Earlier this Summer, our Chairman Adrian Beecroft matched all donations made to Chance to Shine throughout the Ashes series and our fantastic supporters helped to raise £80,000. Following its success, another of our generous donors has pledged a NEW match-funding pot of £25,000, enabling us to double all your donations during the Men's and Women's Winter Ashes series.

However, if we do not raise £25k then we will need to return any funds that are not used before 2 February 2014.

You can donate via our secure donation page http://support.chancetoshine.org/all-donation-forms/single-donation 

Please help us reach our target and keep Chance to Shine going in primary and secondary schools. Schools like St Christopher's Primary, located in a challenging area of Liverpool, where playing cricket at school was unheard of before Chance to Shine introduced weekly sessions. Now cricket flows through the school with children setting up games in their break-time spontaneously and the school's cricket team reached the finals of a national junior competition. Voted Chance to Shine's 'School of the Year 2013' their story can be viewed below.

Thank you for your support this Winter and for helping to give many more children the gift of cricket.

Competition: win a unique silver Ashes urn!
We are giving our supporters the chance to win a replica silver-plated Ashes urn (see image in picture gallery below), kindly donated by MCC as part of our partnership to introduce the MCC Spirit of Cricket message to schools. This is a special one-off prize and a unique gift for any cricket lover.Everyone who donates £15 or more during the Winter Ashes Challenge (ends 2 February 2014) and answers the simple question below will be entered into a prize draw. Your gift of £15 will pay for a year's cricket coaching for one child; two children with the match-funding!

In order to enter our prize draw you must take the following steps: 1. Donate £15 via our secure donation page: http://support.chancetoshine.org/all-donation-forms/single-donation

2. Answer the following question in the Comments box when you make your donation:

Q: Where is the original Ashes urn held?

a) The Kia Oval b) Lord's c) Edgbaston