Nao Group Sponsors Annual Charity Cricket Day in Aid of the Lillywhite Foundation

Nao Group Sponsors Annual Charity Cricket Day in Aid of the Lillywhite Foundation

updated May 20, 2019

Friday, May 17th, Nao headed to the stunning grounds of Wormsley Cricket Club set in Sir Paul Getty’s Estate in Buckinghamshire, for the annual Under the Posts Charity Cricket day. This year, the Nao Group were proud to be the title sponsor of this fantastic event, in aid of the Lillywhite Foundation.

The Lillywhite Foundation aims to give young people, both in the UK and abroad, greater opportunities to participate in sports and social activity. It has been shown that team sports and social activity increase not only the social well being of young people, but aids positive social development, increases confidence and self-esteem, and teaches valuable life skills. Those living in difficult, and, or troubled social circumstances, and those living in financial hardship often face barriers that prevent them from having the same opportunities that most of us take for granted. The foundation regularly hosts events that are designed to raise funds to support projects that help young people in these circumstances and Nao Group is delighted to be part of such an important cause.

After what can only be described as a glorious week of sunshine throughout the UK, we were lucky that it held on for one final day. Dry skies and a sliver of sunshine peeking through was the setting for this friendly (yet competitive) day of cricket. Pimms at the ready, the venue filled with guests all there to support the wonderful charity for what can only be described as an event to remember.

Guests were treated to a fantastic day of 8 a side cricket with each team joined by a celebrity guest captain. Sporting legends present on the day included Devon Malcolm, Ben Hutton, Scott Hamilton, Craig Newby, Lee Mears, George Chuter and David Nash with entertainment from Robert Croft and hosted by award-winning broadcaster Paul Coyte.

The event generated great exposure for a worthy cause and raised some much-needed funds for the charity. Nao Group is delighted to have partnered with such a worthy charity that does such positive work for young people in need.

 

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