Virgin Atlantic Cargo teams up with charity to help children play cricket

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Charity cricket partnership. Photo: Virgin

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has teamed up with charity Bat for a Chance (BFAC) to embark on a new South African cricket partnership for 2023 that aims to make the sport accessible for children.

BFAC is working with Virgin Atlantic Cargo as part of a continuing programme of kit donations across the world.

With the support of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, BFAC has recently delivered 18 bags of equipment to the country.

The programme kicked off last year in Barbados and Pakistan, working with the Roland Butcher Academy in Barbados and the sports charity FemGames.

This work was led in Pakistan by Ebba Qureshi, a trustee of the charity and the wife of former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood.

The kit donations in South Africa were overseen by The CATCH Trust which has a passion for delivering community cricket-led initiatives.

Phil Wardlaw, managing director at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Bat for a Chance to bring our expertise in transporting cargo to such a worthy project. We’re also grateful for the support of our freight forwarding partner, Woodland Group, in supporting this shipment.”

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]