Cricket Scotland has announced our new campaign, #Beanies4BrainTumours, which encourages clubs to purchase charity beanies to wear on the field during the first game of the season.
The beanies, designed in partnership with Brain Tumour Charity, help show your support and raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity – which is a charity very close to the heart of Cricket Scotland and the cricket community.
Our goal is to raise £3,500 which could fund two weeks of research for one of the Brain Tumour Charity’s leading brain tumour researchers to improve understanding and provide more targeted treatments.
In 2018, news of Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange’s brain tumour was made public. Since then, the community has rallied in support to raise vital funds for the Brain Tumour Charity. The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. It funds pioneering research to increase survival, raises awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provides support for everyone affected.
We hope cricket clubs across Scotland will join in with our campaign and in addition to the beanies, we encourage clubs to hold a small fundraiser to raise additional funds. The Brain Tumour Charity will provide you with a free pack to do so which includes information on the charity, branding materials to decorate your clubhouse and fundraising ideas. If interested in holding your own fundraising event alongside #Beanies4BrainTumours, all you need to do is visit the Brain Tumour Charity’s website.
For more information and how to get involved, click here.