The PCA’s 50th Anniversary Appeal supported by Royal London 

The countdown has begun to a landmark year of celebrations and fundraising for the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Association which has developed from humble beginnings by a group of visionaries, which included Fred Rumsey and the late Jack Bannister, to an organisation that has led the way in player representation, Personal Development and Welfare, mental health awareness, setting up a confidential helpline and extensive education programmes for anti-corruption and gambling addiction in sport.

To celebrate the PCA’s Golden Jubilee we will be embarking on a major fundraising initiative, which we hope will raise £250,000 for the PCA Benevolent Fund to ensure we can keep delivering key services to all members.

We’re asking all members, whether you’re a current or former player, to pledge one thing (or more if you wish) to us for our 2017 online auction. 

Alternatively donations can be received via our Justgiving website page. 

 

 

Below are details of some of our members who have already generously donated.

 

DONATED BY ITEM
Adam Shantry 1-on-1 coaching session at Shrewsbury School (1hr)
Alex Loudon

An exclusive group boxing fitness class for up to 28 people in Battersea, London during 2017, courtesy of Power of Boxing Ltd - arguably London's most authentic, high-intensity, non-contact, group boxing fitness provider

An hour of conventional 'doosra' tuition for off spinners

Umpiring a T20 charity cricket match in London

Andy Brown 1-on-1 Coaching including video analysis
Andy Fothergill 15 Cotton Traders Cricket Shirts and Trousers Embroided, Named and Numbered 
Andy Miller Custom Benevolent Fund Cricket Bat (made to size)
Bob Bennett

Jocelyn Galsworthy signed print – There is an envelope attached giving detail of the 1998 Barbados Test Match and the signatures of 6 former England Captains.   

Signed photos of West Indies touring parties (1998)

Various autograph sheets

Dennis Amiss print which ideally requires someone to complete the records

Bob Cottam 1972 England Blazer (MCC)
Bob Stephenson Autographed programme and other valuable football memorabilia from the 1947 FA Cup final between Charlton Athletic and Burnley
Brian Brain John Player League winners medal and the Benson & Hedges Man of the match award

Bud Hill

Coaching Sessions
Chris Tavare 1988 Benefit Year Autographed Bat
Claire Taylor Claire Taylors 2005 Ashes shirt signed by both the women's (15 player squad) and men's Ashes winners (12 of them)
David Capel England Tour Squad Jacket and Tracksuit Top
David Capel Northants CCC Official Jacket
Elliott Wilson 3 x 45 minute coaching sessions at Saffron Walden CC
Fred Rumsey Signed Bill Tidy Cricket Cartoons
Geoffrey Boycott Signed Geoffrey Boycott 100/100 tea towel
Harold Goldblatt Wedgewood Vase
Jack Simmons Lancashire 1st Team Blazer, Tie and Cap
Jack Simmons Limited Addition Garfield Sobers 2004 Cockspur Rum
Jim Brown After dinner speaker and play writing master class for up to 10 people
John Steele Leics Framed Signed Scorecard Championship 1975
Josh Poysden 4 Ball at Edgabston Golf Club
Josh Poysden 1 Hour Spin Bowling Coaching Session
Kim Barnett 4 Ball at Marriot Breadsall Priory
Lydia Greenway 1 Hour Coaching Session
Mark Dobson Trekking and Teaching in Mongolia (Flights not included)
Martin Olley Cricket bat signed by Keith Fletcher, The bat he used when playing for Essex when they won their first titles in the 70’s
Ole Mortensen Signed Memorabilia
Peter Graham Massage/Physiotheraphy session in Sunderland
Peter Graham Golf (Northumberland Coast)
Phil Slocombe Wine Trip to Bordeaux
Raj Maru 1-on-1 coaching session at Lancing College  (1hr)