Joe Denly becomes Lord's Taverners ambassador
Joe Denly has become the latest professional cricketer to become a Lord's Taverners ambassador. The Kent vice-captain was on hand to present a new wheelchair accessible minibus to Marjorie McClure School in Chislehurst this week (23 May).
Denly took time out from his busy cricket schedule to present the keys to the new minibus at the school which caters for 97 children aged 4-19 with a wide range of special educational needs, including physical disabilities and associated learning and communication difficulties.
The donation of this minibus was made possible thanks to the support of Robin Stanton-Gleaves. The Kent based businessman has generously donated £20,000 to fund two minibuses for special educational needs schools in the area.
The Kent and Sydney Sixers star said: "It's great to be on board with such an amazing charity and hopefully there's many more opportunities for myself to get involved and help young kids that are less fortunate than others. I've just recently become a father, so it was an easy decision to become a Lord's Taverners ambassador given the work they do helping young people."
Denly joins fellow Kent team mates Sam Billings and Daniel Bell-Drummond, as well as Tom Westley, Sam Northeast, John Simpson, Will Tavaré and Gareth Berg as professional cricket ambassadors for the charity.
Launched last year, the ambassador programme strengthens the connection between the Lord's Taverners and professional cricketers. The ambassadors attend Lord's Taverners programmes and events throughout the year to help raise awareness of the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity.