Worcester business batting for more second hand cricket kits for the community  - The Worcester Observer

Worcester business batting for more second hand cricket kits for the community 

Worcester Editorial 4th Jun, 2024   0

A WORCESTER insurance broker is batting for young cricket players with a community cricket kit exchange, to recycle and reuse equipment.

Howden team have become a focal point for the community to donate, exchange or pick up second-hand cricket kits.

Jonathan Fletcher, insurance consultant at Howden Worcester started the sustainable scheme said: “When my son started to show an interest in cricket, I repurposed items we had at home to act as stumps and bails, so he could practice batting.

“As he grew more interested, I purchased a small cricket set online, and he still loves to play, but not every family is in the position to do so, especially in our current climate where household costs are more expensive.”

Jonathan added that sports is a catalyst for growth and teaches valuable lessons in confidence, teamwork and maths.

The company are encouraging donations of all cricket kits, including balls, bats, pads, stumps and bails.

The King’s School were one of the first to donate with eight bags of cricket equipment.

James Parker, branch manager said: “Many of us have useful items collecting dust, whether our children have outgrown them or moved on. With our exchange set up, your equipment can have a new life with a child who dreams of playing.

“Let’s build a community where every child has the chance to shine on the cricket pitch.”

If you would like to collect, exchange, or donate boots, pop into the Howden Worcester branch located at 2 Foregate Street, or ring 01905 612961 and speak with a member of the team.


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