Available to download from iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play & Amazon Music from 18th July 2017
‘The Bowler’ SCF Charity Song
The Foundation would like to say a massive thank you to all those involved in this project and to all those who have supported the Foundation over the years. Sussex Cricket Foundation (SCF) relies on fundraising efforts and partnerships to carry out our work in the community and we are very grateful to the Sussex Cricket Professional Squad and Support Staff for their great enthusiasm and support in creating our SCF Charity Single! Also, a special thanks to Jeff of Appleyard studios who donated his time to this project and to Ben at SoTangy/Mooli for his video production skills.
‘The Bowler’ SCF Charity Song is a cover of a Don Shlitz song, a well-known version having been performed by Kenny Rogers. The words have been revised by Sussex’s very own Colin Bowley. It features members of the Sussex Professional Squad, coaches and executive staff, with special thanks to: Mark Davis, Colin Bowley, Tony Cottey, Sean Heal, Vanessa Potter and our Professional Squad including: Captain Ben Brown, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Chris Nash, Stiaan van Zyl,Luke Wells, Laurie Evans & David Wiese.
We hope you like it!
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What are we fundraising for?
Creating Better Futures for All: our programmes within the community are aimed at creating better futures for all by increasing participation, inspiring education and improving health.
We are committed to attracting new players to cricket.
To make the game attractive we offer different formats and settings that encourage participation and provide the first point of contact for people who may not have picked up a bat or ball previously. Our programmes are designed with the individual in mind. What encouragement do they need, how can transitions from one setting to another be seamless, and above all, creating sessions that are fun and engaging.
OUR IMPACT – CASE STUDY
Petworth Park Cricket Club dates back to the 1800’s yet cricket hasn’t been played there for some time. After identifying the opportunity to bring cricket back to a club with such a great history, SCF Development Officers worked with partners & volunteers to bring cricket back to the village of Petworth. We started by creating a link with the local primary school. At the same time, we looked at how we could get members of the local community involved to help make the project sustainable. As a result, 60+ children aged 5 to 11 took part in cricketing sessions over the first summer. Now in it’s second year, the club runs a weekly junior section with support from SCF coaches and have played their first cricket in the park for ten years.
Inspiring people. Educational gain. Vocational opportunity.
We apply the same logic that creates success on the pitch and adopt it in the classroom. Our education and employability programmes champion the commitment, determination and drive required for personal development and academic & vocational achievement. We look at how our support can make a difference to anybody of any age.
OUR IMPACT- CASE STUDY
NO BOUNDARIES We understand that being out of work can sometimes lead to reduced self-esteems, lost confidence and social isolation. Our No Boundaries suite of ‘Back to Work’ programmes help people out of work to build confidence and gain skills and experience alongside vocational qualifications. Designed to motivate, support and inspire job seekers, we enable and empower people, helping them feel supported on the road to work.
We design courses with individual needs in mind and have designed specialist programmes for those with complex support needs. Keys groups we have worked with include lone parents, people with physical and mental health needs, and long term unemployed. Courses include a combination of classroom based employability sessions alongside a range of volunteering, work tasters and confidence building activities.
We inspire healthier choices that ultimately create stronger and more resilient communities.
With partners we tackle health agendas linked to local issues, as well as using sport to address wider physical and mental health issues. Our extensive network across Sussex provides a great platform for charities and health organisations to provide information, advice and guidance. As do our match days.
OUR IMPACT – CASE STUDY
HEALTHY MIND, HEALTHY BODY We know that the transition from primary to secondary school is often a difficult time for young people. Our Five Ways to Well-being engages Year 6 students at a crucial stage of a child’s education just as they’re moving up to secondary school. It provides information and advice around the importance of physical fitness, but also increases awareness of mental well-being. The messaging behind the programme is designed with the audience in mind. It needs to be engaging, yet clear enough to encourage those involved to implement small, simple activities to keep them connected and in good mental and physical health.
For further information about the charity song or any of our projects, please contact SCFCharitySong@sussexcricket.co.uk