A humanitarian initiative supporting cricket-loving communities.


The Cricket Kindness Mission

We are forever dedicated to addressing to the desperate shortage of cricket kit in developing countries around the world with the endless supply of quality new & pre-loved cricket gear in well resourced countries. 

 

Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project Kit Recycling Programme continued collecting & upcycling cricket vast amounts of equipment in 2020, 2021 & 2022 and redistributing cricket goodwill to needy cricketing communities.  

 

For the past six years, the Cricket Kindness Project (formerly the Children's Cricket Charity) has given thousands of children, teenagers & adults throughout Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad, Nevis, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Nepal, Sierra Leone & Australia the simple joy of access to equipment to play the great game of cricket. 

 

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy having a look around. If you would like to support the Cricket Kindness initiative we would be so grateful. Donations can be made at  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cricketkindnessproject >     

 

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The Cricket Kindness Project was inspired by a heartfelt determination to make the world a happier place for cricket loving communities unable to access proper equipment and uniforms. Cricket Kindness relies on crowdfunding to continue. Every donation, small or big makes a difference. 

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cricketkindnessproject >


ANTIGUA March 2022 - Cricket Kindness Shipment Arrives for Distribution to Primary & Secondary Schools.

A wonderful morning celebrating our legendary Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Vivian Richards 70th birthday on March 7th, 2022 at Antigua Grammar School to donate a large haul of equipment.

Old Road Primary School and Urlings Primary School were delighted to receive much needed cricket gear for their PE departments. Urlings Primary students were especially excited to meet Sir Andy Roberts who came to help present kit to the school in the village where he grew up.  

Since 2017, the Cricket Kindness Project has worked alongside Ridley Jacobs, the coordinator of school cricket at the Antigua Ministry of Sport to deliver cricket gear into under-resourced government schools. Thanks to our recent kit contribution, Jacobs, a retired West Indies wicket-keeper & captain was able to reinstate the combined schools cricket programme in April after a long break due to Covid.

Sir Vivian Richards with Cricket Kindness Founder, Tamara Lowe at Antigua Grammar School, March 7th, 2022.
Sir Vivian Richards with Cricket Kindness Founder, Tamara Lowe at Antigua Grammar School, March 7th, 2022.

At Golden Grove Primary School the Hon. Daryll Matthew, the Resident British Commissioner to Antigua, Ms Lyndsy Thompson, the British High Commissioner to Barbados, Mr Scott Furressdon-Wood and Commander, Chris Hollingworth from the HMS Medway attended our Cricket Kindness Equipment Donation. What a brilliant morning it was! 

Villa Primary in urban St. Johns in the capital of Antigua. 

Girls & women's cricket in the Caribbean remains an important focus. We were pleased to donate a bag of amazing kit to the Under 19's Antigua female team. 

Under 19's Antiguan cricketer Chey- Anne Moses, Kumar Rodney from the Antigua Cricket Association and Cricket Kindness Founder, Tamara Lowe.
Under 19's Antiguan cricketer Chey- Anne Moses, Kumar Rodney from the Antigua Cricket Association and Cricket Kindness Founder, Tamara Lowe.


Our heartwarming clip outlining the positive impact Cricket Kindness is having in the Caribbean.  Immense thanks to GruberVision.  


BARBADOS March 2022 - 7 pallets of Cricket Goodwill Delivered.

During the last two weeks of March, many primary and secondary schools throughout Barbados were pleased to receive kit bags crammed full of age-appropriate cricket equipment. > Barbados 2022





Cricket Kindness Project Kit Contributions continuing streaming in.

Please get in touch if you can help with quality equipment.

The more we collect, the more communities we can help!


Here is Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Chris Lewis's reaction to mountains of quality new & up-cycled cricket kit we shipped in late 2021! Chris grew up in Guyana and knows first hand what it is like not to have proper equipment to play the game you love. 




April 2021 - NEPAL                    Bardiya Oriented Youth Society benefits from inaugural kit donation.

Cricket loving youngsters Nepal were ecstatic to receive a huge bag of cricket equipment sent to the Bardiya Oriented Youth Society from England. The Society in the rural Lumibini Province of Nepal was set up to support disadvantaged teenagers by a group of friends, including Himanshu Pokharel, a local teacher, after seeing many children in his area playing with a single broken bat, an old tennis ball & a pile of bricks for stumps.   



March 2021 - Sri Lankan          primary schools gifted junior kit bags.

Rural primary schools were delighted to receive junior equipment recently as part of our donation to the Foundation of Goodness. 

The schools include;

Malawenna Kanishta in Viduhala

Sirisumana Kanishta Vidyalaya in Rathgama

Jayanthi Model School in Hikkaduwa

Kalupe Vishaka Kanishta Vidyalaya in Kalupe  




Jan 2021 - Cricket Kindness Shipment Lands in Antigua.

Cricket Kindness sent another huge shipment of kit to Antigua from England in Jan 2021 as part of our ongoing commitment to grass roots cricket in impoverished communities in the twin island country of Antigua & Barbuda. The gear was distributed throughout primary and secondary schools by the Ministry of Sports with whom Cricket Kindness works closely. Antigua & Barbuda 2021 >

 

Read more below...

https://antiguabreakingnews.com/local-news/cricket-kindness-project-donates-a-quantity-of-gear-and-equipment-to-antigua/

 

https://antiguanewsroom.com/cricket-kindness-project-donates-a-quantity-of-gear-and-equipment-to-antigua/ 

 

https://pointville.ag/2021/01/15/cricket-kindness-project-donates-a-quantity-of-gear-and-equipment/

 

Cricket Kindness Ambassadors, Sir Richie Richardson (navy shirt) and Antigua Sports Commissioner, Hon. Colin James (pink shirt) donate kit to JT Ambrose School, Antigua.
Cricket Kindness Ambassadors, Sir Richie Richardson (navy shirt) and Antigua Sports Commissioner, Hon. Colin James (pink shirt) donate kit to JT Ambrose School, Antigua.

Jan 2021 - Cricket Goodwill Arrives in Nevis.

The Caribbean island of Nevis, sister isle to St Kitts received 3 pallets of cricket equipment goodwill collected in England and shipped to the capital, Charlestown. The kit was donated to the Nevis Cricket Association & will go a long way to boosting the spirit of cricket on the tiny Caribbean island. Nevis 2021>

Read more here...

https://www.nevispages.com/nevis-receives-signficant-supply-of-cricket-gear/

Augustine Merchant, from Nevis Cricket Association presents Nevis Ministry of Education representative with equipment donation by the Cricket Kindness Project for the children of Nevis. 27 Feb, 2021.
Augustine Merchant, from Nevis Cricket Association presents Nevis Ministry of Education representative with equipment donation by the Cricket Kindness Project for the children of Nevis. 27 Feb, 2021.

ABS News Stories covering our 2021 CRICKET KINDNESS PROJECT in the twin island nation of ANTIGUA & BARBDUDA.




March 2020 - Huge Cricket Kindness distribution in Sri Lanka.

A 40-ft container of cricket equipment and training gear shipped from Australia has been donated to Sri Lanka Cricket. The kit was distributed to 25 schools throughout Northern Sri Lanka after being used in an impressive U15 cricket tournament conducted by the Jaffna District Cricket Association on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket to identify talented young cricketers. 


Officials from Cricket Sri Lanka & the Jaffna District Cricket Association pictured with a massive Cricket Kindness equipment donation shipped from Australia.
Officials from Cricket Sri Lanka & the Jaffna District Cricket Association pictured with a massive Cricket Kindness equipment donation shipped from Australia.

June 2019 - Cricket Goodwill Container Arrives in Barbados.

A huge container packed with cricket gear collected in Sydney & shipped to Bridgetown was unloaded at Kensington Oval, June 20, 2019. Masses of cricket goodwill was gifted to thirty government Primary & Secondary schools between June 24th - 28th, 2019. Barbados 2019 >

BARBADOS container arrives at Kensington Oval for temporary storage during Cricket Kindness BARBADOS 2019.
BARBADOS container arrives at Kensington Oval for temporary storage during Cricket Kindness BARBADOS 2019.
Sri Lankan youngsters pictured with Cricket Sri Lanka Honorary Treasurer, Mohan Da Silva at St. Patrick's College, Jaffna. participating
Sri Lankan youngsters pictured with Cricket Sri Lanka Honorary Treasurer, Mohan Da Silva at St. Patrick's College, Jaffna. participating

Frederick Smith Secondary School, Barbados, June 24, 2019
Frederick Smith Secondary School, Barbados, June 24, 2019
Barbados Nation, July 23, 2019
Barbados Nation, July 23, 2019


Barbados Today, June 27, 2019
Barbados Today, June 27, 2019

Jan 2019 - Massive Cricket Goodwill Container for Antigua & Barbuda.

For the second time in fourteen months, a huge Cricket Kindness goodwill consignment was donated to the Antiguan Ministry of Sports. The container shipped from Sydney was unloaded at the Ministry in St. John's on Jan 31, 2019.  To date, 37 Primary Schools, 12 Secondary Schools and 8 college teams have received desperately needed kit to play the game at the heart of Caribbean life. Antigua & Barbuda 2019 >  and Antigua & Barbuda 2017









 Impact - Equipment delivered around the world to date.

10985

cricket bats

17500 

cricket balls

3000

pairs gloves

5000

pairs  pads


2950

helmets

2600

wickets

10000

cricket 

hats






 

Our very first CRICKET KINDNESS MISSION in ANTIGUA occurred in NOV 2017!  This ABS TV News Story was filmed at Five Islands Primary School in ANTIGUA, where our founding Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Richie Richardson went to primary school as a young boy. 






Sir Richie Richardson

Ridley Jacobs

Gus Logie

Sir Viv Richards

Tino Best