Working with Citizens Cymru Wales (registered charity 1107624) we are supporting a Covid-19 Response Fund to help local community groups across Wales to tackle food poverty.
Funds raised will be distributed by Citizens Cymru Wales to food banks and other food poverty initiatives in Wales who need it most.The first four organisations to benefit will be the Al Ikhlas Centre Foodbank in Cardiff, the Pontypridd Foodbank, Race Council Cymru’s Swansea BAME Hub, and the Coed Mawr Community Centre Foodbank in Bangor.To donate to this worthy cause please visit our Just Giving page 👉 HERE.
The Cricket Tea-A-Thon encourages cricket clubs and community groups across England and Wales to register and become food collection points, donating goods to their local foodbanks. Read more here
During the 'Cricket Tea-A-Thon', fans can get involved by posting pictures of their teas with friends and family using #CricketTea and by donating money or food to clubs involved in this initiative.Donate 👉 HERE.
We raised £500 for this Response Fund by auctioning unmissable coaching experiences with our professional team of coaches as part of the Together Through This Test auction, which saw all 18 first-class counties, MCC, ECB and PCA raise over £35,000 for various local causes across England and Wales.
TOGETHER THROUGH THIS TESTAlongside the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) we have launched ‘Together Through This Test’ - to shine a light on the work undertaken by the game in response to COVID-19 and highlighting the resources available to the public.
Cricket staff, volunteers and players across England and Wales – from both the professional and the recreational game - have already taken part in over 200 initiatives during lockdown.
GIVING THANKS TO OUR NHS HEROES
To demonstrate our immense appreciation and thanks to workers on the front-line, we announced our 'Nominate your NHS Hero' initiative which offers free tickets to all NHS staff. If you have someone you would like to nominate to receive their five free adult tickets to a future T20 fixture, click here to help us say thanks, on behalf of everyone at Glamorgan Cricket and Sophia Gardens.
The following members of our staff have offered their time as volunteers to the NHS:
"I felt I could give a few hours of my time 2/3 days a week so I signed up to be an NHS volunteer. As a driver, this could be delivering medicines, collecting shopping, or hospital drop-offs or collections. It is all controlled on an app and you basically turn it on when you're available. I just hope, if the opportunity arises, I can help somebody in need out, brighten up their day, and help everybody get through this tricky period and hopefully look forward to the second half of the summer."
Mike ClaydonNCC Manager and Community Officer
A number of the Club's staff and players have helped to raise money for the NHS in aid of the charitable campaign ‘Run For Heroes’ - running 5k and donating £5.
Our Club Sponsorship Executive, Oliver Waterhouse, has been helping a local farm shop with their order and delivery service of fresh produce and essentials. The Castle Farm Community Hub initiative was set up to help those in isolation locally, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, as well as to support the local farming community.
The Club has offered use of Sophia Gardens' facilities and site to the Welsh Government during the crisis.
#TwitterCoinToss Hosted by Carmarthen Wanderers (Carl Holding), this competition now has 128 clubs in its current format with each round hosted and filmed by a cricket network person who sets the scene and creates the result. This has generated a lot of intra-club engagement with clubs selecting teams.
#VirtualSEWCL Spearheaded by Lisvane CC @lisvanecc who are using the original schedule of fixtures, loading them into an auto-generated fixture programme and creating results and player scores from it. This has also generated a lot of SM club activity.
Cricket Wales’ Question of Sport This engaged many competitors across Wales and generated over £1,000 for the mental health charity ‘Opening Up Cricket’ You can read more here.
Jones the Bat has created a series of podcasts about recreational players across Wales - you can listen to them here.
Professional Cricketer Q&A: Cricket Wales is soon to launch a series of network generated questions, from young and old, in which Glamorgan players will self-record videos for Cricket Wales to post across the Welsh cricket network.
Grounds supportCricket Wales have been supporting concerns about Club Grounds issues, including access and maintainability via a GMA online course. Also yet to come is a Q&A with Glamorgan Cricket’s Head Groundskeeper, Robin Saxton, who will provide top tips as well as answering questions from Clubs.
Google Classroom has been used effectively with over 400 young people on our pathway to provide physical, mental and skill content to work on at home.
Club Charity Support: Many Clubs have been generating films and events across individual households to support charities. Key examples include:
Buckley CC’s #BCCBigRunChase was set up to raise vital funds for the club during this period, with part of the funds raised being donated to a local food bank
Brymbo CC have been holding virtual pub quiz nights to raise money for NHS charities
Gresford Cricket have started an initiative called #Walk4Eva – to raise money for a girl from Wrexham diagnosed with DIPG; ‘Unbeatable Eva - Fight against DIPG’
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