England drawings raise over £20,000 for Cricket United
Thousands of lives will be improved through cricket thanks to the drawing efforts of the 2005 and 2015 Ashes winning England squads. Their portraits of each other have raised £21,023 for the appeal after being auctioned off on eBay.
Cricket United is a joint fundraising appeal by the Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and the PCA Benevolent Fund which aims to improve lives through cricket.
Andrew Flintoff’s drawing of man of the series, Joe Root, raised an incredible £8,000 on its own.
Joe’s return effort of Freddie raised over £1,000 as did his depiction of the 2005 Ashes winning team lifting the famous urn.
2005 captain Michael Vaughan also raised over £1,000 with his drawing of Stuart’s Broad Ashes winning spell of 8-15.
Thank you to all of the 2015 and 2005 England squads for taking time out of their incredibly busy schedules to support the three charities. Cricket United would also like to thank the media for their support in promoting the drawings.
Funds raised from the day will help the Lord’s Taverners provide more sporting chances for disadvantaged and disabled young people; Chance to Shine to spread the power of cricket to young people in schools and communities; and the PCA Benevolent Fund to help past and present professional cricketers in their hour of need.