Non-profit cricket group Bat4Africa launches new 'hybrid' bat to arrange funds for kids NGO

London, Feb 16 (ANI): A specially designed cricket bat has been launched by non-profit cricket organisation Bat4Africa, who has pledged to donate all profits from the sales of the bat to help to raise funds for a charity supporting street children.

The founder of Bat4Africa, Charlie Munton has said that money raised from the specially designed, grade one English willow bat will go to the Street Child Africa charity that works with local partner organisations in sub-Saharan Africa, the Mirror reports.

Munton expected for a good sale of the product in view of the upcoming Ashes, and said that the money from this project will be a major help for making changes to the life of the street children.

According to the bat's designer Marcus Charman, the single 'hybrid' shaped bat is pressed to ensure the optimum balance between durability and performance.

The money raised by the initiative will be used by Street Child Africa to help take children away from the dangers of the street, providing them with support and fostering skills and learning as well as supplying items such as shoes, uniform and a bag for school, the report added.

In the run-up to the summer, and with The Ashes series coming to England, the bat is available to buy until 31st June 2013 from and will retail at 250 pounds with a minimum of 80 pounds from each bat sold being donated to the cause, according to the report. (ANI)