Our Story


Children's Cricket Charity Inc was established in 2016 and became a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, ABN 71688378374 the same year. At the essence of the organisation is the recognition 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.we a In 2018, we also began facilitating awesome cricket activation programs for underprivileged children and teenagers!  

 

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 We gratefully accepted superseded new cricket kit too left redundant by change of sponsorship and advances in technology.   

 

 

With our founder Tamara Lowe and her family moving to England this year, the Children's Cricket Charity Sydney headquarters will wind down after June 30th, 2019. 

Special thanks to REFINE MEDIA

in Sydney for producing this clip.



How We Began

In 2015, Tamara Lowe, an Australian with a life-long love for the game of  cricket 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 was  happily accepted the gift to 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 2016 to level the playing field for disadvantaged cricket-loving kids without access to cricket kit.

 

In 2018, the volunteer run organisation renamed as the Children's Cricket Charity  and expanded 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.  

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