About Us


Who We Are

Children's Cricket Charity Inc was established in 2016 and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, ABN 71688378374. At the essence of our organisation is the recognition that sport can make a profound and positive impact on people and their communities.

 

We strive to give disadvantaged children and teenagers the simple joy of access to sport, in particular cricket by providing equipment, playing uniforms and other resources to communities in NSW and the Caribbean. This year we also began facilitating awesome cricket activation programs!  

 

The Children's Cricket Charity Kit Recycling Program ensures expensive bats, helmets, pads, gloves, sneakers and clothes with plenty of wear left aren't discarded ending up in to landfill as children and teenagers outgrow them. We gratefully accept superseded new cricket kit too left redundant by change of sponsorship and advances in technology.   

 

Our ongoing initiative collects quality junior cricket equipment, outgrown or no longer needed by clubs, schools and individuals, and amasses staggering quantities of new and gently loved cricket gear!   

Special thanks to REFINE MEDIA

in Sydney for producing this clip.



How We Got Started

In 2015, Tamara Lowe, an Australian with a life-long love for the game of  cricket traveled through the Caribbean with her family. Everywhere they went children of all ages joined impromptu games of cricket with their new Aussie friends!  

 

At Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, Tamara asked a group of cricket-mad teenagers if anyone had ever owned a cricket bat or ball. As is common for children in the West Indies, nobody had. 

 

When the test match ended, four cricket sets were delivered to the boys' school, Calabar Junior High in Kingston. A very surprised principal was  happily accepted the gift to his students!

 

Inspired by a belief in equality, humanity and simple kindness and driven by a passionate belief in the power of sport to change lives, Tamara established the Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity in 2016 to level the playing field for disadvantaged cricket-loving kids without access to cricket kit.

 

In 2018, we renamed as the Children's Cricket Charity and expanded the organisation to level the playing field for disadvantaged children in NSW, as well as continuing to provide cricket goodwill to the Caribbean.  

Donating cricket kits to Mr Raymond C Munroe, the Principal of Calabar Junior High in Kingston, Jamaica , June 2015

Tamara Lowe

Founder

 




Committee Members

Tamara J. Lowe

Children's Cricket Charity - Founder, President & Committee Member 

Writer, Mother, Homeopath, Lifelong Cricket Tragic


Bill Hartnett

Children's Cricket Charity - Secretary, Committee Member

Head of Sustainability, Local Government Super

Philip Daffy

Children's Cricket Charity - Committee Member

Former Director of Research & Development,

Blackmores Ltd 


Derek McCarthy

Children's Cricket Charity -  Vice-President

President Epping Cricket Club

 

Herman Lotey

Children's Cricket Charity - Committee Member

Director,Australian International Sports Organisation Pty Ltd