The Foundation was terribly sad to hear the news that Ruth Strauss, wife of former England Cricket Captain, Andrew Strauss, who is a Patron of the Foundation passed away. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Andrew, Sam, and Luca, and all of Andrews and Ruths families at this sad time.
A truly spectacular lunch with the most entertaining man around - Harry Redknapp was simply fantastic. He had the audience in stitches and gave wonderful insight as to what goes on behind the scenes in modern Premier League clubs. Brilliant funds raised for Lillywhite Foundation and we can't thank Harry enough
Lillywhite Foundation with Under The Posts hosted the Spurs Legends Lunch. Gary Mabbutt MBE was Spurs Captain for a decade, Martin Chivers was one of the greatest strikers of his time, & Ray Clemence one of Englands finest goalkeepers. The guys were amazing & expertly questioned by maestro of the mic Paul Coyte. The queues for autographs & pictures stretched all the way around the room & we thank them immensely for their support.
A wonderful Under The Posts evening with some of Englands greatest batsman of the modern game - Jonathan Trott, and Ian Bell but centre stage was former England Captain Alistair Cook. The guys were great sports with their stories and The Lillywhite Foundation thanks them for their amazing support
The Foundation recently supported Youth Space - a London charity which helps children living in Hackney in disadvantaged circumstances to go away to a sports and recreation summer camp. A recent letter to the Trustees thanking the Lillywhite Foundation makes it all worth the hard work.
A wonderful lunch with the Test Match Special team. Jonathan Agnew was fantastic & entertained the crowd with wonderful stories. Alongside the legendary Peter Baxter, & Charles Dagnell, we thank them for showing their support for the Lillywhite Foundation.
The Foundation sweepstake came to an end as France lifted the World Cup on Sunday. Congratulations to Tony Andrews who won. Also well done's to runners up Ian Ferguson, Dan Granger & Paul Stanfield. Keep an eye out for the new football seasons Prediction League coming in August.
We are delighted to announce The Lillywhite Foundation is now enrolled with AmazonSmile which donates 0.5% of the net purchase price when you buy something on Amazon. This is a fantastic development for the Foundation.
Our Lillywhite Foundation Golf Day at the Belfry was held in glorious sunny conditions on Tues June 12th.
72 players attempted the Ryder Cup Brabazon Course, with The Foundation teams being Captained by former England Cricket Captain Michael Vaughan,
and former England Cricketer and BBCs Question of Sport Captain, Phil Tufnell. Also taking part and lending their support was former England Rugby hooker George Chuter, and former cricketer and current member of the Test Match Special team Charles Dagnell.
It was a great day and great fun, and our thanks go to Michael and Phil especially, George and Daggers, and a huge thanks to Tony Andrews and the whole team at Under The Posts for arranging such a good event which raised valuable funds for the Foundation and raised awareness of the Foundation's activity.
Great additional sponsorship and support from Tom Wharton at Barrington Ayre Bespoke Tailors, and also from Rob Bignell at BagSOLO who ship golf clubs, bikes and ski's all over the place from your home at very low cost.
Looking forward to next year already
The Lillywhite Foundation with Under The Posts is delighted and very excited to announce a lunch with Harry Redknapp on the 19th October.
Tables have been selling fast so contact the Foundation for a table at this highly sought after event
June 12th sees our Charity Golf Day at The Belfry. With Team Captains, former England cricketers, Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan its sure to be a fun day raising money for the Foundation
Charles Dagnell (former Cricketer & now part of BBC Test Match Special team), George Chuter (former England rugby hooker), and John Ferguson (Lillywhite) present the winning team with their trophies and well deserved bubbly.
The glorious weather, ample Pimms, and stunning setting provided some competitive cricket with all games being close. The 8 a side, 5 over format provides for some fast paced play and unusual tactics.
Set in the grounds of Sir Paul Getty's Estate in Buckinghamshire, Wormsley is often described as the most beautiful place to play cricket. The Lillywhite Foundation 8 took part in the annual 8 a side charity day and performed very well. Narrowly missing a place in the final.
Former England pace bowler, Devon Malcolm, presented our own Charlie Goldsmith with the coveted, no expense spared, Cup. Charlie led the league from just before Christmas & brilliantly held on to stay there beating the likes of Glenn Hoddle and Ossie Ardiles.
The Foundation is excited to announce a lunch with Harry Redknapp in October. Please contact us if you are interested in attending this highly sought after event.
A wonderful UTP lunch with football legend, Kevin Keegan, helped raise the Foundation profile. A real gentleman and nice guy entertained with inspirational stories. Thank You Kevin
The Trustees recently received a lovely letter that tells us that The Lillywhite Foundation is helping make a difference.
May 18th sees the Lillywhite Foundation Cricket team in action at the stunning Wormsley Cricket Ground in the grounds of the Getty Estate. With a Hutton and a Cowdrey in the Foundation team we are looking to improve on previous years in this 8 a side tournament that raises funds for both The Lillywhite Foundation & The Lord Taverners.
Another wonderful lunch arranged by Under The Posts saw British Boxing Legend Frank Bruno lend his considerable weight to the fund raising activity
Huge thanks to the gentleman that paid £2,000 for the Harry Kane signed shirt donated by Lillywhite International.
Next up we have a Jimmy Greaves signed collection including a copy of his original Spurs contract.
Glenn Hoddle, former Spurs and England legend, entertained the crowd at Balls Brothers as Under The Posts and The Lillywhite Foundation enjoyed another great event.
Former Spurs legend John Pratt was also there to lend voice to Glenn's anecdotes and insights. Expertly hosted as ever by our very own Paul Coyte and glued together by former England Cricket Captain Chris Cowdrey the evening was a wonderful success with over £3,000 raised for the Lillywhite Foundation. A signed Harry Kane shirt was just one of the great items that generous guests bought in the auction. We ran out of time and so fingers crossed Glenn will come back and do "part 2" in the future.
Our gratitude and thanks go to Glenn, John, Paul Coyte, Chris Cowdrey & Tony and the team at Under The Posts and of course to all the guests for helping to make the event such a success.
The Foundation is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with finance platform, Gravitas Finance LLC.
Gravitas will be donating significant sums from their own profits and also taking active participation in some of the projects.
Gravitas join 7ROCK UCITS Fund, and Lillywhite International as corporate partners.
The Foundation was delighted to benefit from a wonderful lunch with our very own Ossie Ardiles & Arsenal legend Ray Parlour. Paul Coyte & Chris Cowdrey hosted proceedings, with TalkSports Mike Parry also joining in.
A generous donation from Ossie of a signed Maradona shirt, and LIL's donation of a beautiful limited edition book "Drawing the 92" saw over £3,000 raised.
ENORMOUS thanks to Dave Vilka who bid a generous £1,000 for a PBCC Cricket Shirt signed by Chris Cowdrey, Sir Garfield Sobers, Mike Gatting, Angus Fraser, Sean Pollock, Graeme Swann, Geoff Miller, Barry Richards, Michael Holding, Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan, Sir Ian Botham & David Gower. The generous donation for this unique piece of cricket memorabilia is gratefully received.
The Lillywhite Foundation was delighted to present Mik Stary and Chris Pearce of Kriket Academie with a cheque for £2,000
The funds will allow the Kriket Academie to continue its excellent work running cricket coaching & summer camps for school children.
We are delighted to increase our partnership with charity event specialists Under The Posts. Throughout 2018 we will be holding a number of events with UTP.
UTP have helped raise over £3m for their supported charities and The Lillywhite Foundation is delighted to be working with Tony and the team at UTP through 2018.
Many thanks to Gibraltar based Pension Trustees, EFPG, for their fantastic and generous £2,000 donation.
The Foundation is very grateful for their support.
Match worn South Africa ODI shirt from Hashim Amla. Kindly donated by SA legend Shaun Pollock. This signed shirt is being auctioned to raise funds for the Foundation. email to make a bid.
The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers presents Foundation Trustee, Ian, with a cheque for £5,000 raised through events with our partners Under The Posts
Legendary Football commentator, John Motson OBE, enthralled the crowd with his stories from 50 years of the BBC at a lunch which helped the Lillywhite Foundation
Spurs & Argentina legends, Ossie Ardiles & Ricky Villa held a lunch in aid of the Foundation. Ossie is a patron of the charity and together with his old friend Ricardo Villa entertained a packed house with wonderful stories.
Our Q&A host, Spurs very own Paul Coyte, brought the best out of the two footballing legends and a tremendous lunch raised over £5,000.
The queue for photos at the end was unprecedented and we give our immense thanks to both Ossie & Ricky for their time and patience
After months of hard work, the Foundation is launched ... the first part of our vision.
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The Lillywhite Foundation is a company limited by guarantee established and registered in England & Wales (registered number: 10633481) whose registered office is at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom. The Lillywhite Foundation is entered on the Register of Charities supervised by the Charities Commission of England & Wales under number 1176109 and its objects are, among others, “to advance young people in life by the provision of grants, donations or subsidies for (a) the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life; and (b) providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals”. Copyright © 2018 Lillywhite Foundation - All Rights Reserved.