During the England vs West Indies Test Match at Lord’s this morning, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, received a cheque for £25,000 for the British Red Cross, who will be providing relief in areas affected by Hurricane Irma.
Following the news of the devastation caused in parts of the West Indies by the hurricane, the funds were donated equally by Marylebone Cricket Club and the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The President of MCC, Matthew Fleming, and the Chairman of ECB, Colin Graves, handed the cheque to the Prime Minister.
In response, Mrs. May commented on the widespread distress caused to so many families in the islands affected by the hurricane, and the support which will be required in the months and years ahead.
The Prime Minister added that the contribution by MCC and ECB would assist in the relief work and essential reconstruction.
Matthew Fleming said: “MCC’s thoughts are with everyone in the Caribbean who are coming to terms with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
"As we host longstanding friends from the West Indies at Lord’s this week our hearts go out to all who have been affected and we hope our contribution can make a difference at this incredibly challenging time.”
Colin Graves said: “Everyone at ECB has been shocked and saddened by the impact of Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean.
Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the terrible events of the last 48 hours and we would urge cricket fans to give generously in support of the relief effort.”
If you wish to donate to the British Red Cross Hurricane Irma Appeal, you can do so by clicking below.