Between 2016 - 2020, a belief in the power of sport to change lives, saw the Children's Cricket Charity of Australia collect & redistribute the equivalent of seven shipping containers of new & up-cycled cricket gear to disadvantaged cricket-loving communities.
Thousands of children & teenagers throughout Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad, Nevis, Sri Lanka, Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Nepal, Sierra Leone & Australia have been given the simple joy of access to equipment to play the great game of cricket!
In mid 2019, our founder & driving force, Tamara Lowe relocated from Sydney to live in London, England & the Children's Cricket Charity voluntarily wound down it's Australian registration as a not for profit charity.
Tamara continues her efforts from England supporting disadvantaged cricket-loving youngsters under the banner of The Cricket Kindness Project; remaining forever dedicated to addressing to endless need for cricket kit in developing countries around the world. Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, Cricket Kindness managed to collect & upcycle equipment in 2020 & raise funds to ship cricket goodwill to the Caribbean islands of Nevis & Antigua! We hope 2021 brings good things.
Cricket Kindness relies on crowdfunding to pay transportation costs. We are so grateful to wonderful supporters who help make cricket magic happen for under-resourced cricket-loving communities around the world! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cricketkindness
Recent Cricket Kindness news.
A Cricket Kindness shipment landed at the port of St. John's in Dec 2020 The gear was trucked to the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium for temporary storage. Here's a lovely article about our distribution to needy communities throughout Antigua.
The small Caribbean island of Nevis, sister island to St Kitts has received 3 pallets of cricket equipment goodwill collected in England and sent by sea freight 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.
Read more here...
Cricket equipment and training gear shipped from Australia distributed to 25 schools throughout Northern Sri Lanka. The equipment was 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.
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 Children's Cricket Charity goodwill consignment has been donated to the Antiguan Ministry of Sports in ANTIGUA. The container shipped from Sydney was unloaded at the Sports Ministry in Cassada Gardens, St. John's on Jan 31, 2019. To date, 37 Primary Schools, 10 Secondary Schools and 8 college teams have received much needed kit to play the game at the heart of Caribbean life. Antigua & Barbuda 2019 >
Measurable Positive Impact - Equipment delivered to date.
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.
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.
Sir Richie Richardson
Sir Viv Richards