On September the 17th, the day before the Rugby World Cup 2015, the Kia Oval - supported by Old Mutual Wealth - is hosting the first international Help for Heroes Twenty20 cricket fundraising event. Allan Lamb will select the world's best cricketers, and they'll play at the Kia Oval to raise money for the ongoing support of our wounded and their families.
The match will mark the season finale and will be full of world-renowned cricketing legends; Sir Ian Botham will coach the England team and Andrew Strauss will captain. Before the match, there'll be a game between the England Physical Disability Team who take on a Help for Heroes Recovery XI made up of those who have been wounded or injured serving in the British Armed Forces.
England's opposition will be the Rest of the World team, coached by Gary Kirsten. Their captain is yet to be revealed.
Surrey CCC Chief Executive and former officer in the Royal Tank Regiment said, "We’re honoured to be teaming up with Help for Heroes to host this match, which will be a great end of season party as well as raising a considerable amount of money for an excellent cause.”
Bryn Parry, Co-Founder of Help for Heroes said, “This match will see cricket legends from around the world take part in a highly competitive game of Twenty20 to raise much needed funds for our wounded. So many of our Veterans don't know what the future holds...”
Paul Feeney, Chief Executive of Old Mutual Wealth, comments, “We are all inspired by the remarkable individuals who not only choose to serve their country, but who go on after life-changing injuries to show us what courage really means. We are proud to be able to support them.”
Tickets cost £20 for adults and £1 for U16s. Ticket proceeds will be donated to Help for Heroes. Ticketmaster have kindly agreed to waive all fees on e-tickets and print-at-home tickets.