By Wickrama de S Waidyanatha President FOC 2012 and Chairman Charity FOC 2013
Our picture shows the donation given to Cancer Research UK from the FOC 2012 for the sum of £2000. The cheque was donated on the 7/01/13 at the Cancer Research UK shop in Ilford, Essex. Area coordinator Denise accepted the cheque which was handed over by Methsiri Wijeratna, Chairman of Services 2012 on behalf of the FOC.
Though there was no gate income nor any cricket played at last year's event due to severe weather conditions, the FOC was still able to raise funds for the Cancer Research UK and cancer hospital in Sri Lanka.
An executive committee was elected to organise the Festival of Cricket 2012 to be held on 08th July at Winchmore Hill Cricket Club Grounds.
President - Wickrema Waidyanatha (Richmond)
Secretary - Gnana Sankaralingam (Royal)
Treasurer - Natkunam Wimalendran (De Mazenod)
Vice - President - Sirinimal Fernando ( St. Sebastian's)
Assistant Secretary - Mohamed Hussain (Royal)
Assistant Treasurer - Kivan Fernando ( Maris Stella)
Charity Raffle Draw Winners of 2011
First Prize: 2 return Air Tickets to Sri Lanka
Winner: S De Silva, 38 Roosevell Drive, Coventry CV4 9LP
Ticket No: 1763
Second Prize: 1 return Air Ticket to Sri Lanka
Winner: Mrs Tessa Thevathasan, 18 Brierley Road London SW2 9NA
Ticket No: 1960
Third Prize: Cinnamon Lodge Habarana, Courtesy of John Keells
Winner: Bandula, 11 Cornwall Close, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3UN
Ticket No: 560
Joseph Vaz OBA has become the 26th Old Boys' Association to join the Festival of Cricket.
Joeph Vaz OBA was admitted as an associate member of Festival of Cricket at the Special General Meeting held on 30th January, 2011 and has become the 26th Old Boys' Association to join the Festival of Cricket family. Their parent school is in Wennapuwa, a town along the northwestern coastal belt in Sri Lanka. The school named after the famous saint Joseph Vaz, who is revered by Catholics in Sri Lanka, has produced several eminent persons.