The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is the proud Official Community Partner of the KFC T20 Big Bash League (BBL) and Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), where together we raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s important work in keeping kids safe from violence.
The partnership forms part of the Official Charity Partner of Cricket Australia’s community action program, Cricket Cares, and focuses on two of our programs: Buddy Bags and Better Buddies.
This partnership is vital to the Foundation’s work in helping Aussie kids thrive.
Over the last 3 years, Cricket Australia fans have raised much needed funds for the Foundation’s inspiring Buddy Bags program, assisting in delivering more than 75,000 Buddy Bags to kids in emergency accommodation across Australia.
Together we have also brought Better Buddies into nearly 2000 schools across Australia to help reduce bullying by creating friendly and caring school communities.
Better Buddies works by pairing new primary school students with an older buddy, helping students entering their first year of primary school to feel safe, valued and connected.
Meg Lanning, Brad Haddin, Mike Hussey and Sarah Elliot have all shown their support for the Foundation’s work.
Haddin said as a father the Foundation’s work was vitally important to ensure all children were safe from violence and bullying.
“It’s a great honour to be able to help promote the Foundation’s work. It really is comforting to know they are making a child’s best interests the first priority,” Haddin said.
Lanning, who recently visited the Foundation, was amazed at the range and effectiveness of its programs, which are in place right across the country.
“It’s incredible to think that they have helped (more than) 1.9 million children. Anything I can do to help the Foundation continue its great work is an honour,” Lanning said.
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