Monday, August 5th, 2019

Macmillan Summer Ball | Saturday 17th August

Worcestershire County Cricket Club are proud to be supporting Macmillan in hosting their Summer Ball on Saturday August 17th 2019. Taking part in our stunning Chestnut Marquee, the Macmillan Summer Ball will feature an evening of food, drink & entertainment including a delicious ‘Buffet Around the World’, an exclusive cocktail featuring sponsors and locally sourced Hussingtree Gin and music to party the night away!

Guests will be treated to an exquisite buffet selection which includes: 

‘Great Tastes of the USA’ featuring pulled pork rolls & spicy succulent chicken wings.
‘Authentic Indian Cuisine’ featuring tandoori chicken & red lentil dhal & vegetable massala.
‘Homemade Italian Favourites’ featuring stone-baked pizzas & chefs’ beef lasagne

The worldwide cuisine will then be wrapped up with an incredible dessert buffet, promising to please those with a sweet tooth! Of course, all dietary requirements will be catered for in advance of the evening via our Events Department.

The evening will all be in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Worcestershire, who work tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. Macmillan provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care across Worcestershire.

In August, stage IV cancer patient, Martyn Wells of Worcester will lead a four-man expedition team over 200 miles across Scotland’s Cape Wrath Trail to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support who receive no government funding, therefore are reliant on such donations and fundraising efforts.

Renowned for being “Britain’s hardest walk”, the Cape Wrath Trail starts in Fort William, before making its way through some of the wildest, remote and most beautiful landscapes in the UK. Arriving some 240 miles later at the UK’s most north westerly extremity, Cape Wrath.

Diagnosed with melanoma in March 2017, 50 year old Martyn was soon battling the spread of the cancer over his upper body, undergoing six surgeries in less than 12 months. By March 2018 the cancer had spread to his stomach and Martyn was faced with more surgery, a total gastrectomy and he now lives without a stomach and stage IV skin cancer.

Incredibly, just five months later Martyn decided to walk the Severn Way, a staggering 228 miles to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Worcestershire. Following the River Severn from its source in the Cambrian Mountains to the sea at Bristol in just 10 days and raising an amazing £46,000 for Macmillan.

You can follow the challenge at or Facebook group

Alternatively, if you would like to help or would like further information please contact Sarah Diston, Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Manager, Worcestershire, on the below:

Email –
Mobile – 07791 369 364

Tickets for this unmissable event will be priced at £40 per person or £400 for a table of 10 for the evening and are available to purchase via the following link