2013 marks the third consecutive year in which Cricket Without Boundaries has benefited from the generous support of the Woodward Charitable Trust. The trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts and generally supports small to medium sized charities across a number of areas including community and social welfare, the arts, environment and education. The money received from the trust has been directed towards projects in Rwanda, and have helped make the visits to that country some of CWB's most effective and memorable.
Last month I announced to the World via Twitter that I finally knew my status.
This wasn't my relationship status, or my Facebook status but in fact my HIV status. After years of telling anyone who would listen about the importance of regular HIV testing, I finally took a test myself!
Cricket without Boundaries has partnered with eBay Charity giving to allow our supporters to sell items on eBay and donate between 10% and 100% of the sale price. You'll get a fee credit on your eBay listing fees, and your donation will be collected automatically 3 weeks after your item sells.
Cricket Without Boundaries has been buoyed by a tremendous donation from the Red Snapper Group. Red Snapper contributed £10,000 towards the charity and is now proudly showing off its association with CWB via the company website with the CWB logo prominently displayed to all visitors.
When I first heard about Cricket Without Boundaries, CWB, I was intrigued and interested but this was tempered with a hint of caution or maybe even scepticism.
Featuring crowds of enthusiastic children, heart-breaking HIV/AIDS stories and more than a little thinking on our feet, the Autumn 2013 Uganda project was, quite simply incredible.
Luke Sellers reports on Day Nine from Uganda.
There are many things from our time in Kilembe that will live long in the memory; the breath-taking scenery, the insatiable appetite for cricket and the warmth of the people.
But above all of these it is the stories of two very special women in particular that will leave the most enduring imprint on myself and the rest of the team.
Cricket Without Boundaries will be one of four charities supported by Crabtree Junior School in Harpenden, Hertfordshire this year after being made aware of CWB by Mrs Renier who visited Northern Uganda with the charity in the Spring.
Mrs Renier said "After returning from Uganda I was amazed at the impact that CWB had with the children we worked with and wanted to continue supporting the charity as much as possible. Ian Patrick the head teacher has been incredibly supportive and I hope that our school will be able to help future projects out in Africa. I also think it will encourage my children to think about themselves as members of a world wide community for which we all have responsibilities.
First time volunteer Marissa Rundle, blogs from Rwanda about the relationship between women, sport and HIV/Aids.
At first it was difficult to see the link between coaching cricket and HIV/Aids education. How wrong was I. A few days ago we visited Fawe Girls Secondary College (Kigali). After a massive downfall of rain we braved the large puddles and roaming cows to play some cricket. It was their first introduction to the game and within a few hours of coaching we could see great potential for the Rwandan women's squad. They loved it.