The Weasley twins from Harry Potter, James and Oliver Phelps, are quickly becoming some of our charitable favorites, as we told you about their recent mountain adventure for charity, and they signed up to play cricket for charity.
Okay, so scaling tall mountains and playing a fun sport may not sound like huge sacrifices, but the 25-year-olds took time out from promoting their latest film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2, and we think that’s pretty fantastic!
“It was a very exciting day’s cricket and we had a significant increase in people compared to two years ago,” said Simon Powell, the match organizer. “The Weasley twins were a great hit with the children. It was rivalled only in popularity by the school’s high ropes course, while the parents were entertained by the cricket and enjoyed their Pimm’s.”
In total, 700 people attended this past Sunday and the Weasley’s team won! But the best part is that all of the funds from the match will benefit such charities as the English Schools’ Cricket Association, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Round Square International.