The Ospreys joined premium partners, Morganstone Ltd, for a charity cricket match to help raise funds for the Jac Lewis Foundation.
Managing Director of Morganstone, and Ospreys director, Ian Morgan was delighted to hand over a cheque for £2000 to Jesse Lewis on behalf of the Jac Lewis Foundation at the recent Ammanford AFC v Britton Ferry football match. The Ammanford based charity was set up in memory of Jesse’s late son Jac, who was a huge part of the Ammanford community who sadly passed away earlier this year. The charity’s mission is to support the local Ammanford community with mental health awareness, support, resilience and mentoring and to create a culture where it’s ok to talk about mental health.
The money was raised through a number of initiatives including the Morganstone/Westacres Charity day where the Ospreys and Morganstone team pitted themselves in a cricket match against Ammanford Crickets first team on August Bank holiday weekend.
The entertaining family day out was filled with stalls and fun activities including a funfair, fairground rides, a DJ, trampolines, a bouncy castle, craft stall, face painter, glitter tattooist in addition to a BBQ and prosecco and strawberry stall.
The mixed Morganstone/Ospreys team was Captained by ex-England international cricketer Robert Croft, former Captain at Glamorgan Cricket Club. Robert retired from professional cricket in 2012, having played the sport for a staggering twenty-three seasons.
The all-star side Morganstone side included nine members of the Ospreys including, Hanno Dirksen, Matthew Aubrey, Will Griffiths, Tiaan Thomas Wheeler, Harri Morgan, Dan Evans, Phil Jones, Cai Evans and Callum Carson who reigned victorious over Ammanford Cricket Club on the day – to claim the Morganstone trophy.
In addition, further fundraising took place through a charity football match of Ammanford Football against Ammanford Rugby Club, raffles and direct gift aids.
Ian Morgan said: “The Jac Lewis Foundation and its’ mission are very close to the hearts of myself and Tonia as unfortunately a number of our very close friends and their families have been sadly affected by mental health issues and we along with the whole community in Ammanford want to make sure that Jac’s legacy will be to provide help and support to anyone at any age but particularly young men that requires it.
I personally would like to thank everyone involved in the fundraising including the Ospreys, Amnmanford Cricket and Football teams, Cyfle and the whole community of Ammanford who have been phenomenal in their support of Jesse and Janet and the Jac Lewis Foundation.”
To donate to the foundation, click here.