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The Lord’s Taverners Celebrity Cricket XI

Fundraising celebrity cricket matches have been etched into Taverners history since the first game in 1953. Some of the biggest names in sport and screen, plus members of Royalty, have taken the field to help raise funds for our charity. Find our more about this history of the Taverners XI.

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Presidents’ Memories – Mike Gatting

There have been 40 Presidents of the Lord’s Taverners. From the charity’s first ever President, Sir John Mills, to current President, David Gower, there has been a whole host of stellar names from the worlds of cricket and show business who have taken on the role. Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting talks us through his memories of being Taverners President.

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Historic Events

We’ve been trawling through the archives to pick out some of the best events and photos in the history of the Lord’s Taverners to highlight in our anniversary week. Take a look at some of these remarkable photographs that show the best of Taverners events.

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Presidents’ Memories – Sir Richard Stilgoe

There have been 40 Presidents of the Lord’s Taverners. From the charity’s first ever President, Sir John Mills, to current President, David Gower, there has been a whole host of stellar names from the worlds of cricket and show business who have taken on the role. Sir Richard Stilgoe shares his favourite memories from his year as President of the Taverners.

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Minibuses through the years

Since the first ever minibus donation to Richard Cloudesley School, Islington in 1976, we have donated 1,265 specially adapted minibuses to schools and organisations throughout the country catering for young people living with a wide range of disabilities.

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Presidents’ Memories – Sir Tim Rice

There have been 40 Presidents of the Lord’s Taverners. From the charity’s first ever President, Sir John Mills, to current President, David Gower, there has been a whole host of stellar names from the worlds of cricket and show business who have taken on the role. Sir Tim Rice shares with us his favourite memories as President of the charity.

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Meet the new Chairman
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Meet the new Chairman

New Chairman Tim Luckhurst is looking forward to continuing the ‘phenomenal’ work of the charity with disadvantaged and disabled young people across the country.

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Governance Review Being Undertaken

We are undertaking a review of the way we run ourselves and, in particular, of how our executive and non-executives work together. Dr Andrew McDonald will lead the review, reporting to the Board of Trustees in early July.

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