The Tom Maynard Trust has teamed up with Gunn & Moore to provide support for one Academy player at each of the two counties Tom played for, Glamorgan and Surrey, with the establishment of a new TMGM Bursary.
For each of the next three years, Gunn & Moore will provide cricket equipment for one player identified by the two counties concerned, supporting them with bats, pads gloves and helmets for the first two years they spend on their respective academy programmes.
Selections will be made by the two counties, Glamorgan and Surrey, working with the Trust, with the successful recipients of the new TMGM Bursary (Tom Maynard Gunn & Moore) announced in September.
On behalf of the Tom Maynard Trust, Mike Fatkin said: “This is a fantastic initiative on the part of Gunn & Moore, and we’re grateful to have had the blessing of Hugh Morris at Glamorgan and Richard Gould at Surrey in getting it underway.
“One of our primary objects as a charity is to provide assistance where it is most needed for youngsters making their way in sport and this sort of support is going to be helping exactly where it is needed, with two young cricketers each year benefiting by having equipment provided for them free of charge.”
Peter Wright, managing director of Gunn & Moore, said: “Having had close relationships with both Tom and, before him, his father Matthew, we were really keen to be involved in the work of the Tom Maynard Trust and after speaking with them it struck us all that coming up with something specifically to help the two counties Tom played for would be a really good way of helping out.
“The people running the Trust are people we both like and respect and we’re absolutely delighted to be able to support their objects in this small way by establishing the TMGM Bursary scheme.”