Over £4000 raised for NSPCC
Over the years Lillywhite International has donated to numerous charities and projects that aim to help children in under privileged areas, both in the UK and abroad, enjoy greater opportunities to participate in sports and social activity. It is our belief that sports and activity increase not only the social well being of young people, but aids positive social development, increases confidence and self esteem, and teaches valuable life skills. For a number of years Lillywhite International has provided significant sums to favoured charities, including The NSPCC, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Lord Taverners, however the founders of Lillywhite International always had a vision of establishing their own charitable foundation that could support worthy projects directly.
The Lillywhite Foundation may continue to support some of Lillywhite's regular charities but will largely look to focus on identifying and funding specific projects that the Foundation and its Board of Trustees believe merit support. Like any charity The Foundation will rely on donations from both generous individuals, corporates, and funds raised through events. The Foundation also directly receives a profit share from the commercial activities of both Lillywhite International, and the 7Rock UCITS Fund, while additional donation partnerships have been established with a number of Lillywhite's institutional business partners.
The Lillywhite Foundation has an independent voluntary Board of Trustees, none of whom work for Lillywhite International, and who donate their time and experience to ensure that the Foundation is governed properly and that all funds received by the Foundation are appropriately used and go towards helping young people as intended.
The creation of The Lillywhite Foundation is a very exciting part of the Lillywhite International vision but the hard work starts now in making the vision a reality. The Foundation has its banking in London and is currently attaining Registered Charity status with the UK Charities Commission. The Foundation is delighted and grateful to have the support of four former professional sportsman who share the Foundations belief in the power of sport and the benefits it can provide.
Andrew Strauss, former England Cricket Captain who played in 100 Test matches and is currently the Director of English Cricket.
Osvaldo ‘Ossie’ Ardiles, 1978 World Cup winner with Argentina and two FA Cups & a UEFA Cup with Tottenham Hotspur.
Ben Hutton, grandson of the legendary Sir Len Hutton, was a professional 1st class cricketer who captained Middlesex.
Paul Miller, played over 300 games for Tottenham Hotspur winning two FA Cups and the 1984 UEFA Cup and is in the Tottenham Hall of Fame.
The founders and the Trustees of the Foundation together with these four sporting legends share the core values of sport being a global language that can bring people together and develop the life skills of young people.
The Foundation is also delighted to have officially partnered with Charity Events Specialists "Under The Posts”. In partnership with UTP the Foundation will be holding a number of fund raising events throughout the year. The donations, and general support that The Foundation receives is welcomed from all sources, and gratefully received by the children and young people whose lives the help might change for the better.
On Friday 5th May together with Under The Posts at Balls Brothers, the legendary Ossie Ardiles was joined by his long time friend Ricardo Villa over from Argentina. The two 1978 World Cup winners, entertained the packed crowd with a wonderful 40Visit The Lillywhite Foundation Website
Over £4000 raised for NSPCC
Over £7000 for teenage cancer trust at various events.
Over £1000 for Lord Taverners.