Why You Won't Want to Miss Bamburgh Castle's Cricket Day
Living North readers are invited to head to Bamburgh on Wednesday 14th June for a wonderful day of cricket, lunch and entertainment to help raise money for two youth sport charities which do amazing work across the UK
The Lord’s Taverners positively impact the lives of young people facing the challenges of inequality. They provide inclusive and impactful cricket programmes such as Wicketz, Super 1s, Table Cricket and Sports Kit Recycling, and empower young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities and confidence required to overcome the challenges of inequality and to reach their potential.
Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity for rugby. A grant-making charity, they fund life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland. Every penny their volunteers raise is spent in their local communities and in the last year they’ve helped 91,000 vulnerable children and young people. Like The Lord’s Taverners, fundraising is key in supporting the work they do which includes health and wellbeing support, specialist equipment and sensory rooms.
Both The Lord’s Taverners and Wooden Spoon will be greatly supported by this special cricket match in Bamburgh.
On the day, the first innings will begin at 11am before the bar opens at 11.30am. During the three-course lunch at 12.30pm, there’ll be an auction and a raffle which will play a huge part in raising vital funds for both charities, in addition to ticket sales and one-off donations that can be made throughout the day. Guests will enjoy a full day of cricket until 6.30pm when presentations will take place.
Cricketers set to take part on the day include legend of England rugby Rob Andrew, Gordon Kennedy, Durham player Phil Mustard and England Physical Disability captain Iain Nairn, while Lord’s Taverners president David Gower will be umpiring.
Guests can look forward to a whole day of entertainment on and off the field (including celebrity guest appearances, with the full line-up still to be confirmed), as they support the vital work of these charities. Those attending will also be given the chance to find out more about the impact they have and the programmes they run. They’ll also find out more about what each charity needs and and how we can all support them, both on the day and in the future.
'Fundraising events like these are a brilliant opportunity
to raise vital funds, awareness of the impact the charity has,
and network with the local community'
Jamie Graham, chair of the Northumberland and Durham Lord’s Taverners committee, says: ‘Fundraising events like these are a brilliant opportunity to raise vital funds, awareness of the impact the charity has, and network with the local community. On this occasion, it’s also fantastic to be raising awareness of and splitting the proceeds from the day with Wooden Spoon.
‘These are uncertain times for young people facing the challenges of inequality, so to see the positive impact our cricket programmes have is incredibly inspiring. They equip young people with disabilities and from disadvantaged communities with the tools they need to develop life skills and reach their potential. As a charity we’re fully committed to continuing to deliver and grow the reach of our work and play a key part in making cricket as impactful and inclusive across the UK as possible, and events like today only help us when striving to reach that goal.’