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... cricketers' charities

"if you don't help people who are in need, it's just not cricket" - Steve Waugh


Steve Waugh is a campaigner for under-priviledged children in Calcutta.

Since 1998, he has been a fund raiser for Udayan, a charity home that houses children of leprosy patients.

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Dickie Bird MBE

The foundation was established by Mr Bird in March 2004, with the aim of helping disadvantaged young people, nationwide, to participate in sport.

"To assist financially disadvantaged young people under 18 years of age to participate, to the best of their ability, in the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity and to ensure that, in doing so, they improve their chances both inside and outside sport."

Sir Ian Botham

Leukaemia Research UK

While attending Taunton Hospital for treatment on a broken toe, he came across children in a ward and was shocked to hear that some of them had only weeks to live.

Since 1985, he has raised more than ten million pounds through a total of 11 long-distance charity walks; with Leukaemia Research (charity) amongst the causes which have benefited.

Imran Khan:

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is located in Lahore, Pakistan.

A project of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, it is the brainchild of Pakistani cricket superstar, Imran Khan, in memory of his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Khanum

Muttiah Muralitharan | Chaminda Vaas:

Muralitharan Vaas Gunasekera Foundation

The Muralitharan Vaas Gunasekera Foundation (MVGF) was formed in 2002 by Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan and Foundation of Goodness (FOG) founder Kushil Gunasekera, later joined by Chaminda Vaas.

Its primary aim is to serve the people of Sri Lanka and in particular the Seenigama region through sponsorship of those in need.

Shane Warne:

The Shane Warne Foundation

"To see a child smile is a wonderful feeling, to see a child suffer from a debilitating disease is an emotional experience... I leave knowing I can do more - - much more". - Shane Warne

Shane Warne shares an affinity with those that help bring some quality into the lives of seriously ill and underprivileged children.

Steve Waugh:

Steve Waugh Foundation is focussed on making a real difference in the lives of those who really have no-where to turn.

It will be supporting 0 - 25 year olds, who are sick, disabled, neglected, abused children, street kids or youths from educationally, economically and/or emotionally disadvantaged situations.