Sixty years ago, outside the Old Tavern at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, a group of actors formed what has become the world's leading Sporting Charity. Now over 4,500 members, comprising sportsmen, professionals, show business personalities and people from all walks of life raise over two million pounds sterling each year for those in need.
Although cricket was the original driving force behind the Charity, it now encompasses all sports and assists those underprivileged and disadvantaged children who would not otherwise have a sporting chance in life.
The Lord's Taverners in Malaysia was incorporated as a Company limited by guarantee in 1995 and since then has been quietly helping those in need, albeit only in a modest way. Lead by the indefatigable Y.A.M. Tunku Tan Sri Imran who is rightfully acclaimed as Malaysia's "Mr. Sport", and his team of assistants, the Lord's Taverners are reviving their activities and they are determined to achieve their objective of helping underprivileged children throughout the country.
Thanks to the undivided support of the Members of the PJ Club whose own Community programme already embraces a unique Tennis programme for orphans, the Lord's Taverners have established their base at the Club, and it is through the generous assistance of their Chapter of the Hash House Harriers & Harrietts that the re-launch of the "Taverners" activities begins on 13 June 2009.