THE Charlie Watkins Foundation is extremely fortunate to have many Champions who give up their free time to raise funds for our cause. One group of selfless supporters took part in the Charlie Watkins Foundation Cricket Day in August and have to date, raised £1,200.
The Charlie Watkins Foundation cricket match was held on the August bank holiday weekend at Bures Cricket Club. It was the third time the match had been played and brought together lots of Charlie’s friends who grew up playing cricket either with or against Charlie at some point in his life.
This biennial cricket match not only provides a fun day out to watch some high-quality cricket but is also a great opportunity for Charlie’s friends and families and other supporters to catch up with familiar faces and meet new ones.
Charlie’s twin brother Harry, who set up the foundation with their father Tim, organised the cricket day in Charlie’s memory along with Charlie’s opening batting partner from school, Will Hiscoe.
“It was heart-warming to see many of Charlie’s friends and family come together to take part in a day of cricket in his memory.
“It is so important for everyone’s mental health that we get out, get active and spend time with others, especially after such a tough eighteen months. This cricket match was beneficial for the mental health of everyone who attended as well as those who seek support from our working partnerships.
“At the Charlie Watkins Foundation, we also aim to raise awareness of mental health challenges people face and share ways we can all look after our mental health. This cricket match has helped to make a difference to lots of people’s lives.”
We are so grateful for all those who help us raise funding for our vital projects which help young people across the UK who are facing serious mental health challenges.
If you would like to hold an event or fundraiser for the Charlie Watkins Foundation, please do this through our JustGiving page we would love your support and if you need our assistance to do this please do contact us.