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8 Sep

Dr Philip Dunn Raises Over £3,000 for The YCF

Yorkshire member, Dr Philip Dunn, has raised over £3,000 for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF), charity arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Over the last three years, Philip, from Whitby, has taken on fundraising challenges to support the YCF’s flagship education scheme, Cricket in the Classroom. He is a debenture holder at Yorkshire County Cricket Club and, as a lifelong cricket fan, he regularly attends Yorkshire’s fixtures at both Headingley and Scarborough.

Philip is a big supporter of the foundation and their work and is particularly interested in projects that work towards the advancement of the education of young people. His fundraising efforts include a Yorkshire style bow-tie-athon as well as a sponsored blazer-athon.

“With the help of many friends in cricket, we managed to raise over £3,000 in a three year period. These funds have been allocated to the education theme within the YCF strategy, and as former senior educationist, I applaud the Foundation’s flagship project, Cricket in the Classroom and also their latest educational project, The Yorkshire Cricket College” -Phillip Dunn, YCF Fundraiser

In addition to Philip’s fundraising efforts, his wife Kathryn also sponsors a number of YCCC capped and 2nd team players.

“Philip and his wife Kathryn have been huge supporters of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation from the beginning. His fundraising efforts over the last 3 years have been fantastic and enabled us to provide more opportunities for young people to improve their education, using cricket as the hook. As a charity we receive no core funding and rely solely on grants, fundraising and private support. Philips fundraising efforts have made a huge difference to the impact we can have in our community and we can’t thank him enough for this.” -Will Saville, Foundation Manager

Cricket in the Classroom is one of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Educational offers, which runs every Wednesday and Thursday during term time for key stage two primary school children across the county. It gives children the chance to get out the classroom that they are used to and have a unique and educational learning experience, within the grounds of Headingley. The project has been very successful, running since 2009, with approximately 3,000 school children attending each year.

If you would like to take part in any fundraising for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s community work, please contact Claire for a fundraising pack via Claire.Johnson@yorkshirecc.com or 0113 2033 663

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