Middlesex County Cricket Club have been playing home games at Lord’s since 1877, and the two clubs have always enjoyed a close relationship.
Through our partnership in 2018, over 3,000 young people were given the opportunity to visit Lord’s and watch Middlesex in action as well as take part in organised activities to develop their own cricket skills.
With a shared objective of facilitating the playing of cricket in state schools, Chance to Shine is a natural partner for MCC Community.
Together, we have hosted Spirit of Cricket Days at Lord’s which have brought hundreds of children to the Ground on each occasion.
We are also joint-Guinness World Record holders for the world’s largest cricket lesson in one place!
We partner with primary and secondary state schools in the wards closest to Lord’s, to which MCC Community Coaches pay regular visits.
MCC Community has collaborated with our local Archive Centre to research the details of significant moments in local history and, in partnership with MOD Theatre Company, transform them into educational plays.
Recent productions staged with the help of local schoolchildren include “A Candle for Major Booth” which commemorated the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and another which marked the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo by retelling the story of Samuel Godley, an amateur cricketer and soldier who served in the 2nd Regiment of Life Guards.
With its stated mission of delivering life changing services to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in society, the Forward Trust has been the ideal partner for MCC with which to develop programmes to support local people who have fallen into a life of crime and/or addiction.
Our work experience, interview technique workshops and apprenticeship programmes help former addicts to break the cycle and move forward with their lives.
MCC Community partners with WAES to deliver work experience projects, including Health & Safety and Food Safety as well as Customer Service qualifications.
The Mayor of London’s volunteering programme creates opportunities for Londoners to volunteer and encourages businesses in all boroughs of the capital to support their staff to give back.
MCC partners with them to help young people explore future career opportunities.
The charity led by Princes William and Harry together with the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex launched its Coach Core programme in 2012 as part of the legacy of the London Olympics.
In additional, MCC is part of the Coach Core consortium.
Since 2013, MCC Community has collaborated with Sporting Memories Network to offer reminiscence sessions at Lord’s for local people who are living with dementia.
Sport can be a very powerful means of unlocking memories and encouraging information sharing among people for whom recalling present day events is challenging, and our regular visitors enjoy these sessions facilitated in partnership with SMN.