The Cricket Kindness Project story in a nutshell...


We began as the Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity in early 2016 in Sydney, Australia. In 2018 we renamed and became the Children's Cricket Charity, expanding our reach to providing cricket goodwill to disadvantaged children throughout NSW, as well as continuing to provide mass quantities of cricket goodwill to needy communities in the Caribbean and Sri Lanka. 

 

Between 2016 - 2019, a belief in the power of sport to change lives saw our organisation collect and raise funds to send 8 shipping containers of new and up-cycled cricket equipment to impoverished communities around the world!

 

In mid 2019, our founder and driving force, Tamara Lowe relocated from Sydney to live in London, England. This saw the Australian registered Children's Cricket Charity wind down it's registration as a not for profit association. 

 

Tamara remains forever dedicated to continuing her legacy of Cricket Kindness to address the endless need for kit in developing countries around the world. Tamara is continuing her efforts to support disadvantaged youngsters under the banner of The Cricket Kindness Project. In time Tamara hopes to expand the Cricket Kindness Project to assisting impoverished communities with educational resources and breakfast programmes.   

 

Cricket Kindness Kit Recycling ensures masses of expensive bats, helmets, pads, gloves, sneakers and clothes with plenty of wear left are not discarded ending up in landfill as children and teenagers outgrow them. We are always delighted to accept superseded new cricket kit too left redundant by change of sponsorship and advances in technology.   

Jamaican youth at Sabina Park in Kingston, June 2015.
Jamaican youth at Sabina Park in Kingston, June 2015.
Cricket Kindness Kit Re-cycling and Kit Up-cycling!
Cricket Kindness Kit Re-cycling and Kit Up-cycling!


How Cricket Kindness began...

In 2015, a passionate humanitarian with a life-long love of cricket, Tamara Lowe, travelled 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 happily accepted the gift for his students!

 

Inspired by 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 early 2016 to level the playing field for disadvantaged cricket-loving kids without access to cricket kit.

 

 

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

Tamara Lowe

Founder

 


Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Richie Richardson and founder, Tamara Lowe present equipment to Principal Ashworth Azille at Clare Hall Secondary in ANTIGUA during the inaugural Cricket Kindness Mission in 2017!
Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Richie Richardson and founder, Tamara Lowe present equipment to Principal Ashworth Azille at Clare Hall Secondary in ANTIGUA during the inaugural Cricket Kindness Mission in 2017!
Inaugural Cricket Kindness BARBADOS mission 2017 with Principal Dennis Browne receiving equipment for St Georges Secondary presented by Cricket Kindness founder, Tamara Lowe and Cricket Kindness Ambassador, WI cricketer, Hayley Mathews.
Inaugural Cricket Kindness BARBADOS mission 2017 with Principal Dennis Browne receiving equipment for St Georges Secondary presented by Cricket Kindness founder, Tamara Lowe and Cricket Kindness Ambassador, WI cricketer, Hayley Mathews.