The Lord's Taverners
Peel Region Branch Inc. - Western Australia
"giving the young and disadvantaged a sporting chance"
The Lord's Taverners was established in the UK in 1950 when a group of actors, who regularly watched cricket from the bar at Lords, decided they should do something for those less fortunate than themselves, hence the above slogan, which outlines the cause. (See lordstaverners.org)
Lord's Taverners Australia was founded in 1980 and the Western Australian branch in 1983. The WA branch has in excess of 300 members and has raised and distributed over $500,000.
In 2004 the Peel Region WA branch was established, raising and donating in some $70,000 for the betterment of disadvantaged youth in the Peel Region Western Australia. The major benefactor being Fairbridge Village where the Peel Branch support has enabled the refurbishment of Fairbridge Oval. In recognition of this support the Fairbridge Village board of governers have renamed the oval "The Lord's Taverners Oval".
The Association is essentially benevolent, as distinct from charitable, and operates on its membership fees, sponsorship, fund raising activities and other donations. Membership is open to all who wish to help the young and disadvantaged.