"‘I’m still buzzing from today – please thank Mike for setting this up. He is doing an amazing job with those kids’ (after attending a Rugby for Change session at a PRU with Mike Henderson, one of our Development Coaches)"
Our charity is grateful to receive assistance from a number of official Patrons and if you are interested in becoming one then, please contact Andy Sellins, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07960 476 733
Please see below our current Patrons:
The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH
We would llike to thank Sir John Major for kindly agreeing to be our '30th Anniversary Patron' in 2011. We were very honoured and privileged that Sir John, pledged his support both as a renowned cricket lover and champion of great causes, and we are glad that C4C holds a special place in his heart.
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Jimmy Adams – Patron
Former West Indies Captain and batsman, Jimmy Adams,Jimmy has been involved with the charity since 'The Courtney Walsh Foundation' was set up by C4C in Jamaica in 2009, on which Jimmy comments:
C4C is having a tremendous impact in Jamaica through its use of cricket as a vehicle for social intervention. In working with young offenders, the disabled and the visually impaired, C4C is making a tangible, distinct and hugely positive impact on sections of the society that have struggled to gain recognition over the years.
He continues by saying; This upliftment through sport, with many who have been previously marginalised in our country, has had the undeniable effect of helping to strengthen communities throughout the island and I am honoured to be associated both with the work being done through C4C and those engaged in fulfilling its mandate.
Cricket for Change are delighted to have Jimmy on board and look forward to working more closely with such a great addition to the charity's work and activity.
Chris Gayle – Patron
Chris Gayle, West Indies and Bangalore Royal Challengers player, who is delighted and proud to be associated with his namesake and our Chris Gayle Academy programme in Jamaica and London, says, “Cricket is indeed a powerful tool, it has certainly changed my life and I hope that my involvement with this Academy will help to change the lives of others in a positive way as well”.
Sir Victor Blank – Patron
SIR VICTOR BLANK is a renowned businessman in the fields of finance, law and media. He was a Business Ambassador for the UK under Gordon Brown’s Government and then for a further two years when the Conservatives came to power.
Sir Victor Blank received a knighthood in 1999 for his services to the financial industry, a sector within which he continues to operate in his daily working life. An avid cricket fan, Sir Victor holds an annual charity cricket match in the grounds of his home.