Jonathan Trott marks benefit year with Birmingham luncheon

14th August 2014

England’s triple Ashes-winning batsman Jonathan Trott – who left the tour of Australia last November because of a ‘stress-related condition’ – will be talking about his experiences at a Celebrity Luncheon in Birmingham on Friday, September 5th with proceeds of the event supporting Cure Leukaemia and the Tiny Babies Big Appeal.

Jonathan, together with Cure Leukaemia Patron and ex-Warwickshire colleague Ashley Giles will join other cricketing chums as guests of honour at the event, organised by Birmingham Press Club as one of the first events of an official Benefit Year awarded to him by Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen will lead a Q&A session at the lunch and Nick, who is a keen cricket fan himself and a former president of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, commented: “Trotty has been a terrific batsman for England and I am sure he will provide a fascinating insight into the game today.”

Over the past few years, Jonathan Trott has shown significant support to Cure Leukaemia – most notably in 2013 where he captained ‘Team White’ in the Head 2 Head campaign which raised over £125,000 through the BUPA Great Birmingham Run.

Tickets for the three-course luncheon at the Award Winning Opus Restaurant on Cornwall Street, are priced at £85 plus VAT.

There is a discounted ticket price for Press Club members – £70 plus VAT.

To reserve your place at what plans to be a fantastic afternoon, kicking off with a reception at 12.30pm, simply email:

Press Club chairman Ed James commented: “Jonathan, now in his 12th season at Edgbaston, has made a tremendous impact on Test and county cricket in England. Jonathan lives in Birmingham and is passionate about the city. It’s a privilege to have secured him as a guest speaker, especially as this will be the first time he will have spoken to a Birmingham audience since his departure from Test cricket last year.”

Jonathan, aged 33, said: “Warwickshire players, staff and supporters have been fantastic to me during my time here at Edgbaston, and their support has been instrumental in helping me win trophies with the Bears and establishing myself in England’s Test and ODI teams.


I love living in Birmingham and I had no hesitation in committing my long-term future to the club.


I’m very grateful to everyone connected to Warwickshire for this Benefit Year opportunity and for the full support I have received from the Club and its members in recent months."

During his year, Jonathan will be continuing to support Cure Leukaemia in events throughout the country. For further information about Jonathan Trott’s 2014 Benefit Year, please contact

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