Accolade for BREDS foundation

The BREDS Foundation has been named one of the top seven charities to donate to by the website purewow.com

 

The presitigous nomination is a fully deserved reward for the charity, which Lashings hasbeen working with for a number of years.

 

In association with the BREDS foundation we started the #Kit4Kidz campaign last year, collecting cricket kit, either second hand or new and donating it to youngsters in Treasure Beach, Jamaica who would otherwise struggle to find equipment.

 

Every season in the UK thousands of bats, gloves, pads, helmets and stumps are discarded and sit gathering dust in sheds and lofts.

 

This kit could be used by a new generation of Jamaican cricketers who cannot afford to buy new gear.

 

If you would like to donate anything at all to #Kit4Kids please contact us. Email info@lashings.co.uk or call 01622 675591.

 

As part of this scheme Lashings will be donating a BOLA bowling machine worth £5000 to the Foundation.

 

BREDS, based in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, was founded in 1998 by Peace Corps volunteer Aaron Laufer and Jason Henzell, the owner of Lashings Main Sponsor, Jakes Hotel.

 

Their mission was to empower the local community through education, vocational training and recreation and to stimulate the local economy to create jobs and economic growth.

 

As part of Lashings' partnership with BREDS Lashings will be encouraging clubs from all over the UK to tour Treasure Beach: primarily to enjoy the wonderful facilities but also to witness at first hand the work the Foundation does.

 

The All-Stars will be again touring Treasure Beach in September for the BREDS Cup.

 

To find out more about the work BREDS does, visit their website, www.breds.org

 

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