The sixth annual Diwali Celebrations hosted by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, Derbyshire County Cricket Club and Cricket Derbyshire India Club were held at The Pattonair County Ground on Saturday 19th October 2019. The event brought together over 250 individuals and businesses from across Derby and the wider county to celebrate the festival of light. Guests were treated to an array of live entertainment from the traditional sounds of Dostana, playing live music right into the night, to the talented and brightly coloured Bollywood Belles who showcased their expertise, bringing to Derby the elegance and beauty that is Bollywood.
In between raising much needed funds for the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation, with prizes generously donated by HUUB, Morley Hayes, Fairfax Meadow and Morrison’s Derby, guests together with family and friends celebrated with authentic Indian cuisine with family and friends. and to top the night off in style, The night culminated in an amazing firework display, provided by CFX Ltd.
This event is strongly supported by Baggy Shanker and the Cricket Derbyshire India Club who are immensely successful every year in encouraging businesses to invest and get involved in the charity. With such great relations and strong links, the fundraiser means that positive lifestyle programmes are able to be delivered by the Foundation in the community, making for a stronger and healthier Derbyshire. The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation and Cricket Derbyshire India Club would like to offer special thanks to the night’s sponsors Greenbank, Unison, Bowmer and Kirkland, Bal Construction, Firstsource, Slice of India, Simon Foote Architects, Specsavers and Central England Co-operative.
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