Charity Partners


Charity Partners 2014
Heart Research UK
Heart Research UK is a national charity that has been helping hearts since 1967. The charity encourage people locally to live healthier, happier and longer lives through our work in funding ground-breaking medical research as well as helping communities to improve their lifestyles through our Healthy Hearts grants.

The Laura Centre, Derby
The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person. 

Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre
The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre provide wonderful holidays at the seaside at Skegness for many thousands of deserving children. Each year around 450 children have a week’s holiday at their Centre and the experience they have can have such a beneficial effect on each child that it can remain with them throughout their lives. 

Requests for Support / Donations

Cricket Derbyshire will continue to encourage and review requests for support from other charities, as well as look at other ways the charities can be helped by the Club.

As a result, the Club has adopted an official charity and fundraising policy to ensure that local, and national, charities are aided by Cricket Derbyshire as well as possible, and that a consistent message is communicated to all. The policy is based on a three tier grading system of Gold, Silver and Bronze and is detailed as follows:

Gold Level

This applies to the official Cricket Derbyshire charity partners only.  A plan for the year will be agreed with the senior team of the charity. 

Each plan will be based on the following: 

  • Player support and endorsement
  • Promotion of charity activity through Cricket Derbyshire communication networks such as the website, Twitter, Facebook (No other charity activities or events will be publicised through official Cricket Derbyshire communication networks).
  • Three signed bats to be used for selected fundraising events during the year
  • Bearer letters for tickets to be issued for ad-hoc events
  • Explore the opportunity of hosting and organising a joint fundraising event in partnership with the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation    

Silver Level

This applies to requests for the support of charities or fundraising events from Cricket Derbyshire sponsors or partners, both from the public and private sector. Each sponsor or partner must contribute more than £2,000 of value to Cricket Derbyshire.

Each request will be to be judged on the following criteria:

  • Value of the partnerships association to Cricket Derbyshire
  • Previous requests for support of associated charities 
  • Fundraising event associated with the request and the potential audience

Cricket Derbyshire has the following options to donate based on the above criteria:

  • Signed Cricket Bat
  • Bearer letter for 4 x Premier Seating tickets (subject to availability)
  • Bearer letter for 2 x Premier Seating tickets (subject to availability)
  • Bearer letter for 2 x standard match tickets (subject to availability)

Bronze Level

This applies to any school, club or charity based in Derbyshire that requests support for a fundraising initiative. 

  • Any request relating to a formal event will be offered a bearer letter for 2 x Premier Seating tickets (subject to availability). 
  • Any other request relating to events such as raffles or prize draws will be offered a bearer letter for 2 x standard match tickets.

Cricket Derbyshire asks that all requests for support at sent in writing to Kerry Schofield or e.mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and provide details of the charity or fundraising event.

Any charity that requests Gold Level support in terms of publicity or endorsement will be invited to apply to be one of Cricket Derbyshire’s official charities for 2015.  This can be done by writing to Cricket Derbyshire detailing their request and demonstrating the work of the charity as well as their work in the Derbyshire Community.  Letters of application should be sent to Cricket Derbyshire's Director of Partnerships:

Ryan Duckett 
Director of Partnerships 
Cricket Derbyshire 
The County Ground 
Grandstand Road 
DE21 6AF  

⃰ Please note Cricket Derbyshire refers to both the Club and the Board

⃰ The term partner includes sponsors, advertising partners, affiliated clubs and individuals

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