Adam Gilchrist speaking in Lismore.
Adam Gilchrist speaking in Lismore. APN

Gilchrist going in to bat for kids

THE Northern New South Wales branch of the Lord’s Taverners received another major boost at yesterday’s Tops Sports Luncheon at Southern Cross University.

Adam Gilchrist was inducted as patron before about $8000 was raised towards a planned special sports camp for disabled and disadvantaged children being held in Lismore in January.

Branch president Warren Noble said the success of the Lord’s Taverners on the Northern Rivers had been nothing short of phenomenal.

“It’s as good as anything I have ever been involved in,” he said.

“It’s all about giving kids who are disadvantaged a chance to participate in sport.

“Until you get a good look at our organisation on days like today, it’s hard to get a grasp of how much good we have done in such a short amount of time.”

January’s camp will be assisted by SCU, which will provide low-cost accommodation.

The next Lord’s Taverners lunch has been set down for March.

Anyone interesting in joining or making a donation can contact Stan Gilchrist on 0412 664 617.

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