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Thunder team up with Barnardos

13 September 2019

Hannah Darlington with children at Barnardos Australia's Auburn Centre

Thunder Nation encouraged to support Gifts for Kids appeal throughout WBBL|05

Sydney Thunder will work alongside Barnardos Australia throughout the upcoming Rebel Women’s Big Bash League season to support their Gifts for Kids Christmas appeal.


Fans will be encouraged to bring toys to each WBBL home match to help provide gifts for children in need across the Thunder Nation.

Funds raised from the HomeWorld 50-50 Charity Raffle will also be directed towards ensuring that those in need can share in the festive season.

“Barnardos Australia is thrilled to partner with Sydney Thunder,” said Sarah Spence, Executive Manager, Engagement, Partnerships and Giving.

“Their support for our Gifts for Kids Christmas appeal later this year, and fundraising efforts across their WBBL home-games this season will help us to better support vulnerable children and families in our local community. Barnardos is proud to be a part of the Thunder Nation.”

Hannah Darlington visited Barnardos Australia’s Auburn Centre to play cricket activities.

“The kids here are amazing. What they go through is something that no one ever should, but the facilities here are amazing for these kids who are so full of life,” said Darlington.

“These kids are so full of life and to bring cricket to them and let them experience it, I think they really enjoyed it and so did I. They definitely put a smile on my face.”

Sydney Thunder supported the Gifts for Kids Christmas appeal last year, with the Thunder Nation generously donating $7000 worth of toys at the club’s Christmas Eve fixture.

For more information about this partnership, please contact Sydney Thunder.

Sydney Thunder is set to open the first ever standalone WBBL season with a blockbuster Sydney Smash against crosstown rivals the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval on Friday 18 October.

Sydney Thunder Memberships

To celebrate the first ever standalone season, the club has launched its Inaugural WBBL Membership, starting from $25 and including a unique Membership pack.

For more information, please contract our Membership Team on 02 8302 6006.

Sydney Thunder WBBL|05 Tickets

Friday 18 October | Vs Sydney Sixers | North Sydney Oval | 7.40PM

Sunday 20 October | Vs Brisbane Heat | North Sydney Oval | 2.10PM

Saturday 26 October | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Blacktown International Sportspark | 7.00PM

Sunday 27 October | Vs Melbourne Stars | Bankstown Memorial Oval | 2.00PM

Friday 15 November | Vs Sydney Sixers | Drummoyne Oval | 7.10PM

Saturday 16 November | Vs Brisbane Heat | Drummoyne Oval | 7.10PM

Wednesday 20 November | Vs Adelaide Strikers | North Dalton Park | 2.30PM