Graeme White and James Kettleborough of Northamptonshire are supporting the ‘Batting for Charity’ campaign, an initiative organised by County Championship sponsors LV=.
The charity initiative will see Graeme and James display an LV= sticker on their bats for the remainder of the cricket season and in return, LV= will donate £250 towards a deserving charity of their choice. Graeme is supporting the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation, helping Rwandans from all backgrounds with access to cricket and other sport facilities, while James is donating to Sue Ryder at St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger.
Ed Pearson from Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation said: “It’s great to hear that the work we are doing with the RCSF is being supported far and wide across the international cricketing community. Every donation helps us to realise our vision of creating a national cricket stadium for Rwanda and improving access to sport for all Rwandans, so we’re really happy that Graeme is supporting us.”
Paula Priestley, Head of Hospice Fundraising at St John’s Hospice, said: “We’re delighted that James has chosen to support our Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice through the Batting for Charity initiative. The hospice provides specialist palliative care for people with a wide range of end of life illnesses, and every donation helps to keep our services running for those who depend on them.”
Further players taking part in the Batting for Charity initiative are due to be announced in the coming weeks, with LV= sponsoring a host of good causes across a range of counties.
Claire Jeromson, LV= Head of Sponsorship added: “Batting for Charity has been going strong for two seasons now and we’re delighted we can continue to make a difference to local causes with cricketers like Graeme and James. We hope this year’s donations will help support the great work these charities do and we look forward to welcoming more players on board this season.”