England played India at Trent Bridge in West Bridgford in the third Test of a five-match series in August.
Just down the road in the town centre, the West Bridgford branch of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) held their annual town centre collection, which coincided with a monthly plant fair being held on the Croquet Lawn.
The eagle-eyed of you will have spotted that the green and white gazebo that has served the branch all over the East Midlands for the past 20 years has been retired and the branch now has the use of a RNLI gazebo from which souvenirs were sold and information dispensed.
The collection was sponsored by Shire Plant Fairs, who allocated the RNLI a free pitch for the gazebo on the croquet lawn for which we are most grateful.
This may have been a fairly good day for the England team – don’t ask about the second day – but it was a very good day for the RNLI as by the end of the day £591 had been raised.
The RNLI would like to thank all who helped make this total possible. Thank you all.
By Graham Christian