CRICKET UNITED DAY
ABOUT CRICKET UNITED DAY
Cricket United Day | Saturday, 13th August 2016
Blue stumps, blue baggies, blue suits – we’ve seen it all on Cricket United Day over the past few years!
Launched in 2013, when the Cricket United flag was first raised on the Kia Oval Pavilion, the joint cricket charity appeal has gone from strength to strength.
And the UK’s biggest cricket awareness and fundraising day is back in 2016. The date for your diary is Saturday, 13th August – day three of the fourth Investec Test Match between England and Pakistan. We’re looking to make Cricket United Day bigger and bluer than ever!
Three charities. One aim: to change lives through cricket.
Lives like Jamie Hood, former Yorkshire cricketer, who needed support after a serious road accident, or schoolboy Harry who is autistic and has used cricket at school to make friends and improve his self-confidence. Click here to see some of the other individuals who have benefited from your support.
Last year you helped us raise £170,000 and we need your help again. There are many simple and fun ways you can get involved, from wearing blue to the ground, buying an official Cricket United cap, organising a Blue Bails Day at your local cricket club or just by spreading the word on social media.
Your donations will help:
| Lord’s Taverners provide more sporting chances for disadvantaged and disabled young people
| Chance to Shine to spread the power of cricket in schools and communities
| PCA Benevolent Fund continue to run a confidential counselling service, providing advice and treatment to players suffering from debilitating issues, either mentally or physically
We are very grateful to England & Wales Cricket Board and Surrey CCC for backing Cricket United Day right from the start and to all our corporate partners who have become involved and made the event such a success.
We are also overwhelmed by the support we get from cricket fans, like you. Thank you for uniting and helping to change lives through cricket!
“Saturday 13 August 2016 is the date for your diary and I am already looking forward to seeing the Kia Oval turn blue once again.”
Michael Vaughan, Cricket United Ambassador