Kent County Cricket Club's official charity for the 2014 season is Demelza. Demelza Hospice Care for Children supports over 600 families of children with life limited illness across Kent, South London and East Sussex. For more information please visit their website www.demelza.org.uk
Kent County Cricket Club are proud to be partnering The Lord’s Taverners and The Lady Taverners and supporting their fundraising activities and initiatives which aim to encourage youngsters to play cricket.
The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, and the official charity for recreational cricket whose objective is to give young people a sporting chance. This year The Lord’s Taverners will donate over £3 million to help young people of all abilities and backgrounds participate in sporting activities by channelling funding into specific schemes:
The Lady Taverners is a vital and dedicated fundraising arm of The Lord's Taverners. Founded in 1987, they have raised over £12 million in their 25 years. The Lord's Taverners is famous for its charitable giving to cricket, but the Ladies tend to focus their fundraising on specially adapted minibuses and sport and recreation for young people with special needs.
* Encouraging participation in youth cricket, particularly in disadvantaged areas – providing grants towards non-turf pitches, funding for youth cricket competitions and donating hundreds of cricket bags to clubs and school teams across the UK
* Supporting recreational and sporting activities for youngsters with special needs – donating specially adapted minibuses and sports wheelchairs giving young people vital transportation and access to sport, and providing grants for play and sports equipment
Fifty per cent of the funds awarded go to cricket projects - equipment and competitions for those young people playing the game at grass roots level in schools and clubs. The other half is awarded to special needs schools or organisations, supporting their work to encourage youngsters to participate in recreational activities and a wide range of disabled sports.
We are also keen to support other local charities. We have a limited number of tickets for specific Kent matches to donate to good causes. To be considered for one for these, please complete the form below with your name, telephone number, email address, information about the event and the charity involved.
We endeavour to help as many charities as possible, however requests are not guaranteed.