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FELIX PROJECT ANNOUNCED AS CHARITY PARTNER

Sunrisers are delighted to announce that they are joining forces with London based charity The Felix Project. Through social media engagement and the positioning of the charities logo on their 2020 playing shirts, Sunrisers aim to support the fantastic work being done by the charity.

The Felix Project is London’s largest food redistribution charity, founded in 2016 by entrepreneur Justin Byam Shaw. The Felix Project rescues surplus food that cannot be sold, and would otherwise go to waste and delivers it for free to charities, schools and local communities serving the most vulnerable.

1.5 million adults in London struggle to afford to eat every day, 400,000 children in London are at risk of missing the next meal. With an army of volunteers, 37 staff and a fleet of 22 vans, this year The Felix Project have checked, sorted and distributed over 4,000 tonnes of surplus food to more than 300 different organisations across London. This is enough food for over 10 million meals for people in need.

The Felix Project have also been on the front line of the Covid-19 crisis, delivering food for 1.9 million meals in a single month, to help families, the homeless, people struggling with addiction, refugees and survivors of domestic abuse.

Speaking of the partnership, Danni Warren, Sunrisers Region Director of Women’s Cricket said:

“I have been aware of the work that The Felix Project does for a number of years, hearing their story and the impact they have on so many vulnerable people across the city. It is an honour to be able to support them throughout our Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy campaign.”

Andy Holland, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at The Felix Project said:

“We are so grateful for all the support as it truly does make a difference and we are absolutely delighted to be a part of this Trophy campaign”

The Felix Project will be match day partner when Sunrisers take on the Southern Vipers at Essex’s CloudFM County Ground on Saturday 29th August.

Look out on the Sunrisers Twitter (@sunriserscrick) and Instagram (sunriserscricket) for more information about the work The Felix Project does.

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