Watch No Balls LIVE online charity special in support of Take Her Lead
Thursday 23rd November from 6pm GMT
Bringing together some of the brightest stars across the cricketing and celebrity world for a night of fun, cricket, laughter, and surprises - the No Balls duo will be hosting a live online charity night on Thursday 23rd November in support of Take Her Lead, cricket’s only charity solely championing women and girls.
Watch as popular podcast hosts Alex Hartley and Kate Cross present the online evening event with some amazing guest stars from across the game as well as interviews, celebrity pop-ins and general No Balls discussion. This will all be with the backdrop to an online auction which opens today, with main items including VIP Coldplay tickets and a week stay in a villa in Barbados, all on behalf of Take Her Lead. In the lead up to the event you can enter into a £10 prize draw for exclusive prizes such as attending a session with the England Women’s cricket team or a private net with Danni Wyatt. Prize draw winners will be announced live on the night.
Take Her Lead, set up to advance equity and inclusion in cricket, and to increase participation for women and girls was recently awarded charity status by the UK charity commission. In the last year, THL has worked with over 1000 women and girls and connected with thousands more online through a range of initiatives and programmes. While progress is being made in the sport many still question whether they belong in the game. Founded by former England cricketer and global broadcaster, Isa Guha, to honour her Mum Roma, THL’s mission is to enable a more inclusive culture for women and girls by empowering, amplifying and connecting across the cricket community. This is achieved through three main areas – the Next Generation, the Women’s Workforce and Insight for Impact.
Through the Take Her Lead Champions programme, the charity is supporting the next generation by inspiring girls and boys through aspirational female role models in the game. The women’s workforce is supported by The Forward Drive Network, a community for women who volunteer or work in recreational cricket. And through Take Her Lead’s insight for impact led approach, the charity delivers support to the wider cricket community and enables positive change through workshops and thought leadership.
Take Her lead Founder and Chair Isa said ‘ We’re truly grateful to Alex and Kate for wanting to get behind this. We’re proud of the impact Take Her lead has had already but raising funds will enable us to deliver our mission, work with more women and girls, and ensure that cricket truly is a game for ‘her’. We’re thankful for the support we’ve received to date because we all have a part to play in creating lasting change and I hope this inspires the cricket and wider community to get behind us even more’.
On the night, Alex and Kate will speak with Isa and Jayde Ellis, Take Her Lead Director, as well as celebrities from the world of cricket and entertainment, and will be directing people to the online charity website here where they can bid on certain items in a Silent Auction which is live from today, along with the £10 Prize Draw. The site will also have ‘buy now’ items available such as England player Christmas messages and signed photos.
The event will be free to join but with a donate now button if people want to help the cause without getting involved in the auction. For the charity, £25 will enable a young player to attend a Champion session; £100 will allow three young players to attend an exclusive training session with professional cricketers; and £300 will enable the charity to train a Champion.
The event takes place on Youtube on Thursday 23rd November from 6pm GMT. To be part of this great night of cricket, fun, laughter and surprise celebrity visits please click here. For the auction, £10 prize draw and to donate, please click here.
Note: 5% net proceeds will be donated to UNICEF UK afer the event to help protect children in the Gaza crisis