Kent Cricket stars support Sport Relief

Monday 24th March 2014

Men’s First Team

Kent cricketer Adam Riley and assistant coach Matt Walker took to the phones on Friday night, assisting a team of volunteers at Chaucer Direct in Whitstable in raising thousands for Sport Relief.

The team at Whitstable were also joined by 2012 wheelchair rugby star Andy Barrow and former Fiji international rugby player Nicky Little, eager to support such a good cause.

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives, and the charity has raised over £195million since 2002. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief and helps people living incredibly tough lives, both in the UK and across the world.

Both Adam and Matt were thrilled to be part of local fundraising efforts, with Matt commenting; “I am very honoured to have been asked and it’s been great to see how it all works. Sport Relief is a really big event now and a great fundraiser for great causes, whether local or national.

“For the volunteers to have given up their time and man the phones, it’s priceless. At Kent Cricket we try to get out and support these kinds of events and especially as it is Sport Relief, it’s important that we play our part.”

Adam Riley, who cut the ribbon to officially open the call centre for the evening added;

“Being local to Whitstable, it was great to get involved and it’s interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. On television you see so much, but you don’t get to see how the money is raised and the work that goes on at the call centres.

“It just goes to show what sport can do, getting a town or region together to raise money for such a great cause.”

There’s still time to make your donation, if you haven’t done so already you can donate at