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Founded in 1993, the MCC Foundation is the charitable arm of Marylebone Cricket Club and aims to transform lives through cricket.

Transforming Lives Through Cricket

We deliver projects across the UK and around the world that use cricket to empower young people to reach their full potential, to unite and inspire communities, and to promote physical and mental well-being.

 

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Your support is transforming lives and making cricket a game for all

2021 created many unique challenges for MCCF to overcome; the pandemic has continued to have a catastrophic effect on the physical and mental well-being of young people both at home and overseas. Young Syrian refugees have fled their war-torn homes to Lebanon where they are desperately in need of support. The crisis in Afghanistan has led to thousands of families being forced to leave everything they know, with many now living in temporary bridging hotels across the UK.

The incredible support and ongoing generosity of MCCF's donors not only ensured the continued success of our existing programmes last year, but also means that we will now be able to expand our reach throughout 2022, transforming the lives of many more cricketers from disadvantaged and marginalised communities.

 

Watch our short film above for just a glimpse of some of the work that is being made possible by your fantastic support.

Ways in which you helped us make an impact last year

 

  • We were able to deliver 59 Hubs across the UK, engaging 2,300 young cricketers. This included new Hubs in ECB Core Cities such as Manchester, Luton and Sandwell.

  • We were delighted to launch our National Hub Competition with the final at Lord's. Special thanks to Charles Stanley Wealth Managers for their generous support.

  • We piloted several new initiatives in London to complement our Hubs and further break down cultural, social and financial barriers to accessing and progressing in cricket.

  • We worked in partnership with MCC’s Legacy Tours Programme to nurture and empower the next generation of young cricketers in Nepal and to build a sustainable legacy for cricket in the country.

  • We announced our support for a vital project providing hope and opportunity through cricket for young Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

2020/21 IMPACT REPORT

Afghan Refugees at Lord's - New Documentary

We are delighted to share with you a special look into our latest programme.

 

Since September, MCCF has been running a programme for Afghan Refugees at Lord's. Every week, 50-60 participants travel from their bridging hotel near NW8 to the Home of Cricket where MCCF and volunteers provide cricket coaching, English tutoring and hot meals for men, women and children. Thanks to the support and generosity of MCC, the programme has been a great success and continues to provide joy and hope to families who have had to leave everything and, in some cases, everyone they know behind.

 

Please do watch the short film above for an uplifting account of how this project is helping our new neighbours to feel welcome and to settle in the UK.

For further information and links to recent press articles, head over to our Community page.

 

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