England 2005 Ashes hero Matthew Hoggard is swapping his whites for a wetsuit to raise money for Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) as part of its 10th Anniversary, and we want you to get involved to help celebrate this landmark year for the Charity.
Games of cricket are not too common in Oslo, Norway... even less so in the middle of an icy winter where temperatures have regularly been below -10 degrees. Such trivial matters do not perturb the Captain Scott's XI cricket team however. The world famous team (thanks to being the subject of classic books such as "Penguins Stopped Play") are about to make a trip to the Norwegian capital to take part in an "Arctic Challenge", which includes a rather unique game of ice cricket. Given the match ably demonstrates the concept of "Cricket Without Boundaries", the team were inspired to raise money for the charity as part of the event.
Cricket Without Boundaries Kenya team, who will depart for the East African nation in February 2012, will be the third CWB group to work with the Maasai Warriors project in Nanyuki, continuing what has developed into one of the most successful partnerships in the history of CWB.
Cricket without Boundaries partner with Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust
CWB and the Belvoir Trust have started what promises to be a very fruitful working relationship. The trust is headed up by Chairman Phil O'Brien and Director ex Surrey and Nottinghamshire cricketer Darren Bicknell, both of whom will be volunteering with CWB on the spring Uganda trip. The key aim of the Belvoir Trust is getting young people active and engaged in the countryside.
To celebrate Cricket Without Boundaries 10th Year Anniversary, we have teamed up with Gloucestershire Cricket Club, to host a volunteers reunion day at the County Ground, Bristol on Sunday 2nd August meeting from 10am at the ground. For £10 per ticket you can catch up with fellow volunteers and watch Gloucestershire take on local rivals Somerset in a 50 over match.
The charity – which uses cricket to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and bring smiles to the faces of 1000s of children each year - is looking for enthusiastic people to go on projects to five African countries in 2016.
Trips are typically two weeks long and include coaching in schools, training local teachers and running cricket festivals.
No cricketing experience is required as full training is provided before you go.
Cricket Without Boundaries is delighted to be featured in the recent DFID publication Girl Summit – One Year On. Girl Summit 2014, co-hosted by the UK government and UNICEF in London in July 2014, built partnerships and galvanised the global movements to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM).
Trustee Chris Kangis joined the Test Match Special team for the tea time interview, along with Chris Broad and Matthew Hoggard. Hoggy will undertake his final swim for CWB on 29th August - donate here or text Hoggy49 to 70070.
This Sunday (13th September) sees the return of the Great North Run and four CWB supporters will be pounding the course to raise funds for our ambassadors programme.
Joining the legendary Mo Farah, the fabulous four will tackle the 13.1 mile course from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields. The Great North Run has now become the world’s leading half marathon and it is the first time that CWB have had charity spots in the event.
On Wednesday 11th November, we will be celebrating our 10th year anniversary with a pub quiz with a difference in the heart of London's West End. Find out how you can be there!
We will be celebrating 10 years of delivering HIV/AIDS awareness through cricket coaching in Africa in the Seven Dials club in Covent Garden. The event will be hosted by Jim Carter* of Downtown Abbey fame and the night will feature a raffle, drinks and nibbles.
The Warriors film made by our good friend Barney Douglas now has the following UK releases, it would be great if as many people as possible could go along and support this amazing documentary.
If you can tweet about the film @warriorsfilm then all the better!
Use the hashtag #WakeTheLion which refers to a campaign to build a sports and education centre for young people in the Maasai village.