Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce they will be supporting the Saracens Foundation with the delivery of the Sporting Roots project for refugee and asylum seeker families housed in SBHL locations across Middlesex.
SBHL is a specialist hotel and residential service provider which works with UK Government agencies to provide temporary accommodation to those seeking asylum in the UK. Middlesex Cricket’s involvement in this innovative programme will see the Club delivering cricket sessions to families in residence soon.
This latest initiative is another example of how Middlesex Cricket is creating more opportunities for those in its communities to get involved in the game.
Speaking of the partnership, Middlesex’s Director of Participation, Kari Carswell. Commented:
“We are really excited to be supporting the Saracens Foundation on this brilliant community delivery programme and feel that this can really make a difference to the families living in SBHL locations across the county.
“We’ve seen at first-hand how getting involved in active sports can help participants, not only from a physical but also a mental health perspective, and we can’t wait to get working with SBHL’s families and children.
“This is a great example of how two sporting organisations, working in partnership, can really benefit the community, and we’re excited to be in discussion with SBHL about other initiatives we could get involved in.
“Our thanks go to all at Saracens Foundation and SBHL for their support in working with us to bring this partnership to life. We can’t wait to get going”.
Saracens Foundation, Senior Development Manager, Sam Perry, said:
“Saracens Foundation are thrilled to be working with Middlesex Cricket in the Community as a delivery partner on such an exciting project. We believe that by working together we will be able to provide fantastic opportunities for the asylum-seeker and refugee community and can’t wait to get started”.