Alex Wakely, Gareth Berg and Ben Sanderson will be supporting disadvantaged and disabled young people across Northamptonshire this summer as part of the Lord’s Taverners Runs and Wickets for Change campaign.

The batsmen involved will be helping the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sport charity raise money with every run they score, while the bowlers will be replicating this fundraising for wicket taking, where you can donate to their fundraising per wicket taken.

“Lord’s Taverners are an incredible charity and they’ve missed out on a lot of fundraising opportunities in the last year because of Covid-19.” Sanderson said.

“I’m really lucky that along with Gareth [Berg] and Wakers [Alex Wakely] we’re able to try and help them raise some funds to continue their really valuable work. So if anyone is able to donate and support, no matter how much, it’s for such a great cause and will let them help so many amazing people that need that support.”

The three players will join others across the county game in supporting this style of fundraising, which saw £10,000 raised for the cause in 2020, at a time when the charity’s activity has been hampered by Covid-19.

During lockdown the charity has been able to engage with many participants through online activity to support their mental wellbeing. However, this cannot replace the face-to-face weekly sessions through cricket progammes Wicketz, Super 1s and Table Cricket that help young people stay active while fulfilling their potential and building life skills – making the charity’s work more vital than ever.

You can sponsor each run scored, or wicket taken, for as little, or as much as you like – and you can cap the maximum amount you’d like to donate, while also choosing whether you donate for a single match, month or year.

For more information and to donate to your player/s of choice please follow the links below:

All funds raised will go towards the Lord’s Taverners charity cricket programmes delivered in Northamptonshire, which support some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK using sport and recreation to build links between communities and encouraging groups to play sport together.