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Cricket for a cause

News — Posted 21/01/16

Stand up against family violence and join us for the Medibank Celebrity 20Twenty cricket match, in support of the Luke Batty Foundation.

Celebrities are lining up in support of the Luke Batty Foundation to play in the first Medibank Celebrity 20Twenty cricket match.

All proceeds from the match – to be played on Sunday 21 February in Melbourne – will go towards the Luke Batty Foundation to help support women and children affected by family violence. 

Standing together against family violence 

Celebrities who have signed up to play include Carrie Bickmore, comedian Peter Helliar, retired AFL star Adam Goodes, The Biggest Loser’s Commando Steve, Bachelor Sam Wood and former Olympian Leisel Jones.

Medibank CEO George Savvides says Medibank is proud to be the major partner of this event and to support the Luke Batty Foundation.

“Sadly, family violence does not discriminate. That’s why it’s so important that we continue to come together as a community to take a stand, raise awareness, and effect change.”

 

 “Our goal is to end family violence using the voice of survivors. Together we can take a stand and make a difference.”

 

The Luke Batty Foundation was established in 2014 by Australian of the Year Rosie Batty to raise awareness of family violence and to work with government organisations until family violence is no longer a subject that happens behind closed doors.

Rosie says it is her mission to empower women, give children a voice and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions. 

 “Our goal is to end family violence using the voice of survivors and ensure the current statistics are dramatically reduced. Together we can take a stand and make a difference.”

Medibank Celebrity 20Twenty cricket match

Join us at Northport Oval in Port Melbourne for an exciting game of cricket that is fast-paced, includes backyard rules and has been developed exclusively for the Luke Batty Foundation. There will also be pre-match entertainment, fun activities for the kids and a chance to meet the celebrities.

When: Sunday 21 February 2016. 12pm - 6pm

Where: Northport Oval, Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne

Get your tickets and find out more at celebrity20twenty.com.au

 


If you or someone you know is experiencing the impacts of gendered violence, please call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au

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