Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird OBE, President of the Foundation.
His sporting career, both with YorkshireCCC and Leicestershire CCC and his achievements as an umpire are well documented. Dickie is known and held in great esteem throughout the world for his honesty and integrity. He understands the problems of children who find themselves in financially strained domestic circumstances. He has as his ambition to ensure every young person in the country has equal opportunity to take part in the sport of their choice, irrespective of their background or upbringing.
Warren Edward (Ted) Cowley
Born and educated in Leeds. Qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants in 1972 and admitted as a Fellow in 1977. From 1968 to retirement in 2012 gained varied and extensive financial experience with KPMG.
Previous charity work has included Committee membership of Leeds Mind where various successful fund raising initiatives were undertaken.
A keen participator in sports, including cycle racing when younger. Currently regularly attending gymnasium, playing badminton and recently completed Yorkshire Three Peaks walk for charity.
Born Harrogate, educated at Clifton House College. A life-time cricket enthusiast. Founder member and player for 30 years with Hawksworth CC. Elevated to umpiring in the Dales Council Cricket League. Has stood also for Warwickshire CC over 50s in Barbados and Wellington league in New Zealand. Member of the ACO-ECB
Born in Bradford. Educated at Liverpool University with a BA Hons degree in Economic and Social History. From 2004 until present has worked at Brown Shipley Private Bank in Leeds as a Chartered Wealth Manager. Keen sportsman and marathon runner.
Peter Mason is the Director of Mood Developments in Leeds which has won awards for its developments in Kirkgate, Leeds. He went to Bradford Grammar School and then Sussex University and then worked in North Africa, Germany and France before returning to Yorkshire in 1998. He is an enthusiastic supporter of grassroots cricket and children’s participation in sports.
Born & Raised in the village of Grayshott, situated on the Hampshire/Surrey borders. Vic has travelled extensively throughout his adult life and brings much experience of life in general, which includes business and sporting involvement.
Having bridged the so called ‘North / South divide, Vic is now settled happily within Yorkshire. Whilst helping at a Dickie Bird charity fund raising event, Dickie asked if Vic would consider becoming a Trustee of his Foundation. Delighted to accept, Vic now works with his excellent fellow Trustee’s in carrying out the great work that Dickie has set in his charity mission statement. This is to raise funds for less fortunate young people, and to assist with the purchase of equipment in their chosen sporting field.
The Dickie Bird Foundation has no divide when it comes to supporting children with the sport of their choice.