Leeds University Union Men’s Cricket Club (LUUMCC) has chosen to support Yorkshire Cancer Research during the 2015 season.
The club will wear the charity’s logo on their whites and players will volunteer at the charity’s upcoming events.
Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research, will also be a VIP guest at the club’s annual Leeds Twenty20 Cricket Varsity match between Leeds University and Leeds Beckett at Weetwood Sports Park this Friday.
Yorkshire Cancer Research is Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s official charity partner for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and is looking to extend its association with Yorkshire cricket by building relationships with grassroots and local clubs throughout the county.
This summer, the charity will focus on raising awareness of the dangers of being out in the sun too long, and the importance of the early detection of cancer, as part of its ‘Don’t Get Caught Out by Cancer’ campaign.
Charles said: We’re extremely pleased that LUUMCC has chosen to support the charity this year, and we look forward to building a strong relationship over the coming months.
Our connection with cricket in Yorkshire is a fantastic example of how the power of sport can be harnessed to raise both awareness and vital funds for important causes.
LUUMCC offers weekly nets, fitness sessions, and indoor competitions at local and national level. The club has three teams competing in the BUCS league system and direct links to the MCC University Cricketing Centre of Excellence programme.
Jack Goldberg, Treasurer of the club, said:To say that LUUMCC has done well this year is an understatement. We have been building slowly off the back of hard work in recent years and hence developed both from a performance and social perspective.
Our new found, exciting association with Yorkshire Cancer Research is very much the cherry on top. We are immensely proud of this relationship and look forward to building upon this in the future. With the development of the club progressing further this year, I have no doubt that along with Yorkshire Cancer Research, LUUMCC will have many, many successful years ahead.
Tom Shaw, Club Captain, added: To be associated with a charity as prominent as Yorkshire Cancer Research is something that myself and the entire LUUMCC membership is exceptionally proud of. It is a relationship which we are not only proud of but are universally honoured to play and win with the charity’s logo on our kits. We hope to continue to work with Yorkshire Cancer Research into the future and believe it is the start of a successful relationship.