On 29th July Glamorgan County Cricket Club partnered with the Barrie Wells Trust to welcome seriously ill and disabled children to enjoy exclusive VIP treatment from executive boxes for the Glamorgan vs Kent T20 Blast. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen weather circumstances, the match was called off just half an hour after the scheduled start. However the children invited were still able to enjoy a day of hospitality including meeting cricket players Joe Burns, Aneurin Donald and Marchant de Lange.
The Barrie Wells Trust run a nationwide initiative called Box4Kids which invites seriously ill and disabled children to enjoy VIP experiences in executive boxes at major sporting and entertainment events. The Barrie Wells Trust works with a network of over 80 hospitals and hospices across the country to nominate children for Box4Kids events. The children who attended have a range of illnesses including cancer and cerebral palsy.
Barrie Wells, founder and sole funder of the charity says, “These days really make a difference for the children and their parents, and even though the match was called off this time we are incredibly grateful for the support from Glamorgan County Cricket Club who have gone out of their way to ensure the guests still had an amazing experience.”
This was the first time Glamorgan Cricket has collaborated with the Trust with Mark Frost, Community and Development Manager at Glamorgan County Cricket Club saying, “It was really good to give the young people and families from the Barrie Wells Trust a welcome at Sophia Gardens as we strongly believe both cricket and our amazing stadium experience is something that lifts everyone especially children who need extra support.”