Cricket communities coming together to support families facing one of life’s toughest tests.
Cricket Comes Together
Supporting families facing one of life’s toughest tests
We’re asking clubs, groups and schools to host their own #RedforRuth event and help us turn red. No matter how big or small your community is, please help us raise awareness and funds to support more families facing one of life’s toughest tests.
Put on an event and turn your club red – however you choose to support, this summer we can turn cricket red and make a huge impact. From red kit to red stumps, decorating the pavilion or sports hall, the more creative you can be the better!
Supporting the Campaign
From Test match superstars at #RedforRuth to local community heroes, this summer we’re bringing the whole cricket community together.
”"Seeing so many groups want to take part and help make a difference is awe-inspiring, and I’m looking forward to seeing hundreds of clubs around the country turn red in support of families facing grief. However you want to get involved, it will be great to see so many people in red coming together to play cricket this summer.Sir Alastair Cook
Inspiring Your Local Community
”It was a blessing for us to get involved in the Ruth Strauss Foundation campaign in 2021. We wanted to bring it to our club to inspire the youngsters within the community, and to showcase the power of volunteering and support towards a worthy cause. We felt #RedforRuth was well received by both our young participants and the parents.
What was rewarding for us is that the children continued to talk about the event, even weeks after the event had taken place and they are already coming up with new plans for next year. We felt we have ignited that passion and commitment within them and plan to have #RedforRuth as a permanent event within the Cavaliers’ calendar.Annanth KumarHead Coach, Cavaliers Cricket Academy
Top the leaderboard
Win with #RedforRuth
Take part in this summer’s Turn Cricket Red campaign and not only will your fundraising make a difference to supporting families facing the death of a parent, but you will be in with a chance of winning some great prizes for your club or school! Whether you’re the top fundraiser or the most creative in turning red, you and your teammates could be wining a one-of-a-kind cricket experience.
For your chance to win:
- Register your event
- Get creative turning red
- Top the leaderboard!
Keep an eye on our club e-newsletter for details of prizes and competition updates.
*Blast or Hundred match tickets available. Venue and date TBC, depending on availability.
**Terms and conditions apply.
Party Pack 🎉
Kick off your #RedforRuth event in style with a bumper pack of red goodies.
Register your event and set up your fundraising page and we’ll randomly select a winner to receive a party pack of RSF gear to help you turn red, including red stumps, caps and t-shirts. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to sign up to take part in the campaign before the 4th of June.
Cricket Tickets 🎟️
Take your team to the cricket next summer with match tickets for the whole side.
Enjoy a great day out for all your efforts in turning red with a trip to a game of your choice in 2024* with 12 free match tickets. Any organisation to fundraise a minimum of £250 for RSF will go into a prize draw, with a winner randomly selected at the end of the campaign.
Training session at Lord’s 🏏
Take your team to Lord’s for a training session with star cricketers, including England international Kate Cross.
Your team will enjoy a two-hour training session at the home of cricket to brush up your skills, followed by a Q&A with our cricket ambassadors. Top the fundraising leaderboard and your team will get the chance of a lifetime to train with England internationals at the famous ground.
Train with the Vipers 🐍
A chance for your team to train with a top women’s team, the Southern Vipers.
Your side will head down to Southampton to train with the players…. Send us your snaps and tell us about your event: our judges will pick the fundraiser who has been the most creative with their efforts to turn red and raise funds for the Turn Cricket Red campaign.
Download Free Assets
Resources & Event Guide
To help you turn cricket #RedforRuth and make the most of your event, we have free resources for your club or school. When you register your event and setup your fundraising page we will send you an event pack in the post. You can also download free resources to print yourself!
Free To Download
Posters, boundary cards, guides & information sheets are available for you and your club, to help you promote your event!
Turn your #RedforRuth event red & purchase official red items for your club!
Whether you want to kit out the first team, or sell items to supporters, our red store has everything you need for a really special event. Order RSF t-shirts, caps and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re not a cricket club, can we still take part?
Yes! We’re proud of the support of the cricket family towards our cause, but this isn’t a campaign just for cricket clubs. Anyone can get involved in hosting their own #RedforRuth event, whether you’re a school, sports club, community group, workplace, or any other group.
Do we have to run our event on a specific day?
No, you can host your own #RedforRuth event whenever you choose, it’s up to you. However, most of the events around the country will be taking place during the early summer, as we’re aiming for as many people as possible to turn red around the #RedforRuth Day during the Test Match at Lord’s to raise awareness of our mission.
What do we do to fundraise?
Whatever you like! However you chose to raise funds is up to you and your group. We’ve loads of ideas in our welcome pack and keep an eye on our social media channels for creative things other clubs are doing.
Why do we need to register our event?
Registering your event means we can send you your event pack, and will mean you’re in with a chance of winning our prize draws for clubs taking part in the campaign. We’d also love to send you email updates about the campaign and what’s happening, but don’t worry –we won’t contact you unless you opt in and we will never pass on your data to other organisations without your permission.
What is in the event pack?
We’ve got lots of red items to help you turn #RedforRuth, including wristbands, balloons, bat stickers and boundary cards! Also included are posters to show your support for the campaign. And our welcome pack is full of tips, ideas and useful information. All items are subject to availability.
We would like more than one pack. Can you send us another?
As a charity, we have a limited supply of products available for free. But you can purchase additional packs and other items at our shop. Don’t forget we also have event materials to download.
When will our pack arrive?
When you request a pack, we’ll notify the fulfilment company of your request immediately. Please expect the pack to take a couple of weeks to arrive, but we aim to get it to you well in advance of your event date.
Do we have to be in the UK to take part?
No, you can run an event anywhere in the world. But we will only be able to send packs to UK addresses due to the increased costs involved in sending them safely.
I’m having problems setting up our club fundraising page
If you have any issues with setting up or managing your club on GivePenny, the quickest way to get it resolved is to contact their support team.
Is there a fundraising target?
We ask that clubs and schools aim to raise a minimum of £250. This is just a suggested target, but it means that RSF can ensure that the campaign runs smoothly, will cover the costs of the event packs and other support, and enable us support families facing grief.
Can we get a QR code that links to our online fundraising page?
QR codes are a great way to organise cashless donations for your event. When you set up your fundraising with GivePenny, they will create you a unique QR code on your club page that you can use to share your fundraising page.
Where does our fundraising go?
Can you tell me more about the terms and conditions?
You can find the terms and conditions for the prize competitions, as well as the general terms around participation in the campaign, here.
Pay In Your Fundraising
If your club or group has raised money for RSF, the easiest way for it to reach us is to pay in via our website platform