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The Keith Cracknell Foundation

16 May 2019

The Keith Cracknell Foundation

The Keith Cracknell Foundation has been set up in conjunction with Copdock and Old Ipswichian Cricket Club and Keith Cracknell’s family. The Foundation will have three trustees, Hazel Cracknell and Tracey Cracknell representing the Cracknell family and Martin Taylor representing the Club.

The aim of the Foundation is to provide young people aged 18 and under with financial assistance by means of a financial grant. The Foundation aims to help young people in ‘need’ of assistance with requests for members’ fees, training fees, equipment and clothing all being considered.

About Keith

Keith had an incredible passion for cricket throughout his lifetime. He also loved to support youngsters playing cricket and watching their development in the game. In recent years he became Chairman of Copdock and Old Ipswichian Cricket Club, a position he was very proud to hold. Keith was always available to support, encourage and give advice. Most importantly Keith gave his time freely where he could to support the teams and the club.

When the family were first approached about setting the up the Keith Cracknell Foundation they felt that this was something which represented Keith’s values and principles. It also provides a lasting legacy in Keith’s memory while supporting the club and its members. This is something the family believe Keith would have been very proud of. The Cracknell family are keen to support the Foundation and will actively participate in fundraising activities.

The Keith Cracknell Foundation Objective
To provide grants to support young people in "need" that would benefit from financial assistance. The Foundation defines "need" as "without this support the individual would not be able to take part, or that the cost to do so would present significant hardship to the family".

The Keith Cracknell Foundation Values
To provide a lasting legacy for a man who made such a significant contribution to community sport.
To reflect the values by which he lived his life.
To make a difference to the lives of young people 
through cricket.

Trustees and Governance
Their will be no less than three trustees of the Foundation including two from the Cracknell family and one from the Club Executive Committee.
Their will be no less than three application windows per year. The trustees will meet at the close of each window to review and respond to all applications.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club will be responsible for the financial administration of the Foundation.
The proceeds of donations received at Keith's funeral will constitute the starting fund.
The Foundation is being sponsored by Brooks and Wood Ltd.
The Trustees of the Foundation will commit to raising funds each year.
The first major fundraising event is a T20 cricket match v Leiston F.C. at 6pm on Friday 19th July. Please click here for more information.

Qualifying Criteria
The Foundation is open to all Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club members up to the age of 18. In exceptional circumstances, applications may be considered by older members.
The Foundation will consider application requesting support to cover the costs of membership fees, match fees, training fees, equipment and clothing.

All applications to the Foundation should be submitted using The Keith Cracknell Foundation Application Form.
Please return completed forms to Martin Taylor -
The first application window for 2019 is Friday 17th May. All applications will receive a response by Monday 21st May.

If you have any queries or require any further information please contact Martin Taylor, 07985 308305.