Lord's to turn red for the Ruth Strauss Foundation

Thursday 15th August 2019

On Thursday 15th August, Lord’s Cricket Ground will be turning red – Ruth’s favourite colour – for day two of the second Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

Lord’s Cricket Ground, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will be supporting the foundation, by turning the sponsor ads red, with players from both sides wearing special commemorative shirts and red caps.

If you are attending, make sure you wear red to show your support and create a sea of colour at the ground.  If you are watching from home, there will be a text to donate service.  There will also be an auction and a raffle with a variety of cricketing prizes to win including the players’ red caps from the day.  More details to follow!

Guy Lavender, MCC Chief Executive & Secretary, added: “We are delighted to be supporting Andrew and hosting the Ruth Strauss Foundation day. Andrew was a fantastic ambassador to both Middlesex and England, and I am sure everyone who comes to Lord’s or watches from home will be enormously supportive.”

Andrew Strauss and other runners at the Westminster Mile 2019

Talking about the day, Andrew Strauss said: “The one huge opportunity you have as an ex-cricketer is to use that platform to raise awareness for what you’re trying to do.  The Ruth Strauss Foundation day at Lord’s is not only a celebration of Ruth’s life but will raise awareness and vital funds to produce better research into rare forms of lung cancer.  Through these donations, we will be able to provide grants for research and offer families vital emotional and well-being support throughout their cancer journey.  I can’t wait to see Lord’s turn red.”


Lord's Long Room Dinner

November 2019 (Date TBC)

The most famous cricket ground in the world, Lord’s is a place where legends are made! It is steeped in history and charm, with extraordinary architecture and a fascinating collection of memorabilia. 

A fitting venue for our inaugural evening event and we would love you to join us. Places are limited so first come first served.

To register your interest, please email: [email protected]

The Savoy Ball

March 2020 (Date TBC)

One of the world’s iconic hotels, The Savoy, has just completed the most ambitious hotel restoration in British history. Originally opened in 1889, The Savoy has played host to royalty, world leaders and legends of the stage and screen. A fabulous venue to host our inaugural Ball to include a scrumptious 3-course meal, entertainment, dancing and fundraising.

To register your interest, please email: [email protected]

Spring Golf Day

Most likely to be held at the prestigious Sunningdale Golf Club, the day will be jam packed with great food, drink, celebrities, fundraising and most of all….prizes.  If you love your golf, then look no further.

To register your interest, please email: [email protected]

The above events are to be managed by our events partner D&G Group.