The Hornsby Professional Cricketers' Fund Charity - CAN YOU HELP US, PLEASE?
The Hornsby Trust’s role and purpose is to help former County cricketers (or their dependants) and, even today, there are calls on this support.
Many of our beneficiaries are from that era when players’ wages were not great and when not all players were awarded a County Benefit, so there was little or no opportunity to put money away for the proverbial “rainy day”. The support the Trust offers them is greatly valued, as is very evident from the warm thanks we regularly receive from our beneficiaries.
But as well as supporting players from earlier generations we also help others who were playing County cricket far more recently. Here the help we offer is, often, one-off, meeting the cost or provision of medical treatment or other support. Such treatment and support is frequently needed as a result of sporting injuries sustained in their earlier cricket career.
The original investment provided by our founder, John Hornsby, and subsequent wise stewardship of those funds, means that we are able to help our regular beneficiaries largely through the income arising from our investments. Additional support we offer, for one-off cases and other support that’s needed, has to be funded from donations we receive.
Thus, we welcome donations, from all sources, donations modest and donations generous. Not only will they help us in our present work, but we also feel there are others who need our support too.
Might you be able to help us, please, by sending a donation? This will be greatly appreciated. Please send your donation (made out to The Hornsby Trust) to me, at the address below. If you would like to do this in the form of a bequest please do write to me for further details.
Recently, at a number of funerals, the family has generously agreed that the collection, or donations in memory of the deceased, should come to the Trust and this is something we have greatly valued. If you find that you are involved in planning funeral arrangements is this something you might consider?
In all of this, those who support us – in all manner of ways – are showing, in a very real way, their appreciation of those who have played the game in the past and who have given them great enjoyment, often life-long enjoyment. Supporting us in supporting players of earlier generations (and more recent ones, too) is a way of expressing thanks.
(Secretary, Worcestershire CCC, 1971 to 2001)
Trustees: President of MCC (C D A Martin-Jenkins MBE), J R T Barclay DL, Anthony Bartlett,
Keith Bradshaw (MCC), Donald Carr OBE, David Collier (ECB), Geoffrey Gilbert,
Doug Insole CBE, Charles Robins, Micky Stewart OBE.
Secretary of Trust: The Rev'd Prebendary Michael Vockins O.B.E.
Birchwood Lodge, Birchwood, Storridge, Malvern, Worcs WR13 5EZ
Telephone: 01886 884366 E-mail: email@example.com