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Here for families facing grief

We’re turning


Here for families facing grief


17th – 21st August

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Support The Foundation

Supporting families facing one of life’s toughest tests

The Ruth Strauss Foundation is turning red again this summer, with LV= Insurance kindly dedicating the first Test Match of the series to the Foundation. Day two of the Test, Thursday 18August, will be our annual #RedForRuth Day.

Ruth Strauss, wife of former England cricket captain Sir Andrew Strauss, was diagnosed with an incurable non-smoking lung cancer and died in December 2018; she was 46 years old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13. In her memory, Sir Andrew set up the Ruth Strauss Foundation, with its mission to support families facing the death of a parent. In the UK more than 23,600 parents with dependent children die each year, leaving behind 41,000 bereaved children. No family should face grief alone. We are here for families facing grief.

Get Involved

Take Part in Our Digital Shirt Campaign

The LV= Insurance Test | Supporting Ruth Strauss Foundation

England v South Africa
12th – 16th August 2021

Join team #RedforRuth and create your own personalised digital shirt!

For a £10 donation you can add your own, your club’s or your company name to your shirt, and by sharing this on your social channels you are helping us turn red and raise awareness of our cause.

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Bringing the cricket community together!

Host your own #RedforRuth event

We would love for you and your club to join and help us #TurnCricketRed again this year in support of families facing one of life’s toughest tests.

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Join the Campaign

Register Now!

Last year we saw the fabulous Cavaliers Cricket Academy & Maghull CC Women win a coaching session with our Founder, Sir Andrew Strauss and Maia Bouchier at Lord’s.

This year, any club that registers an event with RSF as part of the campaign, will be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. There will also be prizes for coming top of the GivePenny leader board!

  • One of our RSF ambassadors visiting your club for the day!
  • New club kit
  • Tickets to matches

Sign your club up for free event pack! It’s simple:

  • Register your event below
  • Sign your club up to GivePenny and pledge to fundraise for RSF
  • Spread the word on social media, tagging #RedforRuth @RuthStraussFoundation

Our Mission

Here for families facing grief.

The death of a parent can be one of the most traumatic events experienced by a child in their lifetime. Especially when children are unprepared and unaware of the impending death, this can negatively impact their psychosocial wellbeing.

The RSF Family Support team help families prepare for grief, death & dying by providing guidance to parents on how to start the difficult conversation with their children about their terminal cancer diagnosis. By encouraging families to maintain an open and honest dialogue, children avoid internalising questions, worries or fears, and are better able to create valuable moments & memories with their dying parent.


Be in it to win it!


Soon you will have the opportunity to bid on one of our amazing auction prizes, all in support of our cause. We had an incredible line up of auction prizes last year, including a VIP visit to see the Red Arrows, an exclusive dinner at Tom Kerridge’s Michelin-starred private dining space The Shed, a 9-night trip to Barbados with the Barmy Army, one-to-one batting coaching clinic with Gary Palmer – Sir Alastair Cook’s batting coach, and many more besides. Watch this space for more updates soon!

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Turn Red for Ruth

Join the thousands of other donors making a difference


Shop Red Today

Ready to turn #RedforRuth? Order anything from our RSF t-shirts, caps, ties through to our mugs and more!

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