PCA Benevolant Fund

Few careers carry so much uncertainty as that of a professional cricketer but thanks to the PCA Benevolent Fund, past and present players have a vital support network which helps them to prepare for and readjust in the world beyond cricket.

The PCA Benevolent Fund support current and former cricketers and their immediate family members in times of hardship and upheaval. They provide vital funding for operations and medical procedures, help those who are having difficulty adjusting to life after cricket find an alternative careers and assist current players with professional support and expert advice.


Runs4Funds is a fundraising initiative founded by Northamptonshire Steelbacks all-rounder, Steven Crook. It uses cricket as the vehicle to raise much needed funds and awareness for local children’s charities and causes. Established in 2015, Steven has worked with the A Life for Lewis Appeal, Thomas’s Fund and Alfe’s Cause and has raised nearly £40,000.

In 2018, Runs4Funds has joined forces with The Nigel Wagstaff Charity to raise enough money to purchase an incredibly important piece of equipment for the children’s ward in the Northampton General Hospital. Track their progress at runs4funds.org.