Derbyshire cricketer, Luis Reece is to begin a year’s worth of challenges in an attempt to raise substantial funds for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust and two other charities.
Usually faced with the challenge of keeping out opening bowlers across the county scene, Derbyshire opening batsman Luis Reece has decided on a different kind of challenge to end the year.
As well as supporting the Trust, Reece will be raising money for Mind and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). The 28-year old will be taking suggestions from the public across his social media platforms to decide on a different challenge each month. Reece will then put suggested challenges forward with the public voting to choose one specific charity challenge each month until December 2019.
While out with a foot injury during the 2018 season, Reece came up with this unique fundraising idea and is excited for the challenges to finally get underway.
Formally known as the PCA Benevolent Fund, the Professional Cricketers’ Trust will be a beneficiary of the challenges with the registered charity created to support the lifelong health and wellbeing of PCA members and their immediate families.
The Trust looks out for players throughout their active careers and long afterwards, funding life-changing medical assistance, crisis helplines and educational programmes in England and Wales, the players’ charity is of upmost importance to the former Lancashire man.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now and I’m really excited to finally get it all started,” said Reece.
“The three charities mean a lot to me personally and I really want to give something back to charities that have helped me.
“The lads and staff at Derbyshire all know about it and I’m hoping we can raise a decent amount of funds for three charities that mean a lot to me.
“The whole concept is for other people to decide what I have to do in order to raise money, so I’m excited to see some of the suggestions that come in.”
Throughout ‘Luis’ Charity Challenges’, Reece will post a video diary across all Professional Cricketers’ Trust platforms to demonstrate each different challenge taking place and the possible adversities he will have to overcome.
“I want to make these challenges as interactive as possible so I think it will really help if people can see what I’m getting up to and how I’m getting on,” Reece added.
“If I can raise even more awareness for them and the work they do then that can only be a benefit.”
To read more on Luis Reece’s Charity Challenges click here.