The PCA’s 50th Anniversary LEGACY APPEAL supported by Royal London
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Association which has developed from humble beginnings by a group of visionaries, which included Fred Rumsey and the late Jack Bannister, to an organisation that has led the way in player representation, Personal Development and Welfare, mental health awareness, setting up a confidential helpline and extensive education programmes for anti-corruption and gambling addiction in sport.
To celebrate the PCA’s Golden Jubilee we will be embarking on a major fundraising initiative, which we hope will raise £250,000 for the PCA Benevolent Fund to ensure we can keep delivering key services to all members.
We’re asking all members, whether you’re a current or former player, to pledge one thing (or more if you wish) to us for our 2017 fundraising.
Alternatively donations can be received via our Justgiving website page.
Below are details of some of our members who have already generously donated.
|Adam Shantry||1-on-1 coaching session at Shrewsbury School (1hr)|
|Alan Knott||Signed shirts and brochures|
An exclusive group boxing fitness class for up to 28 people in Battersea, London during 2017, courtesy of Power of Boxing Ltd - arguably London's most authentic, high-intensity, non-contact, group boxing fitness provider
An hour of conventional 'doosra' tuition for off spinners
Umpiring a T20 charity cricket match in London
|Andy Brown||1-on-1 Coaching including video analysis|
|Andy Fothergill||15 Cotton Traders Cricket Shirts and Trousers Embroided, Named and Numbered|
|Andy Miller||Custom Benevolent Fund Cricket Bat (made to size)|
Jocelyn Galsworthy signed print – There is an envelope attached giving detail of the 1998 Barbados Test Match and the signatures of 6 former England Captains.
Signed photos of West Indies touring parties (1998)
Various autograph sheets
Dennis Amiss print which ideally requires someone to complete the records
|Bob Cottam||1972 England Blazer (MCC)|
|Bob Stephenson||Autographed programme and other valuable football memorabilia from the 1947 FA Cup final between Charlton Athletic and Burnley|
|Brian Brain||John Player League winners medal and the Benson & Hedges Man of the match award|
|Chris Tavare||1988 Benefit Year Autographed Bat|
|Claire Taylor||Claire Taylors 2005 Ashes shirt signed by both the women's (15 player squad) and men's Ashes winners (12 of them)|
|David Capel||England Tour Squad Jacket and Tracksuit Top|
|David Capel||Northants CCC Official Jacket|
|Elliott Wilson||3 x 45 minute coaching sessions at Saffron Walden CC|
|Fred Rumsey||Signed Bill Tidy Cricket Cartoons|
|Geoffrey Boycott||Signed Geoffrey Boycott 100/100 tea towel|
|Graham Gooch||£50,000.00 donation|
|Harold Goldblatt||Wedgewood Vase|
|Jack Simmons||Lancashire 1st Team Blazer, Tie and Cap|
|Jack Simmons||Limited Addition Garfield Sobers 2004 Cockspur Rum|
|Jim Brown||After dinner speaker and play writing master class for up to 10 people|
|John Steele||Leics Framed Signed Scorecard Championship 1975|
|Josh Poysden||4 Ball at Edgabston Golf Club|
|Josh Poysden||1 Hour Spin Bowling Coaching Session|
|Kim Barnett||4 Ball at Marriot Breadsall Priory|
|Lydia Greenway||1 Hour Coaching Session|
|Mark Dobson||Trekking and Teaching in Mongolia (Flights not included)|
|Martin Olley||Cricket bat signed by Keith Fletcher, The bat he used when playing for Essex when they won their first titles in the 70’s|
|Ole Mortensen||Signed Memorabilia|
|Peter Graham||Massage/Physiotheraphy session in Sunderland|
|Peter Graham||Golf (Northumberland Coast)|
|Phil Slocombe||Wine Trip to Bordeaux|
|Raj Maru||1-on-1 coaching session at Lancing College (1hr)|