Bow Tie Challenge Raises Funds for the YCF
Dr Philip Dunn, a long-time supporter of Yorkshire Cricket took on a challenge during the 2014 Championship winning season, raising much needed funds for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.
Dr Dunn from Whitby approached the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation early in 2014 with the idea of doing a sponsored ‘Bow Tie-athon.’ This challenge involved wearing a different cricket related bow tie to each of Yorkshire CCC’s matches during the 2014 season. In total this involved 25 matches and 40 days of cricket which, in the end raised a fantastic £770 for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s flagship scheme ‘Cricket in the Classroom.’
“As a former Senior Educationist I applaud the Foundation’s work of Cricket in the Classroom”
Dr Philip Dunn
On completion of the challenge Dr Dunn said
“In the early Spring of 2014, I decided to create a Sponsored Bow Tie – athon. As I have a very large collection of Bow Ties many of which are representative of International, County and Club Cricket together with others that are cricket related the task was to be a reality. I was to wear a different Bow Tie with a cricket theme to each game Kathryn and I were to attend in 2014 and to seek sponsorship.
As a former Senior Educationist I applaud the Foundation’s work of Cricket in the Classroom and I hope the generosity of my many sponsors, without whom this would not have been possible, will enhance this wonderful programme in the community.
I was most delighted to have completed the Bow Tie-athon in such a memorable year.”
“As a charity we rely on donations and raising funds to support our work and it couldn’t continue without people like Philip helping us with our fundraising efforts.”
Will Saville, Community Development Manager, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Will Saville, Community Development Manager for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation commented “We are very grateful to Philip for taking on this challenge and raising much needed funds for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s work. Philip is well known for his vast array of cricketing bow ties and it’s great that he’s been able to use that to raise funds and awareness of the foundation. As a charity we rely solely on donations and raising funds to support our work and it couldn’t continue without people like Philip helping us with our fundraising efforts.”
Cricket in the Classroom is the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s flagship scheme and runs every Wednesday and Thursday during term time for key stage two primary school children across the county.
The last academic year was fully booked, meaning 4,000 school children were able to get involved in the scheme.
The action packed day runs from 10am – 2.30pm and includes a range of cricket themed activities in our East Stand classrooms, learning about Yorkshire CCC and what goes on at an international venue. The second half of the morning involves the participants taking part in a coaching session in the Yorkshire Cricket Centre.
After the group has had their lunch in the famous long room they are then taken on a tour of the ground which includes the Yorkshire Cricket Museum, changing rooms, 1st team training facilities and media areas.