Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation
In September 2014, the famous Wormsley Cricket Ground in Buckinghamshire hosted a celebrity cricket game to raise money for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation and we were delighted to be the official Afternoon Tea of the match.
On Sunday 14 September, Brian Lara, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, led an Invitational XI to victory against a Warwickshire CCC 1990’s XI in the one day 30 over-per-side match and was supported by a host of England cricket stars, including Ashley Giles, Matthew Hoggard and Ashes winning former captain Andrew Strauss.
The Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation is the brainchild of the late Christopher Shale and, in addition to Brian Lara, counts amongst its patrons BBC Radio cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew, Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP and British Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron.
Daniel Graham, Managing Director of Birchall Tea, said “Since we took ownership of the Pfunda Tea Estate in Rwanda, we have always recognised the importance of making the community that surrounds our tea estate stronger and that’s why we support a series of on-the-ground projects in the area. We recognise, however, that additional investment will aid Rwanda’s cultural development and that’s why it is a privilege for us to support the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation, a fantastic cause which is helping provide a permanent home for cricket in the country.”
To find out more or to donate go to www.rcsf.org.uk