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ITS is sponsoring and participating in this year’s Butterwick Cricket Tournament 2018

09 August 2018


Industrial Technology Systems Ltd (ITS) is sponsoring the Cricket Tournament 2018, organised by Butterwick Hospice. The Butterwick Cricket Tournament is taking place on Friday, 14th September 2018 at Durham County Cricket Club.

ITS entered a team and sponsored the event in 2016 when the last tournament took place. Once again, ITS is sponsoring this year’s event and entering a team of eight in the tournament.

The Butterwick Hospice is hosting this year’s Cricket Tournament at the world’s famous Durham Test Ground, Emirates Riverside. Emirates Riverside is the home of Durham County Cricket Club and has hosted a number of events, including England’s successful Ashes series in 2013. Participating at the Durham County Cricket Club is an iconic experience as it resides under the gaze of Lumley Castle.

Butterwick Hospice was founded in Stockton by Mary Butterwick, OBE, in 1984. It currently has three sites in Stockton and Bishop Auckland providing support to adults and children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The sites provide 24-hour care to 2,000 patients across the region.

ITS places considerable emphasis on fundraising for local, regional and national charities, supporting events and charities that are important to its local area and customers. Last year ITS became a corporate partner of Butterwick Hospice as it is a charity close to its heart. ITS’ Managing Director Malcolm Knott said he was delighted that the company could help such a worthwhile cause.  “Butterwick Hospice is a fantastic local charity, and seeing the nurses working with the patients, especially the children, is inspiring and humbling. It’s an essential service, though one we all hope we’ll never need.”


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