Dickie Bird commented: “I hope the Foundation provides more opportunities for children all around the UK and helps to remove the added costs associated with taking part in sport today. I want to make it clear that the Dickie Bird Foundation is for children and young people having needs in all sports – not just cricket.”The Foundation will be working in partnership with JJB Sports Ltd and it has also been backed by a number of local businesses. Howard Lake | 25 May 2004 | News Tagged with: Recruitment / people 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Former celebrity cricket umpire Dickie Bird M.B.E has launched the Dickie Bird Foundation which will help less privileged children participate in sport.The Foundation has been created to help children and young people under the age of 18 from less privileged backgrounds, to take part and compete in the sport of their choice, to the best of their ability.The Dickie Bird Foundation has been backed by a number of celebrity patrons including Michael Parkinson C.B.E, Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Tim Rice and Rt. Hon. John Major. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Dickie Bird launches new charity for children About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.