On 8th October I set out from Cardiff, where Tom was born, and hopefully – legs intact – I arrive in Colwyn Bay, where he made his first senior Glamorgan appearance, a couple of weeks later. Taking in the Welsh Three Peaks along the way. ‘You must be mad’ indeed…
I am taking on this challenge to raise funds to build a children’s cricket net area at the home of Glamorgan Cricket, at Sophia Gardens, in Tom’s name as a legacy. When Tom was young and his mum brought him down to Sophia Gardens, he’d spend all the day playing cricket on the field at the top of the ground. The old landscape of the stadium has long since changed and currently there are no facilities for children to play and practice their cricket skills safely, nor can they play their impromptu games on the outfield during lunch and tea intervals as they used to be able to.
I want to change that and by raising my target of £20,000 we hope to create a ‘net’ area for children to have some fun, bowl some balls and whack it as our Tom loved to do as a child, as part of a wider commitment to develop new family facilities.
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Big thanks to Abbey Glass, Cardiff Macron and Dragon signs for their help and support so far.
The Tom Maynard Trust was set up in 2012 following Tom’s sudden death. We have raised getting on for £500,000 and supported numerous individuals and organisations since then. You can find information about all the projects we have supported and individuals we have helped elsewhere on the website, including a detailed document outlining the Trust’s achievements and how we arrived at this particular legacy idea.
Thanks for your support.
Yours – in wellies