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1 Feb

A Century of bow ties raises £1,500 for the Foundation

Dr Philip Dunn, an avid cricket supporter, has once again undertaken a charity challenge, aiming to raise much needed funds for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and the refurbishment of their classrooms.
The challenge was to wear a century of bow ties throughout the 2015 cricket season on 25 separate days of cricket, which equated to four bowties per day!
Philip, who has over 25 years’ experience as a club secretary, raised a massive £1,502 which will go towards new projectors, a laptop and a new speaker system for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation classrooms. The classrooms host a number of education programmes including: Cricket in the Classroom, Positive Futures, Education Day, Academy sessions, Sporting Memories and many other initiatives. Education is one of five core themes of the YCF’s work and has significantly grown over the last few years. The vision for education with the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is to provide high quality learning and teaching opportunities as a means for providing a better future for the community

“We have over 4,500 young people take part in our various different education offers and the money raised has gone towards new IT equipment in our classrooms, which was badly needed”

Will Saville, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Manager

“The fundraising challenge Dr Dunn has taken on was fantastic in helping to raise much needed funds for our education offer. We have over 4,500 young people take part in our various different education offers and the money raised has gone towards new IT equipment in our classrooms, which was badly needed. As a foundation we receive no core funding, so we have to raise every penny to support our work.” -Will Saville, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Manager.
Philip has an avid interest in the social history of cricket and spent forty years in Higher education holding senior academic posts in both Yorkshire and the City of London. He has watched County and Test Cricket since the 1950’s and played competitive cricket for over 50 years, at both County Level as a schoolboy and League Cricket at senior level, and he still has the occasional net now!

“As a Member and Debenture Holder of The Yorkshire County Cricket Club it is vital to maintain the established heritage of the sport that plays such an important part in our lives. The aim of my fundraising was to help to inspire and educate young pupils through the excellent facility of our cricket heritage and I am assured that the funds raised will aid that objective. I thank all those friends across the cricketing community and beyond, who supported the challenge and to Sarah and Sophie in the YCCC office for keeping a detailed record of the bow ties worn at each game” – Dr Phillip Dunn

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