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Leicestershire County Cricket Club is delighted to have signed a charity partnership with The Lord’s Taverners, the cricket based charity whose objective is to give everyone a sporting chance.
Leicestershire Chief Executive Mike Siddall said “We are delighted to support the activities of the Lord’s Taverners which is the biggest cricket based charity in the UK. It donates over £2.5 million a year to supporting individuals and groups who want to participate in sport but are struggling to find the opportunity.
“In addition through their funding of minibuses and special needs sport like Table Cricket and Wheelchair Basketball many are having the opportunity to be involved in competitive sport which might otherwise be beyond their reach.”
Roger Summerton, East Midlands Chairman of The Lord’s Taverners, echoed Mike’s enthusiasm for the partnership.
He said: “We are delighted to be involved with Leicestershire as they focus increasingly on being part of the Leicestershire community.
“We fundraise in the county and also put significant amounts back, most recently through helping to fund sensory equipment at Goldhill Play Scheme and 5 wheelchairs for Leicester Cobras wheelchair basketball team. The partnership will help us do more.”
As part of the partnership, Leicestershire have made Sunday 15 May a charity day at Grace Road for Lord’s Taverners.
This will provide an opportunity to raise funds but also to profile some of the work that is done by The Lord’s Taverners. Why not come along and support your county against Warwickshire and learn more about The Lord’s Taverners.