Who Are We – The Lords Taverners

The Lord’s Taverners is a national charity which was formed in 1950 with the mission “to enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them.”

The organisation is run through regional branches which raise money at a local level and use it to fund local sporting and recreational activities for youngsters with special needs as well as children in disadvantaged areas.

Our programmes support some of the most marginalised and at risk young people in the UK.

Giving young people a ‘sporting chance’

We enable young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities to enjoy sport.
In addition to the young people we support, we measure our impact by the ‘sporting chances’ we create.
Last year, we supported over 216,000 young people. We created over 8.6 million ‘sporting chances’ across all of our programmes.

What is a ‘sporting chance?’

“It’s the chance to interact, play and train. The chance to compete, to win … and lose. To learn, to have fun and make friends. The chances that every young person should have.”

We use the funds raised through our activities to create a range of opportunities for young people from deprived areas and for those with disabilities to engage in sport and recreational activities in their local communities.
Through regular participation, we motivate young people to take part in sport. This, in turn, improves health, social and psychological wellbeing, whilst at the same time empowering volunteers, coaches and teachers to deliver training sessions.

The Lord’s Taverners – East Midlands Branch

The East Midlands Lord’s Taverners region covers the counties of: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. Events and fundraising activities predominately take place in the Leicester and Nottingham areas.

The region has three sub-committees under the Chairmanship of Ian Guyler: Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

We all work together to create fund raising events and opportunities spread across the various counties. Over the last few years, the Leicestershire Branch in particular has been active in this respect, organising original and fun events particularly aimed at corporate entity participation – events such as the ‘Y’ Factor, the ‘L’ Factor and The Gauntlet, further details of which can be found on the “What we have achieved” page of this website.

Ian Guyler
East Midlands Chairman
Mike Siddall
Darrel Farrant
Rogar Summerton
For more information on the events and fundraising activities in the East Midlands region please contact Ian or see further details on this website.

Local Committee’s


Vic Brownett
Edward Wilkinson
Ken Hair
Richard Merriman


Claire Herbert
Kate Rengger
John Kelly
Richard Grudgings
Paul Elliott


Andrew Springhall
Greg Simpson
Rena Gohil
Craig Kay
David Clements
Keith Williams
Duncan James
Neil Smith