A humanitarian initiative supporting cricket-loving communities.
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.
Now that 2022 is upon us, the CRICKET KINDNESS PROJECT 2022 GEAR APPEAL is in full swing! Please get in touch if you have quality cricket equipment to contribute.
Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project Kit Recycling Programme has continued collecting & upcycling cricket vast amounts of equipment in 2020, 2021 & 2022.
For the past six years, Cricket Kindness (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 >
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 help the initiative continue. We are grateful for your support. Every donation makes a difference.
A wonderful morning celebrating our legendary Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Vivian Richards 70th birthday on March 7th, 2022 at his alma mater Antigua Grammar to donate a haul of equipment.
Old Road Primary School and Urlings Primary School were delighted to receive much needed cricket gear for their PE departments. Children at Urlings Primary were especially excited to meet Sir Andy Roberts who graciously came to help present kit in the school located in the village where he grew up.
The Cricket Kindness Project has worked alongside Ridley Jacobs, the coordinator of school cricket at the Antigua Ministry of Sport since 2017 to deliver cricket gear into the government schools. 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 thanks to our recent kit contribution.
At Golden Grove Primary School we were fortunate to have the opportunity to invite 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 to attend 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 is an important focus. We were pleased to donate a bag of amazing kit to the Under 19's Antigua female team.
Our heartwarming new clip outlining the positive impact Cricket Kindness has had in the Caribbean since 2017. Immense thanks to GruberVision.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 >
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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>
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ABS News Stories covering our 2021 CRICKET KINDNESS PROJECT in the twin island nation of ANTIGUA & BARBDUDA.
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.
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 >
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
Measurable Impact - Equipment delivered to date.
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.
Our first CRICKET KINDNESS MISSION in BARBADOS in NOV 2017! This clip kindly created by JPHP in Barbados was filmed at St. George Secondary School, BARBADOS in Nov 2017.
Sir Richie Richardson
Sir Viv Richards