Major And Tufnell Line Up To Celebrate Cricket For Change Anniversary
Community-based charity Cricket for Change will be celebrating 30 years of helping change the lives of disadvantaged young people at a special anniversary dinner in central London on 19th October 2011.
Those attending the event will be treated to an evening of conversation and wisdom from Sir John Major (the charity’s 30th Anniversary Patron) and Phil Tufnell (the charity’s current President). As well as helping raise vital funds for the charity, guests will also be able to hear from some of the young people who have benefitted from the work of the charity and learn about how the charity has grown and developed (nationally and internationally) over the last three decades.
Cricket for Change, was born out of the Brixton riots of 1981 (then as the London Community Cricket Association) and Sir John Major notes that, “The founders of the charity realised that cricket had great healing qualities, that it could do a great deal socially as well as being a sport that people could enjoy.
“The development of the expertise of the staff involved (over 30yrs) is so great that UNICEF, the ICC and other bodies now turn to them for help. The original concept, as we have seen with the troubles in our own country this summer, is still needed. From the outset, the charity’s aims and focus were right and there is a great deal more to come”.