The Caribbean Children's Cricket Charity began in Sydney, Australia in early 2016. In 2018, the organisation renamed becoming the Children's Cricket Charity. We expanded our reach and began 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.
In mid 2019, our founder and driving force, Tamara Lowe relocated from Sydney to London, England and the Australian registered Children's Cricket Charity voluntarily wound down as a not for profit incorporated association.
Tamara forever remains dedicated to continuing our legacy of Cricket Kindness to address to endless need for kit in developing countries around the world. In time we hope to raise funds to provide funding for breakfast programs and resources for education.
The Children's Cricket Charity Kit Recycling Program ensures mass quantities 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 We are always delighted to accept superseded new cricket kit too left redundant by change of sponsorship and advances in technology.
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