08 Oct 2014

Pitch perfect cricket match raises £60,000

Cricket United day

The Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association) Benevolent Fund teamed up for ‘Cricket United Day’ on the 16th of August.

The joint fundraising appeal, which took place during the fifth Investec England v. India Test Match at the Kia Oval, also called on supporters to go blue to help improve lives through cricket.

Improving lives through cricket

The super successful blue appeal raised just under £60,000 – funds that will make a huge difference to the three charities.

For example, it means Lord's Taverners will be able to continue providing opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children.

Meanwhile, Chance to Shine aims to give all young people the opportunity to play and learn through cricket. The funds raised mean the charity can provide coaches for cricket sessions in state schools

The third beneficiary is the PCA Benevolent Fund – a charity that supports current and former players and their dependants in times of hardship and upheaval.

Getting the most out of donations

Holly Colvin, fundraising executive for Lord's Taverners, said: “We chose MyDonate because it doesn’t charge anything - meaning we could get the most out of the donations. The more money we can save using MyDonate, the more lives we can change and support through cricket.”

You can help Cricket United by donating to their fundraising campaign.

Learn more about Cricket United and their support for the three charities

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