TORRENTIAL rain stopped play at a charity cricket match and family fun day which was fundraising for various projects.

The Charlotte Straker Project, a charity based in Corbridge, organised a charity cricket match and fun day involving games and stalls at Corbridge Cricket Club on Sunday, August 27.

The assisted living facility will split more than £1,000 raised through the event between the Corbridge Youth Initiative and Corbridge Cricket Club.

Following the cricket match, a downpour forced stallholders to pack up the fun day at the cricket club grounds. 

Hexham Courant: The charity cricket match The charity cricket match (Image: Charlotte Straker Project)

A spokesperson from Charlotte Straker said: "It was typical Bank Holiday weekend weather, with torrential rain and thunderstorms, but everyone worked so hard to put on a great Corbridge Charity Fun Day on Sunday.

Hexham Courant: Live music was held at the fun dayLive music was held at the fun day (Image: Charlotte Straker Project)

"The cricket matches (between rain clouds) were keenly fought, but the only game to be finished was Corbridge Youth Initiative against our own team, which the Youth Initiative won by the narrowest possible margin of one run.

Hexham Courant: The cricket match involved teams from Charlotte Straker and Corbridge Youth InitiativeThe cricket match involved teams from Charlotte Straker and Corbridge Youth Initiative (Image: Charlotte Straker Project)

"As the afternoon developed, everyone was enjoying the music, afternoon teas, bouncy castle, quoits games and stalls, but then a huge torrential rainstorm flooded the cricket ground and forced the stall holders to pack up and wade through giant puddles.

Hexham Courant: Corbridge Cricket Club hosted the eventCorbridge Cricket Club hosted the event (Image: Charlotte Straker Project)

"The weather turned out far worse than the forecast, and we’d like to thank all the volunteers and organisers who persevered so stoically against the rain.

Hexham Courant: Children enjoyed the bouncy castleChildren enjoyed the bouncy castle (Image: Charlotte Straker Project)

"The money raised will be split between ourselves, the Corbridge Youth Initiative and the Corbridge Cricket Club, so thank you very much for your generosity.

Hexham Courant: Cakes were sold at the matchCakes were sold at the match (Image: Charlotte Straker Project)

"Hats off to the dedicated volunteers who poured their time and energy into organising the Fun Day. And of course, a massive round of applause to every single person who joined in, whether you were taking part in the matches, enjoying the stalls and food or simply spreading the word about our event. It’s all very much appreciated."

Charlotte Straker provides residential, nursing and daycare to the elderly and those who need care in Northumberland.

Corbridge Youth Initiative provides youth-centred services in a rural setting and aims to improve emotional wellbeing and self-confidence.