The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is Cricket Australia's official charity partner for the Big Bash League.
Cricket Australia’s ongoing partnership with children’s charity, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, forms part of the community action program where the Foundation are the Official Charity Partner of Cricket Cares and the KFC T20 Big Bash League.
Over the last three years of partnership, Cricket Australia fans have raised much needed funds for the Foundation’s inspiring Buddy Bags program.
Buddy Bags are backpacks containing new and essential items such as a toothbrush, pyjamas, underwear, as well as a teddy bear.
In addition to providing material aid, Buddy Bags help restore a sense of safety and security into children’s lives during this time of trauma – which is one of the vital first steps to recovery. Buddy Bags are something they can call their own, no matter where they go.
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, with Cricket Australia’s help, have brought over 75,000 bags to kids in care across Australia.
Meg Lanning, Brad Haddin, Mike Hussey and Sarah Elliot have all shown their support for the Foundation’s work.
The partnership also supports the Foundation’s Better Buddies Framework, a program which has been introduced in almost 2000 schools across Australia to help reduce bullying by creating friendly and caring school communities.
Better Buddies works by pairing new primary school students with an older buddy, helping students entering their first year of primary school to feel safe, valued and connected.
The partnership is vital to the Foundation’s work in helping Aussie kids thrive.
To support the Foundation’s work, or learn more about the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s programs, click here: www.amf.org.au/cricket