Become part of the 2017 Blue Bails scheme which will provide you with a unique opportunity to support Cricket United and raise money for your own club in the process.
Cricket United is a joint fundraising appeal supporting the UK’s three largest charities, the Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund.
Inspiration was drawn from the McGrath Foundation day held annually during the Sydney Test. While the McGrath Foundation turn the SCG pink, Cricket United Day turns the Kia Oval light blue.
The initiative is supported by the England & Wales Cricket Board and will take place this year on the third day of Test Match between England & South Africa on Saturday 29th July.
Clubs can support Cricket United by participating in the Blue Bails campaign. We’ll provide you with a set of blue bails, blue ribbon for your umpires so you can re-create what is going on at Test Match at your own Club.
All we ask is for a minimum donation of £100 in return for the above any other funds raised by your Club, it is up to you whether you donate to the campaign or invest in your own Club. We will also provide you with posters and balloons to promote your day. It is down to you how small or large you wish to make your fundraising on the day.
On registering your club will gain an automatic entry into the Local Cricketing Hero competition. If your Club wins the cricketing hero may be available to join you on the 29th July or in the past some Clubs have used the opportunity to get the Cricketing Hero to attend their end of season dinner or provide a coaching session for their colts. The competition will be drawn on Monday 3rd July.
As well as the above you will receive some Yorkshire Teabags and Shepherd Neame have kindly offered to donate some beer to all participating clubs. You will also be provided with Cross Club raffle tickets if you would like them and prizes include such items as a Cricket United signed bat, a night’s stay in a hotel, memorabilia, etc.
The initiative was piloted in the Surrey League and proved very successful with some Clubs raising large sums of money for themselves as well supporting Cricket United. The £100 donation does not have to be made until after the event.
If you would like to take part in what we hope will soon become a national initiative please register via the Cricket United website.
If you would like more information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Relf at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will join us in raising money for both yourselves and Cricket United.