The Cricket Kindness Mission
A humanitarian initiative supporting cricket-loving communities.
We are dedicated to addressing to the desperate shortage of cricket kit in developing countries around the world, and disadvantaged communities in England and Australia, with the endless supply of quality new & pre-loved cricket gear in well resourced pockets of the cricket fraternity.
Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project Kit Recycling Programme continued collecting & upcycling vast amounts of equipment in 2020, 2021 & into 2022 and redistributing cricket goodwill to needy cricketing communities.
For the past seven years, the Cricket Kindness Project (formerly the Children’s Cricket Charity) has given thousands of children, teenagers & adults throughout Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad, Nevis, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Nepal, Sierra Leone, England & Australia the simple joy of access to equipment to play the great game of cricket.
The Cricket Kindness Project was inspired by a heartfelt determination to make the world a happier place for cricket loving communities unable to access proper equipment and uniforms.
We are excited that the Cricket Kindness Project has recently been incorporated into the No Boundaries Cricket Club, a CIC based in England.
The Cricket Kindness Project story in a nutshell…
The Cricket Kindness Mission was inspired by a heartfelt determination to make the world a happier place for cricket loving communities unable to access proper equipment and uniforms.
Our founder and driving force, Tamara Lowe began the Cricket Kindness Project as the Caribbean Children’s Cricket Charity in early 2016 in her then home of Sydney, Australia. In 2018 the organisation renamed & became the Children’s Cricket Charity, expanding it’s reach to providing cricket goodwill to disadvantaged children throughout NSW, as well as continuing to donate mass quantities of cricket goodwill to needy communities in the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, & the South Pacific.
In mid 2019, Tamara relocated from Sydney to live in London, England & the Australian registered Children’s Cricket Charity wound down it’s registration as a not for profit association.
After three and half years in England, Tamara’s time in England has ended and she and her family will again be based in Sydney from late 2022.
Tamara remains forever dedicated to continuing her legacy of Cricket Kindness to address the endless need for kit in developing countries around the world and continues her efforts supporting disadvantaged youngsters under the banner of The Cricket Kindness Project.
In time, Tamara hopes to expand the Cricket Kindness Project to assisting impoverished communities with educational resources and breakfast programmes. Since 2016 a belief in the power of sport to change lives, has seen the Cricket Kindness Mission send out the equivalent of 17 shipping containers of quality new & up-cycled cricket equipment to impoverished communities around the world!
Cricket Kindness Kit Recycling ensures masses of expensive bats, helmets, pads, gloves, sneakers and clothes with plenty of wear left are not discarded ending up in landfill as children and teenagers outgrow them. We are always delighted to accept superseded new cricket kit too left redundant by change of sponsorship and advances in technology.
How Cricket Kindness began…
In 2015, a passionate humanitarian with a life-long love of cricket, Tamara Lowe, travelled to the Caribbean with her family to watch Australia play WI in test matches in Dominica and Jamaica. Everywhere they went children of all ages joined impromptu games of cricket with their new Aussie friends!
At Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, Tamara asked a group of cricket-mad teenagers if anyone had ever owned a cricket bat or ball. As is common for children in the West Indies, nobody had.
When the test match ended, four cricket sets were delivered to the boys’ school, Calabar Junior High in Kingston. A very surprised principal happily accepted the gift for his students!
Inspired by equality, humanity and simple kindness and driven by a passionate belief in the power of sport to change lives, Tamara established the Caribbean Children’s Cricket Charity in early 2016 to level the playing field for disadvantaged cricket-loving kids without access to cricket kit.