Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hopi v LRC cricket fundraiser this weekend

Yep, its that time of year again, the second annual Hopi v LRC cricket match. Now cricket bores me , sorry, but I still found it a fun day out. That may have been of course because Mark F made sure there was Jack Daniels available in the bar . Even with the rain , it was fun though and all in a good cause :

Sunday 29th August 2010
12:00pm to 5:00pm

From 12 noon in Victoria Park, Hackney, E9

The second annual solidarity cricket match between Hands Off the People of Iran (Hopi) and the Labour Representation Committee (LRC). The match is to raise money for Workers’ Fund Iran – a charity that is dedicated to raising much-needed funds for the inspiring struggles of the Iranian working class. These struggles have increased enormously in the recent period and been led by numerous sections of the workforce – from car workers to bus drivers, sugar cane workers to construction workers.

Last year we raised £1,500 and we are confident that we can get close to £2,000 this time around. These funds can certainly not match the funds raised for ‘regime change from above’ by the US and its allies, but they are absolutely crucial to our brothers and sisters in Iran and of great symbolic importance: their fight is our fight.

We have stepped up the plans for this year and are looking forward to more numbers, more fun and more funds being raised. But to take these steps forward we need your help! Can you:

• Play? Both male and female welcome players welcome so get in touch!
• Get your union branch/campaign/organisation to pass the draft motion (overleaf)?
• Help out on the day?
• Organise a stall for your union/campaign/organisation on the day?
• Provide a donation to help cover some of the costs we will incur during the day?
• Help to publicise the event amongst friends and on the internet or send a message of support for us to put up on our blog?

For more details see