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  • January 13, 2016

    Batting for Change Fundraising Campaign

    On December 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, our joint fund-raising initiative with LBW Trust Ambassador, Ryan Carters, ‘Batting for Change’ (BFC) was launched.

    After surpassing the target of $66,666 in BBL04 with an eventual total of $108,000, this summer BFC hope to raise $120,000. You are encouraged to visit the BFC web-site and pledge whatever amount you may wish, upwards of one dollar per six hit. Every dollar makes a difference and will be applied towards educating young women from disadvantaged backgrounds in Mumbai & in Sri Lanka.


    On December 17, the Sydney Thunder hosted the local derby against the Sydney Sixers in a game that included 9 test cricketers. 

    LBW Trust President & Co-founder Darshak Mehta presenting the ‘Batting for Change’ trophy to the captain of “Sydney Thunder”, Mike Hussey, on Thursday December 17 at the Sydney Showground (Spotless Stadium)

    The Thunder made history by beating their cross-town rivals for the first time.

    $9300 was pledged by players from both teams ($775 per six hit), greatly augmenting the  Batting for Change campaign coffers. 

  • January 13, 2016

    The LBW Trust Annual Dinner 2016

    Dennis Lillee and Henry Olonga are renowned cricketers of enormous physical and moral courage and they will be reunited at the LBW Trust’s 10th anniversary dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 30, 2016.

    Lillee overcame a shocking back injury to become perhaps the greatest of all fast bowlers. Zimbabwean paceman Olonga put his life at risk by famously mounting a protest against the regime of Robert Mugabe during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.

    The LBW Trust is both gratified and humbled by the unstinting support of Link Market Services. 
     
    We welcome seven corporate sponsors, for the first time: GenesisCare, Credit Suisse, UBS, Crestone, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ord Minnett. 
     
    Together with the overwhelming response of our regulars, we are delighted to announce that our 10th Annual Dinner is sold out!