We were delighted to make a charity donation to the Lord’s Taverners on the night of our annual cricket dinner in October 2019.
Swardeston chairman Stuart Bartram was able to hand over a cheque for £2,412, funds raised at our summer ball held in May.
Stuart said: “At the beginning of the year we were thrilled to form a partnership with the Lord’s Taverners and the first event we combined on was our summer ball held at Dunston Hall. We agreed then to give a split of funds raised on the night to the Taverners.
“We are currently in discussion with the Taverners’ Norfolk team on events for 2020, which will help celebrate and support the Taverners’ 70th anniversary nationwide.”
Founded in 1950 at the Tavern pub at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
At the Swardeston dinner, Taverners’ Norfolk Regional committee member Jon Hook received the cheque on behalf of the Taverners.
Gary Towers, Norfolk Regional Chairman of Lord’s Taverners, said: “The Lords Taverners are delighted to be working in partnership with Swardeston Cricket Club and very much appreciate this generous donation which will assist us in supporting disabled and disadvantaged young people.
“We believe that sport and recreation are essential for all young people regardless of ability and background. The minibuses we provide help the children at special needs schools to get out and enjoy new places and experiences and the play equipment enhances the learning experiences and future development of the young people.”