News

  • December 13, 2016

    The Batting for Change BBL06 campaign is live!

    The Batting for Change BBL06 campaign is now live! From December 13, the LBW Trust are inviting members of the public to make a pledge, large or small, for every six the Sydney Sixers hit during this summer’s Big Bash competition. This summer, Batting for Change are fundraising for 3 incredibly important projects in cricket-playing nations:

    In early 2016, LBW Trust Chairman David Vaux stumbled across the exceptional story of Dr Kakenya Ntaiya. A Maasai woman of Kenya, Dr Ntaiya made an incredible bargain, at the age of 7, not be married by 12, and to undergo female circumcision, in exchange for an education. After an incredible journey, Dr Ntaiya received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, and founded a school in Kenya, where more than 200 young women are receiving an education, without having to ever experience the consequences of Kakenya’s bargain. The first of these students will graduate high school at the end of 2017, and Batting for Change is proud to be fundraising to support some of these graduates in their endeavours to attend the University of Nairobi. You can learn more about the incredible story of Dr Kakenya Ntaiya here.

    For the third year in a row, some of the funds raised in BBL06 will also support 500 new scholarships for the SPRJ Kanyashala Trust College, in Mumbai, India. Batting for Change founder Ryan Carters visited this college in 2015 and you can see the difference the scholarships are making in this video Ryan made during his time there.

    Now in its second year, a portion of the funds raised in BBL06 will also support scholarships for 100 young women in rural Sri Lanka, who are entering their second year of tertiary studies after the life-changing opportunities provided by the fundraising on BBL05.

    We are so proud to be able to support all of these remarkable women, and grateful for every dollar donated to Batting for Change to aid the LBW Trust in what we do. Thank you to every single supporter, and Smash em Sixers!

  • November 21, 2016

    Save the date for the Annual LBW Trust Dinner 11th March 2017 with special guest Wasim Akram

    The LBW Trust is thrilled that Wasim Akram has agreed to be the chief guest at the annual fund-raising dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 11, 2017.

    Wasim is considered by many pundits to be the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time. Mentored by Imran Khan, Wasim mastered ever aspect of fast seam and swing bowling. For those with a love of statistics Wasim captured 414 wickets at 23.6 in 104 Test matches and a phenomenal 502 wickets at 23.52 in limited-over international matches. He captained Pakistan in 25 Tests.

    A charismatic soul and gifted public speaker Wasim will be accompanied by his Australian wife Shaniera who heads the Akram Foundation. He will be in conversation with Mike Coward.

    As a guest of the LBW Trust for International Woman’s week Dr Kakenya Ntayia, will give a powerful insight into her life and dreams. A proud Maasai woman who has defied all odds, broken all the rules, and gained an education, she made an extraordinary bargain with her father at the age of 7 not to marry but to go to school. Today she is seen as a global light and visionary in education for a better world.

    The evening will be hosted by Stephanie Brantz, Australian sports presenter. Stephanie began her television career in 2000 on SBS, and has since worked on the Nine Network, Fox Sports and is now on ABC.

    Please save the date for what promises to be a very entertaining and insightful evening and help the LBW Trust in the continued funding of tertiary education for disadvantaged students in cricket’s developing world.

    If you are wanting to enquire about booking a table please email Ron Holmes at rwhlbw@yahoo.com.au