Meg Lanning, Captain, Australian Women’s Cricket Team

We are pleased to announce the launch of the FairBreak Captain’s Cause initiative, working with FairBreak CSR partner, SolarBuddy, aimed at ending energy poverty. In association with national cricket captains, we have established the Captain’s Cause to raise awareness about energy poverty and, through our CSR partnership, hope to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all people and our planet.

Building on the influence and reach of global cricket captains past and present, this program is designed to raise awareness and build education about energy poverty.

Each night, more than 800 million people are plunged into complete darkness with no access to reliable or safe energy. It has a devastating effect on the communities it impacts – on their health, economic stability, educational outcomes, and environment.

SolarBuddy is an Australian charity illuminating the future of children living in energy poverty by providing them with a solar-powered light. This allows them to safely study after dusk to improve their educational outcomes, and greatly reduces their exposure to harmful forms of other light alternatives, such as kerosene lamps.

Australia’s Meg Lanning (pictured), Tim Paine, Aaron Finch and indigenous men’s and women’s team captains Dan Christian and Ash Gardner will be the first national captains to join this global initiative. We are so proud to welcome Meg, Dan, Tim, Aaron and Ash on board to demonstrate the positive impact cricket can have in advocating for social good on a global scale. We hope their leadership will encourage other global captains to support this cause.

We would like to thank Cricket Australia for lending their support, and acknowledge the work of Greg Shipperd, in helping bring this initiative to life.

If you would like to brighten up the life of a child, please donate to SolarBuddy today.

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