The Lord's Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has announced that it will receive £350,000 in funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Actor Rudolph Walker, a Lord's Taverners supporter best known for his role as Patrick Trueman in Eastenders, visited Lord's Cricket Ground on behalf of the Lord's Taverners to collect the cheque today, as well as to watch a demonstration of the Lord's Taverners Disability Cricket Championships. Thanks to the support from players of People's Postcode Lottery the charity will be able to provide disabled young people with increased access to cricket throughout the UK.

Rudolph Walker commented, "It is always wonderful to see an example of the brilliant work the charity does. It's fantastic that players of People's Postcode Lottery are able to support the charity and I know the money will be utilised to engage even more young people in sporting activities."As well as helping disability cricket programmes such as Table Cricket, the funding will also support other initiatives, helping to engage disadvantaged and disabled young people in sport.

Funding will help enhance:

  • Lord's Taverners community cricket programmes like Wicketz
  • Transport for disabled young people by getting more Lord's Taverners minibuses on the road
  • Access to play (through indoor and outdoor multi-sensory play spaces)
  • Cricket resources (equipment and coaching guides)

Paul Robin, Lord's Taverners CEO, said, "We would like to thank players of People's Postcode Lottery for their generous support. The funding will significantly impact Taverners programmes across the UK and ensure that we continue to increase the number of sporting chances we can provide for disadvantaged and disabled young people."

Players of People's Postcode Lottery play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. A minimum of 27.5% of every ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Players of People's Postcode Lottery have so far raised an amazing £99.6 Million for those good causes.

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Representatives from Lord's Taverners accept a cheque for a whopping £350,000