We are delighted to support two incredible charities as part of T20 Pro:Am. Please see the details below to find out more about them and the work they do in our community.
Runs4Funds is a fundraising initiative founded by Northamptonshire Steelbacks all-rounder, Steven Crook. It uses cricket as the vehicle to raise much needed funds and awareness for local children’s charities. In 2015, Steven raised £5,000 for a sensory garden for Lewis Herbert, who suffers from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, to enjoy with his family.
After an amazing 2016, Steven was able to raise nearly £25,000 for Thomas’s Fund, a charity that provide music therapy for children with life limiting illness and in 2017, Runs4Funds are proud to be supporting Alfe’s Cause. Alfe’s Cause work with families affected by childhood cancer and other long term illnesses.
Few careers carry so much uncertainty as that of a professional cricketer but thanks to the PCA Benevolent Fund, past and present players have a vital support network which helps them to prepare for and readjust in the world beyond cricket.
The PCA Benevolent Fund support current and former cricketers and their immediate family members in times of hardship and upheaval. They provide vital funding for operations and medical procedures, help those who are having difficulty adjusting to life after cricket find an alternative careers and assist current players with professional support and expert advice.