MIDDLESEX'S ELITE PLAYER GROUP SET TO CLEAN UP LONDON TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LA MANGA TRAINING CAMP
On Sunday 3rd February, a group of young Middlesex cricketers will be swapping their bats and batting gloves for litter pickers and rubber gloves, as they set about cleaning up London.
The Middlesex Elite Player Group, formerly known as the Middlesex Academy , will be working with two military veteran charities, Walking With the Wounded (WWTW) and Litter Force, and will be joined by Duncan Slater, to clean up their local Finchley area, raising funds for their forthcoming training camp in La Manga. Spain.
Following the litter collection, Duncan will be sharing his experiences with the EPG youngsters, talking through his life as a war veteran and double amputee who has reached the South Pole and competed in the Worlds Toughest Marathon.
Head of Youth Cricket, Rory Coutts, has three key objectives for the day...
Ahead of what promises to be a fulfilling day in advance of the EPG training camp in La Manga, Rory Coutts commented:
"We are always trying to find ways to give young players as many experiences and opportunities that will help them to improve as cricketers and as young men.
"Over the next month the EPG boys have two really exciting opportunities.
"Firstly on Sunday 3rd we team up with Walking With the Wounded and Litter Force to pick up litter around Finchley alongside decorated War Veteran Duncan Slater. Our young cricketers will learn so much from Duncan's shared life experiences and working alongside him to help raise funds for their own training camp in La Manga will in itself be a fulfilling exercise.
"Then, having earned it, the youngsters have a week long training camp in La Manga to look forward to, alongside six of the club's current professional playing staff.
"These two experiences will be brilliant in helping our young cricketers develop as men and as potential professional cricketers."
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More about Walking With The Wounded (WWTW)
Our core purpose is to support ‘at risk’ veterans, so they are a valued member of society and sustain their independence post military service providing long-term security for themselves and in many instances their young families.
More about Litter Force: A Force for Good:
A key obstacle many veterans are confronted with post military service is re-integrating into society and replicating the self-worth experienced whilst serving. Litter Force aims to recruit veterans who wish to reintegrate into society in a way that enables them to utilise core skills developed in the military such as planning, logistics, coordination and communication.