Kent Cricket Development Trust
The Kent Cricket Development Trust is an independent charitable trust affiliated to Kent Cricket (registered charity no: 1155485).
The trust aims to promote and encourage community participation in healthy recreation by providing opportunities for the playing of cricket and engaging in physical activity that is capable of improving health.
Why support the Trust?
- Promote community participation in healthy recreation in cricket and other activities that are capable of improving health
- Advance the education and development of children and young people by using cricket as a delivery medium
- Provide activities for those who have a need by reason of their age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social and economic circumstances and in doing so improve their conditions of life
How can I support the Trust?
- Make an online donation
- Text KCDT17 £2 to 70070
- Attend a fundraising event
- Book a Mascot Experience
- Match Ball Sponsorship
- Pledge a donation – when purchasing tickets for Kent Cricket fixtures or booking on to a course or event
- Subscribe to the Kent Community Cricket e-newsletter
We have a limited number of tickets for specific Kent matches to donate to good causes. To be considered for one for these, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We endeavour to help as many charities as possible, however requests are not guaranteed.
Kent Wildlife Trust will be Kent Cricket’s official charity for 2017.
The club hopes to raise awareness of the charity’s campaigns to protect, recreate and reconnect wild places to produce a robust and vibrant countryside, where a rich, exciting and wild environment can be enjoyed by everyone.
The Trust was founded in 1958 to protect wildlife and wild habitats in the Garden of England and we will be working with the charity to promote these values throughout the 2017 season.
Ed Charles, the Trust’s Head of Marketing, said: “Kent Wildlife Trust is delighted to have been nominated as charity of the year by Kent County Cricket Club.
” At a time where the environment continues to be under constant threat Kent Wildlife Trust values the opportunity to speak to the community about how they can help us in pursuit of our charitable aims – namely protecting wildlife for the future.
“We look forward to our relationship proving fruitful in pursuing our aims.”
Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford said: “We are delighted to welcome Kent Wildlife Trust as this year’s charity and promote their campaigns to protect and enhance green spaces in the Garden of England.
“We are proud to support a range of charities, community groups and good causes across the county including our own Development Trust.”
Kent and England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings visited the launch of a new disability cricket programme for which he will serve as an ambassador alongside Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast.
Joining forces with the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, the Lord’s Taverners, the ambassadors will help raise awareness and understanding of the charity’s programmes within recreational cricket.
The ambassador programme’s aim is to both strengthen the connection between the Lord’s Taverners and professional cricketers and to raise awareness of the charity’s initiatives amongst the younger supporters of the game.
The ambassadors will attend regional and national Lord’s Taverners programmes and events, as well as showing support by using a charity coloured bat grip when they play.
Paul Robin, CEO Lord’s Taverners, welcomed the launch of the ambassador programme: “We’ve made a concerted effort to get the support of professional cricketers throughout the country in the lead up to the 2017 season, not only to improve their understanding of what we do but to help share our charitable message with cricket fans across the country.
“Having a player of Sam’s calibre here today, engaging and playing cricket with disabled young people in Bromley is fantastic and something they won’t forget.”
The programme was delivered to young people in 23 London boroughs in 2016 with the aim of reaching all 32 London Boroughs in the next three years.