MCC Foundation

Transforming Lives Through Cricket

The MCC Foundation is the charitable arm of Marylebone Cricket Club, owners of Lord's Cricket Ground. We believe in the power of cricket to unite, inspire, and empower. We are working across the UK and around the world to transform lives through cricket, and to make it a game for all!

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1019171)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£60,000

Amount raised

£64,350

Donations

297

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

1. COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the mental and physical well-being of young people around the world 2. The world is facing a refugee crisis. Almost 1 million Syrian refugees are living in poverty in Lebanon, including hundreds of thousands of children in desperate need of hope, opportunity, and a chance to recapture their childhoods 3. Women, girls, and those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds face barriers to participating and progressing in sport, both in the UK and globally

Solution

Our free-to-access cricket Hubs improve physical and mental well-being, promote equality of opportunity, and empower and inspire young people to reach their full potential. Next year we will run 74 Hubs in the UK and fund 5 in Lebanon. In the UK, our Hubs ensure equal access to cricket and its far-reaching benefits regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic circumstance. In Lebanon, our Hubs provide joy and a lifeline for young Syrian refugees who have escaped the unimaginable horrors of war.

  • I am proud to be a Patron of the MCC Foundation and to support its work in the UK and across the world to make cricket a game that champions respect and equality for all. Cricket can heal divided communities, give hope in the most desperate of circumstances, and transform lives.

    — Michael Holding, cricket commentator and former international fast-bowler for the West Indies

  • Not only has the Hub helped her cricket, school work and general attitude, it has made her a happier young lady! She has become more confident, happier, and has made lots of new friends.

    — Parent of a Leeds Hub participant

  • Playing cricket makes me feel happy and more confident, like a butterfly.

    — Lebanon Hub Participant

  • Training with the MCC Foundation has been an amazing experience. I don’t think you could get an opportunity like this anywhere else. I thought I was the only girl who liked cricket but at the Hub I got to meet more. That was really cool. The Hub has inspired me and I want to play for England.

    — Felsted Hub Participant