Today Worcestershire County cricketer Vikram Solanki joined a host of high profile cricketers in a new charity initiative ‘Batting for Charity’, organised by County Championship sponsors LV=.
The new charity initiative will see Solanki display an LV= sticker on each of his bats for the remainder of the cricket season and in return, LV= will donate £250 to Megan Baker House, as chosen by Solanki.
The money donated by Solanki will go directly to Megan Baker House, a charity the Worcestershire batsman has been a supporter of for a number of years. The charity provides free education services at its centre in Herefordshire for children, teenagers and adults with special educational needs and physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, head injury, stroke, dyspraxia and early on-set Parkinson's disease.
Grant Simmonds from Megan Baker House commented: “We are very grateful to the donation made by LV=, it is very kind and will make a real difference to the work that we do. Vikram has been a very vocal supporter of ours for some time but to have him championing our cause on the cricket field is just brilliant. Everyone involved with Megan Baker House will be cheering Vikram on for the rest of the season.”
Vikram Solanki added: “I am very pleased to be able to support Megan Baker House this season. It is an incredibly worthy cause; the support and help the charity offers families is second to none, so if my donation can contribute to the work they perform it’s the least I can do.”
Solanki 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, Head of Sponsorship at LV= added: “This season LV is delighted to offer County cricketers the opportunity to support a charity close to their hearts through our ‘Batting for Charity’ initiative. We hope that Vikram’s donation will contribute to the work the charity performs”