Netball World Cup 2019 has today announced that Cancer Research UK will be the official charity partner for the event, which takes place from 12-21 July at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
As official charity partner, Cancer Research UK will work in partnership with Netball World Cup 2019 to create fundraising opportunities throughout the event build-up and at the tournament itself, raising money to fund vital research into game-changing treatments, to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
The partnership with Netball World Cup 2019 builds on Cancer Research UK’s ongoing relationship with England Netball, which has seen over £3 million raised since 2010.
Commenting on the partnership, Netball World Cup 2019 Event Director, Lindsay Impett, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Cancer Research UK as our official charity and look forward to working with them to create innovative and engaging fundraising opportunities for our fans in the run-up to and during the tournament.
“Netballers in England have demonstrated their great support for Cancer Research UK over the years and we look forward to continuing this momentum when we bring the world’s most prestigious netball tournament to Liverpool next summer.”
Chloé Williams, Netball World Cup 2019 Partnership Manager at Cancer Research UK, said:
“We’re over the moon to have been selected as the Netball World Cup 2019 official charity partner. Every breakthrough we make in the fight against cancer would simply not be possible without the support of people, organisations and events just like this one, and for that, we are truly grateful and can’t wait to see the success of this partnership on and off the court. This is beating cancer.”
Pre-sale tickets will be available to England Netball members from 3-12 July and to anyone who signs up for the event website form 17-27 July, before going on general sale in September 2018.
The event is to be delivered by Netball World Cup 2019 Limited, on behalf of England Netball and in partnership with UK Sport, Liverpool City Council and ACC Liverpool and takes place from 12-21 July 2019. The tournament will see the top 16 teams in the world go head-to-head over ten days of thrilling competition at the Echo Arena Liverpool, part of the ACC Liverpool campus.