Support for Communities and Local Clubs
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt across the game, but many recreational clubs are coming together alongside their local communities to raise funds for their local club, wider communities, or charities close to the players.
Here, we will champion the efforts of community clubs and provide further details of how to get involved and show your support.
For clubs wishing to find out more about financial support, Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) has set up a COVID-19 hub for updates and support across the recreational game. Click HERE to access the hub.
A number of fundraising initiatives have launched in Derbyshire across the professional and recreational game, including;
- Derbyshire first-team squad complete relay marathon for 2.6 challenge
- Derbyshire Cricket Foundation provide support for community clubs, including funding advice
- Mickleover CC raise funds for Captain Tom Moore & print 3D masks for NHS
- Sandiacre Town CC fundraising by running a virtual lap of all 18 first-class counties
- Wirksworth & Middleton CC fundraising for a local food bank
- Derbyshire launches Together, We Are All Derbyshire initiative to engage supporters & keep cricket talking
- First-team players call-round elderly Members
Find out more & support
Click the links to find out more about each activity and to donate.
Sandiacre Town CC virtual lap of all 18 first-class counties for Mind
Darley Dale CC 50 and Century challenge for trio of charities
Mickleover CC ‘100 Club’ and Club Shop
Spondon Juniors CC walk to Lord’s
Wirksworth & Middleton CC fundraising for a local food banks
Belper Meadows CC and the Great Derbyshire Hike
Are you helping in your local community? Is your club currently fundraising? Get in touch and let us know via email@example.com
Lockdown Heroes Awards
The Cricketer has launched a series of awards designed to recognise the feats of compassion, generosity and creativity among the cricket community during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nominations for Lockdown Heroes opens 1 June, giving clubs, players, fans, followers, coaches, teachers, parents and administrators across the country the chance to celebrate those who have made a real difference over the course of the past 10 weeks.
Five categories are up for grabs, including Club Hero, Pro Hero, Social Media Hero, Young Hero and Fundraising Hero.
A hero might be a club stalwart who has kept the outfield from overgrowing during lockdown. A hero might be a county player who has helped deliver food to the vulnerable. A hero might be a child who has raised money for the NHS in their back garden.
As long as there is a link to cricket, they are eligible.
You can find out full details, and nominate your chosen hero, by visiting www.thecricketer.com/lockdownheroes.
The ECB has also set up a national COVID-19 resource hub on ecb.co.uk/covid-19 to offer assistance, focusing on:
- Providing physical and mental health support to the general public, with NHS information, a Vitality ‘Fit 4 Cricket’ series and a Lord’s Taverners online hub for cricket-based activities
- Delivering fun and educational interactive resources for children in partnership with Chance to Shine
- Supporting the recreational game by providing emergency funds and resources