Sussex cricketer is batting for Mind
Posted Thursday 28 June 2012
Sussex County cricketer Luke Wells is showing his support for Mind this season through a new charity initiative Batting for Charity, organised by County Championship sponsors LV=.
Batting for Charity will see Wells display an LV= sticker on each of his bats for the remainder of the cricket season and, in return, LV= will donate £250 to Mind as the charity nominated by Wells.
Luke Wells said:
I am very pleased to be able to support Mind this season. It is an incredibly worthy cause; the support and help the charity offers people is second to none, so if my donation can contribute to the work they perform it’s the least I can do.
Matthew Taylor, spokesperson for Mind, commented:
We are very grateful for the donation from LV= and will make a real difference to the work that Mind does to support anyone experiencing a mental health problem. To have Luke championing our cause on the cricket field is just brilliant and everyone involved with Mind will be cheering Luke on for the rest of the season.
Wells joins a host of LV= County Championship cricketers, such as Surrey’s Mark Ramprakash and Gloucestershire’s Jonathan Batty, taking part in LV=’s charity initiative.
Claire Jeromson, LV= Head of Sponsorship added:
It’s great to be working alongside the County Championship cricketers such as Luke to help them support the charities close to their hearts. We wanted to do something a little bit different and hope that the donations made will make a difference to the great work these charities do.