Lord's Taverners recognised by Charity Times Awards
The Lord’s Taverners was recognised for its work in giving disadvantaged and disabled young people a sporting chance at the annual Charity Times Awards on Wednesday night.
The charity won a highly commended award at the prestigious ceremony which is a celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. The awards are run by Charity Times Magazine and our work to support some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK was highlighted at the event which is now in its 18th year.
Paul Robin, CEO of the Lord’s Taverners, said: “It’s a testament to the quality of our programmes that we have been highly commended for our work and this is in no small part due to the efforts of all our members, supporters and staff who raise millions of pounds every year to support thousands of disadvantaged young people. We are now delivering high quality programmes where they are needed and making a real and lasting difference to the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people. So we are delighted this has been recognised. It’s something that everyone connected with the Lord’s Taverners can be rightly proud of.”
The award comes off the back of a successful year for the charity which has seen a significant expansion of our cricket programmes. Wicketz will expand into Manchester and Glasgow as part of a wider plan to take the programme into 11 different highly deprived areas in the UK. This year’s table cricket tournament, which culminated in an exciting finals day at Lords, saw over 300 schools compete in the early rounds before a final nine made it to the showpiece event held in the Nursery Pavilion.
It is not just on the cricket field where the Lord’s Taverners have been making a huge impact. Our wheelchair sports and play space programmes continue to thrive while in 2017, we are set to put another 40 minibuses on the road and deliver thousands of tonnes of recycled sports kit around the world.