Surrey County Cricket Club and the global charity Right To Play are proud to announce a partnership for the 2012 cricket season.

The year-long partnership aims to raise £20,000 for Right To Play’s programmes that use sport and play to promote education, health, life skills and peace to children in the developing world.

The partnership will be launched through a Right To Play themed T20 match where the Surrey will take on Kent Spitfires at the Kia Oval on July 5th. The match will involve Right To Play games and activities for fans to engage in and learn more about the charity, raffles and collections with proceeds from ticket sales going to Right To Play.

We want all Right To Play supporters to get to the game, and if you use the promotional code ‘RTP’ £5 from your ticket price will be donated to Right To Play.

 
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On the partnership Richard Gould, Chief Executive from Surrey County Cricket Club commented, “It’s great for the club to be starting a partnership with Right To Play. We do a lot of work in the local community but as an internationally renowned club with an international ground and some of the best players in the world, we wanted to also support a global cause.

Right To Play is the perfect charity for us to support as they are the world’s leading Sport for Development organisation; the power sport has to change lives is something we feel our fans and players can understand and will want to support.”

Right To Play UK’s National Director, Nick Smith, was similarly passionate about the new partnership saying, “We are delighted to be partnering with Surrey County Cricket Club. We have a range of sports partners in the UK across football, rugby, tennis and cycling and Surrey is the perfect club for us to start working in the sport of cricket.

Furthermore we can now count on the support of London’s 3 most iconic sports clubs, Chelsea F.C., Harlequins Rugby Club and now Surrey County Cricket Club. We are looking forward to engaging the club and the fans in supporting us in changing young lives around the world.”

Find out more about Right To Play at www.righttoplay.com.