James Tedesco and Ellyse Perry have become patrons of Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation, which former Australian Test cricket captain Mark Taylor co-founded during his own playing days.

Cricketer Ellyse Perry and NRL player James Tedesco. Picture: Dylan Robinson

Sydney Roosters, NSW Blues and Australian Kangaroos star Tedesco, who won the Brad Fittler Medal as NSW’s best player in last year’s Origin series win. and Perry, a dual international in cricket and soccer and the only person, male or female, to participate in World Cups in both sports, received a warm welcome to the charity from Taylor.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have James and Ellyse join us as patrons,” the 1999 Australian of the Year said. “They are elite sporting personalities in the prime of their careers and we’re delighted they’ve agreed to come on board”.

Tedesco said joining Sydney Sixers captain Perry as a Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation patron was a significant honour.

“Hopefully, our involvement will encourage lots of younger people to provide support which in turn makes life a whole lot easier for children with cancer,” he said.

Perry said the opportunity to support the Foundation’s fund-raising initiatives excited her greatly.

“I have been familiar with the wonderful work Sporting Chance has been doing providing funds for mobile home care cancer units,” she said. “It’s a privilege for James and me to add our names to the support team”.

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