Princess Margaret Hospital Hosts Cricket Fundraiser

Nurses representative Jess Spragg and WA Police Senior Sergeant Ian Lyon.
Nurses representative Jess Spragg and WA Police Senior Sergeant Ian Lyon.

IT will be nurses versus police this Sunday at Heathridge Park in a first-ever T20 cricket fundraiser for the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

Bragging rights will be on the line in the mixed men’s and women’s clash, but there will be a greater purpose than victory at heart.

Consultant nurse Stewart Gill said the PMH team expected a tough challenge from the police outfit, known as the Numbats.

He said the police had a well-drilled squad, but with the nurses’ side boasting former Western Fury skipper Peta Merrilees as captain, he hoped they would be competitive.

WA cricket greats Justin Langer, Mike Hussey and Dennis Lillee are all supporting the cause, having donated autographed memorabilia for auction.

Mr Gill encouraged residents to attend the match and donate generously.

Nurses vs Police PMH Fundraiser:

When: Sunday, February 21, 1pm

Where: Ocean Ridge Cricket Club, Heathridge

Activities: bouncy castle, climbing wall, PonyCycle toys, raffle and auction.

Food and beverage: sausage sizzle and licensed bar.