Following a really successful first event in December, the Warwickshire Academy and St. Basil’s joined forced for a summer sports day at The Edgbaston Foundation Ground, followed by a barbecue and T20 Blast match at Edgbaston – the Bears playing Durham Jets. St. Basil’s attempt to prevent youth homelessness by providing support and accommodation for the young people of Birmingham & Coventry. The charity targets young people in the 16-25 age range who may have fallen on difficult circumstances and have been displaced or are at risk of being without a roof over their head. An action packed afternoon at The Foundation Ground saw the WCCC Academy young players plan and lead three sporting activities – cricket (of course!), football and bowls – whilst 12 young people who have been recently supported by St. Basil’s and The University of Birmingham’s Mental Skills Training, tried their hand at something new. After a bite to eat from the barbecue, the whole group moved to Edgbaston to shout ‘YOU BEARS’ and the 1st team lads on to a comprehensive victory over Durham. Warwickshire CCC and the charity look forward to joining forces again in the coming weeks and months!
More info on St. Basil’s can be found at www.stbasils.org.uk