The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation’s projects use the power of sport, and specifically cricket, to engage, inspire and motivate individuals to achieve and live positive and healthy lifestyles.
The Foundation prides itself on setting out to achieve its core aims and objectives to help the lives of the people in Derbyshire. Some of the key objectives are listed below:
We invited a number of local Primary schools including Derwent, Dale and Village primary school to take part in an educational day out at the Pattonair County Ground.
In 2018, the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation (DCF) launched an ‘Active Kids’ programme in Derwent to increase nutrition and physical activity for children in the local area. This work grew in 2019 to a summer holiday club!
Led by Heritage Officer David Griffin and local volunteers, the Oral History of Cricket in Derbyshire Project focused on collecting audio-visual reminiscences about cricket at every level within the county, from grassroots to the Test arena.
The T20 Walkathon returns for a third year and will see fundraisers walk 20 miles from Trent Bridge to The Pattonair County Ground in time for the big Vitality Blast fixture between Derbyshire Falcons and Notts Outlaws.
The Derbyshire Cricket Foundation hosts an annual fundraising event to celebrate Diwali, with all proceeds to go to the India Club associated with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
The 'Question of Sport' quiz night is an annual fundraising event organised by the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation. The contestants usually include representatives from Derby County FC and Derbyshire County Cricket Club.