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SOMERSET PLAYERS SUPPORT RUNS AND WICKETS FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN

Jack Brooks and Roelof van der Merwe will be supporting disadvantaged and disabled young people across Somerset this summer as part of the Lord’s Taverners Runs and Wickets for Change campaign.

This season, batsmen involved will be helping the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sport charity raise money with every run they score, while the bowlers will be replicating this fundraising for wicket taking, where you can donate to their fundraising per wicket taken.

They will be supporting this style of fundraising, which saw £10,000 raised for the cause in 2020, at a time when the charity’s activity has been hampered by Covid-19.

During lockdown the charity has been able to engage with many participants through online activity to support their mental wellbeing. However, this cannot replace the face-to-face weekly sessions through cricket progammes Wicketz, Super 1s and Table Cricket that help young people stay active while fulfilling their potential and building life skills – making the charity’s work more vital than ever.

You can sponsor each run scored, or wicket taken, for as little, or as much as you like – and you can cap the maximum amount you’d like to donate, while also choosing whether you donate for a single match, month or year.

For more information and to donate to your player/s of choice please follow the links below:

JACK BROOKS

ROELOF VAN DER MERWE

All funds raised will go towards the Lord’s Taverners charity cricket programmes delivered in Somerset, which support some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK using sport and recreation to build links between communities and encouraging groups to play sport together.

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