a special cake that the students had created the recipe for.

Alex, Adam, George and Jack also joined in with singing in the hall and took part in a very messy cake decorating competition!  Pudsey Bear was also on hand to say “Hello” to the children.

The pupils taught the players to sign their names along with some other useful words and they ended the day in the class room as they chatted with the children and sampled the cake they had all helped to make.


Alex Barrow said: “It’s been a great day.  We’ve really enjoyed ourselves and it was really good to meet the kids.  Children in Need is such a great charity and we are all delighted to be helping support it”.

Spencer Bishop from our Commercial Department helped to organise the event and was delighted by how well it went: “Engaging with the local community is a vital part of what we do at Somerset County Cricket Club.  To get the lads involved in an event like this is just fantastic.  The students here at Selworthy School are amazing and the staff do a brilliant job. To be able to be a part of this day was very special.  The highlight had to be the cake decorating competition which saw more squirty cream and icing go on the competitors than it did the cakes!  To see so many smiling faces was great.”

Andy Holden is the Head of Secondary at Selworthy School.  “I thought the Somerset players were amazing”, he said.  “They engaged with the children, they threw themselves in to the activities and were very brave when it came to tasting the cake they helped to make!  There are some amazing young people here at Selworthy School and events like today are really important. It gave the whole school a real party atmosphere.”

Well done to Alex, Adam, George and Jack for giving their time to meet the children at Selworthy School and supporting this amazing charity.