Annual Celebrity Cricket Match 2021: Saving the lives of women, girls and babies

The Match, which has raised over £8 million for women's health research since 1988, will be held in Oxfordshire this June

by Wellbeing of Women | 22nd Jun 2021

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For the last 33 years Wellbeing of Women has hosted a private cricket match in the Oxfordshire countryside to raise money for vital research into women’s health. This year we are holding the auction online and so would like to extend the opportunity to bid on fantastic prizes to all our supporters.

Place your bids here.

There are over 35 fabulous items to bid on, including a personal shopping experience with designer to the stars Jenny Packham, a cricket masterclass with legend Brian Lara and the ultimate hairstyling experience with the one and only Nicky Clarke. There is something for everyone and all proceeds go to Wellbeing of Women.

There is also the opportunity to Fund a Doctor with your donation going directly to researchers making vital discoveries in the field of women’s health.

The online auction will close at 5pm on 27th June 2021.

Since 1988, this cricket match has raised over £8 million that has been invested into groundbreaking research across a wide range of women’s health issues.

Many of the projects this brilliant day has funded every year have been entry-level research scholarships through the course of which researchers receive essential training and experience that allows them to progress their career.

For example, funds from the cricket match supported Nina Wietek’s research into a new technique to diagnose ovarian cancer in the fallopian tubes, and she has gone on to receive a prestigious Research and Training Fellowship from Cancer Research UK.

Emily Cornish

Dr Emily Cornish’s project was also funded by the cricket match. She is investigating a new treatment for a cause of baby loss called chronic histiocytic intervillositis (CHI). Dr Cornish has had promising results with a drug used to prevent the rejection of kidney transplants, Tacrolimus, which is safe in pregnancy.

Over the years, we have been fortunate to have had teams made up of the most wonderful world famous cricketers and outstanding business and political figures. Sir Victor Blank, on behalf of Wellbeing of Women, would like to thank all these players for their support.

See a list of our previous guests here.