Paul Redfarn, Managing Director of Mr Cricket, explained: “We have been trying to find a way to help those brave soldiers returning from war with life changing injuries, both physical and mental.
“When we approached Gunn & Moore with this idea they responded enthusiastically and we hope that between us we can really help to make a difference.”
Helping real heroes
The bat was formally presented by England cricketer Joe Root to H4H ambassador and avid cricketer Mark Taylor.
Joe said: “The word ‘heroes’ is much overused in the world of sport and it was a privilege and a pleasure to play a part in helping real heroes.”
Mark, who was supported by the charity and plays for the H4H cricket team, said: “It is fantastic that GM and Mr Cricket have teamed up to make this happen and support H4H.
“The money raised really does help the wounded, injured and sick, whether it is a physical injury or a hidden wound. The bat looks great and I can’t wait to give it a good knock!”
Will you bat for charity?
The stunning new hero design is available from Mr Cricket in Burwell, Cambridge, or online at www.mrcricketshop.co.uk, with £50 from every bat sold going to the charity. It is hoped that more than £10,000 will be raised for Help for Heroes.
To find out more about Help for Heroes, including the charity’s latest events and initiatives, visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk