Worcestershire CCC are delighted to support the Myriad Centre, Worcester’s Centre for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
WCCC Chairman Fanos Hira is currently exploring how the County Cricket Club can be of future benefit to the Centre which was opened in April 2007 as a registered charity.
Fanos Hira visited the Centre recently and was “greatly impressed” with the work carried out by caring and professional staff in aiding young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) as they make the transition from school to adulthood.
Centre CEO Richard Whateley and Fund Raising Adviser Catriona Lennox made a reciprocal visit to Blackfinch New Road.
The Myriad Centre has received long-standing support from the UK cricketing community, through the Lord’s Taverners charity who donated a minibus in 2007.
Fanos Hira said: “I had the pleasure of visiting the Centre last week, and I am exploring with our CEO how Worcestershire County Cricket Club might be of further benefit in the future to the young people in its care.
“We are hoping that we can build on this support in years to come with activities such as Table Cricket, which enables people with a disability to access this wonderful sport”.
“The warmth, care and professionalism of the Centre is immediately evident on arrival.
“Their beneficiaries are a challenging client group and yet it is clear that they have developed a unique and very specialist expertise to enable the young people to lead full, and happy, lives.
“It is also clear to me that the programme of activities in which the young people take part, such as hydrotherapy and rebound, is essential in maintaining the young people’s wellbeing, and that the Lord’s Taverners bus plays a vital role in ensuring that these visits take place.
“The minibus is coming to the end of its life span, having done a significant mileage, and, without it, the charity would potentially have to limit its services.”