Help give young people a sporting chance this Christmas
Help us give disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance this Christmas by making a donation to the Lord’s Taverners, allowing us to continue our work to support some of the most marginalised and at risk groups in the UK.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be focusing on some of the individuals who have directly benefited from our programmes and hearing first hand, how their lives have been changed.
And this Christmas, thanks to the support of our long-standing partners at Sky Sports, the Lord’s Taverners will be showcased to millions of viewers on Sky Sports News HQ with a series of short clips highlighting our work to give disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance.
One of those featured on the Sky Sports campaign is disability cricketer Sam Alderson.
Sam suffers from TAR syndrome and thought his chances of playing cricket were over when he became wheelchair bound.
But the Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricket Programme has given him a new lease of life. He began playing from his powered chair but found that playing on his knees improved his game and he also discovered that with only two fingers on his hand, using a smaller bat gave him more control.
“I never thought I would be able to play cricket with my disability,” explained Sam. “When I became wheelchair bound I thought it was game over, that I wouldn’t be able to play sport again. I didn’t know what to do, but luckily I was introduced to disability cricket and it has allowed me to once again experience all the excitement and happiness that sport gives me.”
To make a donation to the Lord’s Taverners this Christmas – just click here