Greg takes part in world record attempt with Buckingham Town Cricket Club

Greg Smith MP took part in Buckingham Town Cricket Club's world record attempt to achieve the most runs by a group over 12 hours on Sunday 30th August 2020.

The day brought people together in a Covid-secure way, raising money for the club, Alecs Angels and Buckingham Pre-School Playgroup.

Commenting, Greg said: "A huge well done to the organisers and everyone who volunteered to make the day possible - and (subject to verification) break the world record!

"Grassroots sport is so important.  All clubs have had a tough time throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and I hope this event will help enable Buckingham Town Cricket Club to bounce back. 

"It was particularly inspiring to learn more about Alecs Angels from founder and director Brian Jarvis, who set up the charity after he lost his son Alec to a brain tumour when he was just 10 years old. Hearing how Alec showed such concern for other children receiving treatment for cancer at the same time as him, saying "I'm not as ill as they are Mum. Please Dad, can we do something to help them - even if it's just to make them smile", is testimony to what an exceptional child Alec must have been. The charity delivers on Alec's wish to help children, raising funds in support of other children and families going through the same agony of childhood cancer. You can learn more about this wonderful local charity at http://www.alecsangels.co.uk - and if you can, please do consider supporting them."