According to their website, the Lord's Taverners is a charitable organisation, dedicated to giving disadvantaged young people a sporting chance. The organisation exists through membership subscriptions, corporate and community partnerships, fundraising activities and donations.
"I've been involved to a lesser extent with the northern NSW branch, which my father established over 10 years ago," Gilchrist was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website.
"He's now involved at a national executive level with this organisation and they've asked me to come on board in this role. So I'm thrilled to be able to support it, and support all the programs that they run and provide for young disadvantaged people who are looking to pursue their dreams," he added.
Hailing the work of Cricket Australia in this regard, Gilchrist said that the idea is to help the young kids realise their dreams of becoming a top cricketer one day.
"Cricket Australia have been wonderful in their support of many charities over the years, and obviously the McGrath Foundation is one that comes right from the heart of the Australian cricket team in the form of Glenn McGrath," Gilchrist said.
"We all knew and loved Jane, and it's been extraordinary the way cricket has embraced that as a charity. And that's certainly an area where Lord's Taverners now, in partnership with Cricket Australia, are going to look to grow the fundraising efforts in bringing money into the game, and injecting it back into cricket, and allowing the opportunities for young male and female cricketers to pursue those dreams," he signed off.
First Published: July 21, 2017, 2:00 PM IST