BACKING BACKWORTH: Meet the local business woman who stepped in to save her local cricket club
Helen Ross is backing Backworth as she stepped in to help save her local cricket club following the struggles of the coronavirus pandemic.
Local and community sports clubs have been struggling to stay afloat as the income stopped during the pandemic, with the threat of permanent closure looking like a real possibility for some.
And that's where local business woman Helen Cross stepped in. A dedicated cricket player, Helen couldn't just sit idly by as her local club Backworth tried to cope with the challenges of the pandemic.
During COVID, the club suffered financially as have most sporting organisations, so Helen decided to help by sponsoring the club.
“It was a natural thing for me to do as I love the sport so much, as a business we always try to be an active part of our local community in North Tyneside and with the club being based in the heart of the area we serve it made sense to offer our support. It’s great to be able to give something back and at the same time get so much enjoyment too,’ she said.
“This year we were invited to play in the Northumberland Women’s Softball League and get to play established clubs like Ashington and Morpeth. We train every Friday evening and any females aged 13 to 50 plus are more than welcome to come along and join us. It’s a great way to get fit, meet new people and have a lot of fun.”
Watch the channel on TV