Glamorgan County cricketers Dean Cosker and Ben Wright today join a host of high profile cricketers in supporting ‘Batting for Charity’, an initiative organised by County Championship sponsors LV=.
The charity initiative will see Cosker and Wright display an LV= sticker on their bats for the remainder of the cricket season and in return, LV= will donate £250 towards the NSPCC as nominated by Cosker while Wright has elected the Tom Maynard Trust to receive the £250 donation.
The NSPCC was set up in 1884 with the goal of ending cruelty to children in the UK. The Tom Maynard Trust was established following the tragic death of the Surrey cricketer, which aims to help the development of disadvantaged cricketers.
Mike Fatkin, spokesperson for the Tom Maynard Trust commented: “We are very grateful for the donation from LV=. Every donation we receive makes a huge difference to the work that we do. To have Ben championing our cause on the cricket field is just brilliant and we wish Ben the best of luck for the rest of the season.”
Glamorgan cricketer Ben Wright added: “I am very pleased to be able to support the Tom Maynard Trust this season. It is an incredibly worthy cause; the support the charity offers and the difference they make to people’s lives is incredible, so if my donation can help the work they do, it’s the least I can do.”
Cosker and Wright join a host of LV= County Championship cricketers, such as Derbyshire’s Wayne Madsen, Leicestershire’s Michael Thornley and Tim Ambrose of Warwickshire, taking part in LV=’s charity initiative.
Claire Jeromson, LV= Head of Sponsorship added: “It’s great to be partnering with County Championship cricketers such as Dean and Ben to help them support the charities close to their hearts. We launched this initiative last season and had a very positive response and we hope this year’s donations will help support the great work these charities do.”