Young cricketers get a boost from Dike's charity fund

STALBRIDGE Cricket Club has got a brand new junior scoreboard, thanks to local independent superstore Dike & Son. Club chairman and junior co-ordinator Colin Moore (left) brought a few of the players along to the Stalbridge store to receive a cheque for £500 from director Adam Vincent (right) last week. Pictured are Alex Moore and Henry Chant (standing) with (from l to r) Harry and Millie Forshaw, Will Trevis and Oscar Moore.
The cricket club currently has around 120 youngsters from five up to 15 playing in six teams. Colin said: “We will be starting the new season next April and we very much needed a junior board. It was very kind of Dike’s to help us; we really value their support.”
The money is raised through Dike & Son’s participation in the Nisa Making a Difference Locally (MADL) campaign. When customers buy specially-marked products in-store, the manufacturer donates a small sum to the fund.
Since the MADL scheme began four years ago, the family-run Stalbridge store has been able to donate over £12,000 to local good causes including as Julia’s House, Riding for the Disabled, Future Roots, Sherborne Town Band and several local primary schools.
The store recently won an award for its service to the community in the 2012 Blackmore Vale Business Awards, and picked up the Business Engagement with the Community Award at last year’s Dorset Business Awards.
There are still a few days left to vote for the current contenders in the Dike’s online poll –  Blandford children’s bereavement charity Mosaic, the Blackmore Vale Disabled Group and Stalbridge Youth Club. Visit www.welovedorsetfood.co.uk for details.
To nominate a local good cause or charity, write to Adam Vincent, Dike & Son, Ring Street Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NB, describing the good cause (charity, group or individual) and what they would need funding for, including contact details.
For more information about Stalbridge Cricket Club, visit www.stalbridgecc.co.uk
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Contact Victoria McManus, Dike & Son marketing on 07968 454904 or Adam Vincent, Dike & Son Director and Store Manager on 01963 362204 for more information or visit http://www.welovedorsetfood.co.uk
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For information on MADL visit www.makingadifferencelocally.com
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The MADL charity was formed in May 2008 by Nisa-Today’s, with the intention of assisting more than 2,000 independent retailers throughout the UK with raising money for their local communities. The charity works by allocating a specified amount of the cost of certain products promoted in-store to the retailer’s MADL charity fund.
Nisa-Today’s is the UK’s leading member-owned organisation, providing benefits to independent retailers and wholesalers in food and drink markets.