Lancashire Stars To Bring Christmas Cheer to Walkden High School
PLAYERS AND COACHES from Lancashire County Cricket Club will visit Walkden High School, Salford, on Wednesday to give pupils and staff an early Christmas treat as part of the Sporting Foundations For Life (SF4L) project.
New Cricket Director Ashley Giles and players from the men’s and women’s teams, including England fast bowler and Chance to Shine Ambassador Kate Cross, will be taking part in a range of fun activities and games based on cricket for over 200 Year 8 pupils.
The event is being arranged by the LCCC Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Club and aims to inspire communities through cricket.
Sporting Foundations for Life (SF4L) is a Sport England funded project led by the Foundation, which aims to provide community-focused sporting opportunities for 11-25 year-olds to increase once-a-week participation levels in sporting activities.
Walkden High School has been part of the project since October, with SF4L delivering taster sessions for Year 11 pupils and running an after-school free running activity. The activities planned for Wednesday are a celebration of this work and will serve as a recruitment drive for new activities planned at the school in the New Year.
At the end of the session, the players will also collect toys that have been donated by pupils for the Key103 Mission Christmas appeal and will deliver these – along with presents donated by staff and customers at Emirates Old Trafford – to the appeal headquarters.