The PCA have this week announced that Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Flintoff have been appointed as Trustees of the Professional Cricketers’ Association Benevolent Fund.
Marcus has been a staunch supporter of the PCA Benevolent Fund having taken part in a number of fund-raising initiatives for the charity including two Big Bike Rides. “I will always be grateful to the PCA Benevolent Fund for the help that they gave me when I needed it most,” he said. “Having had personal experience of the outstanding work and support that the Benevolent Fund provides, I am committed to supporting the charity in any way that I can. I am delighted and honoured to be joining the board of Trustees to help other PCA members and their families in their hour of need.”
The PCA Benevolent Fund helps current and former cricketers and their immediate family members in times of hardship and upheaval by providing vital funding for operations, helping those who are having difficulty adjusting to life after cricket find an alternative career and supporting current players with professional support and expert advice.
The support provided by the Benevolent Fund is wide-ranging and, in some cases has been ground-breaking.
As part of the PCA’s commitment to raising mental health issues through the Mind Matters initiative, a confidential helpline is funded by the Benevolent Fund which has directly helped hundreds of members since its inception in 2007.
The Benevolent Fund touches the lives of hundreds of current and past players through the holistic work that the PCA’s six-strong team of Personal Development and Welfare Managers do in preparing them for life after cricket, whilst at the same making them more confident people during their career – “better people , better cricketers”.
Benevolent issues are those that pull at everyone’s heart strings and emphasise the important work the PCA does in generating funds.
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