Nationwide specialist contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering hosted a table of its clients and suppliers at the Lord Taverners Christmas lunch at Newcastle Civic Centre on the 4th December 2019, raising money and awareness for the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
Within the past year, the Lord’s Taverners has raised over £4m, providing nearly 12,000 young people the opportunity in cricket programmes across the UK and recycling just over 31,000 items of sports kit and distributing it across 20 countries.
In 2019, the Lord’s Taverners have:
- Given 10,007 young people with disabilities the chance to play cricket through our disability cricket programmes
- Seen over 2,080 young people attend their Wicketz programme
- Provided over 4,182 Hours of table cricket coaching
- Recycled over 31,180 items of kit to 21 countries
- Donated 27 minibuses
- Installed 25 sensory and play equipment facilities
- Donated 44 sports wheelchairs
Through their programmes, the Lord’s Taverners aim to provide:
- Increased opportunities for regular participation
- More young people motivated to engage in sport
- Improved health, social and psychological well being
- Volunteers, coaches and teachers empowered to deliver training sessions
Aarsleff invited its valued clients in the North East to the event to hear about the great work the charity has done, along with raising money to enable the Lord’s Taverners charity to provide even more young people with disabilities the opportunity to take part in sports.
Read more about the Lord’s Taverners on their website: www.lordstaverners.org