Essex Cricket

Essex Cricket Xmas Food Bank Appeal

Fundraising for The Trussell Trust
raised of £3,000 target
by 88 supporters
The Trussell Trust

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We are working to end the need for food banks in the UK


This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Essex Cricket players are unable to visit the children’s ward at Broomfield Hospital and hand out presents as normal. However, the Club still wanted to do something charitable over the festive period and have today launched the Essex Cricket Xmas Food Bank Appeal. 

From today, Essex Cricket players and staff will be running/walking a combined 779km over a 2-week period to raise money for The Trussell Trust and for individuals/families in crisis and facing hardship over the festive season. 

Players from the Men’s, Women’s and Ability squads have offered their services, along with plenty of members the non-playing staff, making this a Club wide effort. 

The Trussell Trust operate across Essex and provide food for those struggling in Chelmsford, Colchester, Clacton, Southend, Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood and Romford.

Why 779km? Well, that’s the cumulative distance of running/walking from Chelmsford to Lord’s, Lord’s to Edgbaston, Edgbaston to Taunton and Taunton back to Chelmsford. Those are the 4 grounds that the Club have won/secured 5 trophies at over the last 5 years.

The average price of a meal in the UK is £3, so if you're in a position to donate, please give whatever you can to help others during this tough period.

About the charity

The Trussell Trust

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We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people in crisis, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks. (PLEASE NOTE: We're unable to forward funds onto individual foodbanks. All funds raised here go direct to the Trussell Trust.)

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