Adam Lyth launches testimonial year for the charity
Yorkshire batsman Adam Lyth has been awarded a testimonial year by Yorkshire Cricket Club, and we’re delighted we’re one of his chosen charities to benefit from this prestigious honour.
The testimonial year celebrates Adam’s cricketing career at Yorkshire County Cricket Club, whilst also raising money and awareness for three special charities that are close to his heart: Bowel Cancer UK, Whish, and Professional Cricketers’ Trust.
He chose us because his dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer, Professional Cricketers’ Trust to support the lifelong health and wellbeing of cricketers and their families, and finally, Whitby hidden impairment charity Whish because they provide support to a family member.
Tracy Buckley, Testimonial Committee Secretary, says: “We’re delighted to support Adam with his testimonial year. He first joined Yorkshire County Cricket Club aged 11, making his first-team debut in 2007 and going on to win two County Championship titles. He’s also played seven Tests for England and won the Ashes in 2015.”
Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “We are thrilled Adam chose to support us during his testimonial year. Because of people like Adam we can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer, the UK’s fourth most common cancer.”