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.
Starlight Children’s Foundation is a national charity that is dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Their aim is to preserve childhood throughout serious illness, by helping children and their families to escape the routine and reality of treatment. To do this they grant wishes and offer services in hospitals and hospices that provide play, entertainment and distraction, reframing the experience to be more positive.
Play and distraction are vital to children as they develop and grow – and at a time when they need help to process what they are experiencing, often they find themselves without the tools of play to help them do so. From shows and panto, to wishes and distraction activities, by supporting Starlight, you will be helping children like 5-year old Connie (pictured below).
Connie was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious condition where high blood pressure in the blood vessels that supply the lungs can damage the right side of the heart. Connie loves telling stories and she absolutely loves baking and her Starlight Wish was to make a birthday cake for her favourite Princess, Snow White.
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.