The Professional Cricketers’ Trust is set to take centre stage on Vitality Blast Finals Day this Saturday, with the Mascot Race headlining the fundraising activities that will be taking place on the day.
For the second year in succession, one of the biggest days on the domestic calendar will see both funds and awareness raised for the players’ charity as Edgbaston Stadium prepares to play host to Finals Day.
The Trust has strong links with a number of current and former Warwickshire players, including Dougie Brown and Andy Moles, who revealed his inspirational story to the charity last year.
This weekend, a number of current and former professional cricketers are set to appear in a new video put together by the Trust outlining the importance of positive mental health and seeking the right support.
Other fundraising activities on Saturday are set to include:
- Vitality Blast Mascot Race brought to you by the Professional Cricketers’ Trust
- Text to donate to the Trust
- An online auction throughout the day
On Saturday, mascots from up and down the country will be limbering up to take part in the prestigious annual race, but this time there’s a difference: they will be raising money to support those who need it most.
The Vitality Blast Mascot Race brought to you by the Professional Cricketers’ Trust is one of a number of activities taking place on Saturday to raise both funds and awareness for the Trust.
A number of the charity’s beneficiaries – both current and former players – will be there on the day to talk to the media and fans about the support they have received from the Trust.
In addition, supporters will be able to take part in an online auction, where you can bid on items including a bat signed by the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup winning side and a limited edition signed photograph of Ben Stokes following his Headingley heroics later that same year.
Since 2015, 460 individuals have been supported by the players’ charity in the area of mental health alone, including 94 during a record-breaking 2020. Support offered by the Trust can include mental health treatment, funding towards specialist medical treatment or equipment, hardship support and direction or advice in difficult situations.
Visit the Trust’s website to find out more information on the charity’s wide-ranging work.