Sponsorship Needed for #twicket


So far, we have made the Twicket broadcast happen with very little financial sponsorship. A number of people are putting in help in kind and free support, and I am very grateful for that.

Later today (21st April), we will be launching the official twicket.info site, which will, with the kind support of PayPal, incorporate a mechanism for people to contribute small donations.

We still need sponsorship, however, for the items below.  Please get in touch if you can help.

I am very grateful for the following sponsors who have contributed in kind to date:

CLA (Country Land & Business Association) [cash]

Aquila TV & Event With Me [live broadcast, streaming and website]

Radio Youthology [live audio broadcast]

PayPal [donations system]

Lancaster University [connectivity]

NextGenUs  [connectivity]

The people of Wray [for putting up with all this]

Chris Conder – for being @cyberdoyle

Dan Slee for the inspiration

The Guardian [support and publicity]

Metro newspaper [publicity]

BBC Radio Lancashire [publicity]

And thank you to all those who have tweeted and re-tweeted their support, too numerous to mention, except for Stephen Fry, without whom this would not be what it is, and who I WILL mention.

If you HAVE contributed, and I haven’t mentioned you, firstly, please accept my sincere apologies, and then SHOUT so I can correct the omission.


All sponsors will have the opportunity to have a banner at the side of the field during the match, and to have logos / branding on the main web portal via which the broadcast will be streamed.

Any sums, no matter how great or small will be gratefully received.

Items required

  • Cricket whites  £400
  • Bats   £300
  • Pads  £200
  • Gloves £100
  • Accommodation £400
  • Gazebos  £100
  • Umbrellas  £30
  • Travel  £250
  • Additional camera hire £250
  • Macbook laptop £1000

Any additional sponsorship secured beyond the minimum required for immediate needs will be applied to the creation of the Twicket Social Enterprise, which will work with Parish Councils and community groups to promote the cause of rural broadband in the following ways:

  • More events like twicket which demonstrate the benefits decent broadband connectivity can bring to rural communities;
  • demonstrating the benefits of broadband, including telehealth, telecare, e-Government services, shopping online, remote learning, keeping in touch with relatives and friends;
  • helping Parish Councils and rural community groups to develop online social networks which enhance the work of community building and local economic development;
  • building websites, blogs and portals to share best practice in rural community and economic development;
  • running Social Media Surgeries, workshop and advice sessions to help rural individuals and groups realise the benefits offered by the internet;
  • facilitating the development of community-led local solutions to broadband access.

Please contact John Popham for more information:  john.popham[at]johnpopham.com http://twitter.com/johnpopham