The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, founded in 1950 at the Tavern pub at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Supporting some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK, the charity works to enhance lives through sport and recreation, giving young people a sporting chance. The Lord’s Taverners is dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance. It’s the chance to interact, play and train; the chance to compete, win and lose and the chance to learn, have fun and make friends.
The charity says, “There are 4.6m young people in the UK living in poverty or with a disability. Through the continued expansion of our programmes we’re working towards reducing these numbers. We are creating more opportunities than ever before for young people from deprived areas and those with disabilities to engage in sport and recreation in their local communities.
“This year we have:
- Given 8,904 young people with disabilities the chance to play cricket through our disability cricket programmes
- Seen nearly 1,750 young people engage with our Wicketz programme
- Recycled over 12,500 items of kit to 21 countries
- Donated 40 minibuses
- Installed 33 sensory and play equipment facilities
- Donated 43 sports wheelchairs”
Brownsword is proud to have contributed to the charity to help further their goals this year. Read more about Lord Tavener’s here: https://www.lordstaverners.org/