New Innings

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Like countless families up and down the country, the Patels have always found it tricky to get the kids off the computer and out of the house. 

So when Dynamos Cricket Intros came along, they grabbed the opportunity with both hands. In partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the free courses give young people the chance to learn and fall in love with a sport they might not ordinarily connect with. 

On top of helping them build skills, make new friends, and (finally) run off a bit of steam. 

All of which comes from our belief that every child deserves the same opportunity to play sport.

To Hear A Smile

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Having spent most of her life serving locals from behind a bar, Barbara was never short of people to talk to. But these days are quieter than they used to be.

That’s why our befriending service couldn’t be more important right now. Giving back to our older customers, in need of a little company, with a friendly voice to talk to. For Barbara, that’s Gary.

Through their weekly chat, the pair soon realised just how much they had in common, and what began as a quick call has become a lasting friendship.

And theirs is just one of thousands of conversations we’ll have in the next year. Small moments which provide the belief we can help tackle loneliness.