The Cricket Kindness Mission

We are currently collecting masses of cricket gear in England & raising funds to send out the next round of CRICKET KINDNESS SHIPMENTS in 2021!   

 

Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project was able to collect & upcycle equipment in 2020 & raised funds to ship vast amounts of cricket goodwill to Nevis, Antigua, Nepal and Sri Lanka!

 

For the past five years, Cricket Kindness has given thousands of children, teenagers & adults throughout Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad, Nevis, Sri Lanka, Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Nepal, Sierra Leone & Australia the simple joy of access to equipment to play the great game of cricket. 

 

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

 

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Cricket Kindness relies on crowdfunding. This season we are hoping for 500 families to each donate £10 pounds. We are so very grateful to our supporters for helping us make cricket magic happen for under-resourced cricket-loving communities

Thank you so much for your support. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cricketkindness

 Cricket Kindness News. 

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

Cricket loving youngsters Nepal were ecstatic to receive a huge bag of proper cricket equipment sent to the Baridya 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 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.
CT Samuel Primary School, Antigua.
CT Samuel Primary School, Antigua.

Primary school children in Nevis presented with Cricket Kindness equipment goodwill at ceremony held on 27 Feb, 2021.
Primary school children in Nevis presented with Cricket Kindness equipment goodwill at ceremony held on 27 Feb, 2021.


March 2020 - 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 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, 2019Barbados 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
A De Costa Edwards Primary School, Barbados June 2019.
A De Costa Edwards Primary School, Barbados June 2019.


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

Jan 2019 - Cricket Goodwill Shipped to 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, 42 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




Cricket Kindness Ambassadors, Gus Logie & Lisa Logie Distribute Equipment in Trinidad, 2019.






 Measurable Positive Impact - Equipment delivered to date.

6654

cricket bats

10853 

cricket balls

1170

pairs gloves

989

pairs  pads


10819

shirts

610

helmets

1591

wickets

3496

cricket 

hats




The Cricket Kindness Mission was inspired by a heartfelt determination to make the world a happier place for cricket loving communities unable to access proper equipment and uniforms. 

 

Enormous thanks to Andreas Gruber, from GruberVision for editing the clip below. 

Sport makes a profound & positive impact on individuals, communities and wider society.  
Thousands of children throughout the world have benefited from equipment donations. This clip contains special messages from Children's Cricket Charity Ambassadors in the Caribbean; Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Viv Richards, Desmond Haynes & Ridley Jacobs. 

 


 

NOV 2017 Antigua Broadcasting Service TV News Story filmed at

Five Islands Primary School, ANTIGUA.  



 

Children's Cricket Charity Clip filmed at

St. George Secondary School, BARBADOS in Nov 2017. 



Jason Krejza

Sir Richie Richardson

Mel Jones

Ridley Jacobs

Gus Logie 

Sir Viv Richards