| Cricket United Day is a joint fundraising appeal by three leading cricket charities: the Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund

| The aim is to raise awareness and funds for the charities to help improve lives through cricket

| Cricket United Day is the UK’s biggest cricket awareness and fundraising day, fully supported by ECB and Surrey CCC

Funds raised from the day will help:

| Lord’s Taverners give hundreds of disabled pupils across the UK the chance to represent their schools at competitive cricket;

| Chance to Shine to give one thousand schoolchildren the opportunity to play and learn through cricket; and

| PCA Benevolent Fund to continue to run a confidential helpline, providing advice and treatment to players suffering from mental health issues

| The England team and management are wearing special Test shirts with the Cricket United logo on the collar to show their support for Cricket United Day

| Players have drawn portraits of members of the media – and vice versa – which the charities are now auctioning on ebay. Includes a full team picture by Joe Root

| The following Test match sponsors are changing their advertising boards blue around the ground on the day: Investec, Waitrose, Marstons, Hardys, Yorkshire Tea, Stowford Press, Jaguar, Etihad, Bet 365, Specsavers, Liberty Mutual, Pru Health, Lyca Mobile, Kia, Surrey CCC Site, OCS, Anglia Ruskin University and Wellman

| A Cricket United flag is flying on top of the Pavilion throughout the day

| Waitrose is donating £100 to Cricket United charities for every boundary scored on the day. They are also providing blue T-shirts for the charities to sell to fans

| Children who have benefited from the charities are forming a guard of honour for the players at the start of the day

| Cricket United ambassadors Mark Butcher and Adam Hollioake are supporting the day and helping to fundraise in the ground

| During the lunch break, Surrey Development coaches are leading a training session on the outfield for children from London and Surrey clubs, including children with vision impairment

There are a number of ways for fans to support the day at the ground:

| Simply wear something blue and help turn the Kia Oval blue

| Buy a Cricket United T-shirt for £5 donation or a raffle ticket for £2 from one of the volunteers or at a Cricket United hub

| Donate by text. Text CRIC55 £5 to 70070 to make a donation via mobile phone

| Help spread the word using the Cricket United hashtag and by sharing a blue ‘selfie’

| Place a bid on ebay for one of the portraits drawn by members of the England team and by Sky, BBC and Channel 5 commentary teams
If they are not at the ground:

| Make a donation online or by texting CRIC £5 (or other amount) to 70070

| Buy a Cricket United tie from the T.M.Lewin website

| Spread the word on social media as above

| Buy a Lycamobile SIM card. Lycamobile are donating £1 to Cricket United for every SIM card sold today and throughout the summer