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Hampshire Cricket Foundation Launch

Previously known as Hampshire Cricket in the Community, The Hampshire Cricket Foundation will help deliver a healthier future for people across Hampshire

Hampshire Cricket Foundation, the aligned charity to Hampshire Cricket and the Ageas Bowl has been launched.

Hampshire Cricket Foundation Launch

Previously known as Hampshire Cricket in the Community, the newly relaunched charity will help to deliver a healthier future for people across the county by raising funds to support four key objectives.

The charity will raise funds to:

  1. Provide a life-saving public access defibrillator and training for its use for each of the 160 affiliated cricket clubs in Hampshire,
  2. Screen every 14-year-old club cricketer in Hampshire each year and to support a range of other cardiovascular screening programmes at the Ageas Bowl and at facilities across the County
  3. Introduce a Healthy Heart Programme across all Hampshire primary schools to help reduce the levels of childhood obesity
  4. Offer 3,000 heart patients a supervised exercise and rehabilitation programme each year.

The launch was marked with a special Hampshire Cricket Foundation Christmas Lunch, hosted by TMS and Sky Cricket presenter Charles Dagnall, at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 11th December with hundreds turning out to mark the occasion.

The event, which helped raise more than £14,000 for the charity, also included a cheque presentation of £10,000 to Cardiac Risk in the Young for heart screening and the presentation of 4 life-saving defibrillators to local cricket clubs; Sparsholt, Steep, Hythe & Dibden and Gosport Borough.

This week’s Charity Christmas Lunch marked the launch of a very exciting new phase in the development of the Hampshire Cricket Foundation and it feels that we are at the start of something very special.

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation will change and save lives in our community and at the same time will help to make every cricket club, the heartbeat of its community.

Stuart Robertson, Hampshire Cricket Foundation Director

Heart and circulatory disease kills one in four people in the UK and remains the world’s biggest killer whilst there are 30,000 out of home cardiac arrests in the UK each year. One in three children in the UK are overweight or obese by the time they leave Primary School and one in four adults in the UK are considered obese. All of these issues are something the Hampshire Cricket Foundation is passionate about tackling. 

For more details please visit the charity’s web pages via the link below, contact community@ageasbowl.com or call 023 8047 2002 and ask for Hampshire Cricket Foundation.

Hampshire Cricket Foundation

The Hampshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity (Charity No. 1152024).

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