Former England Cricketer David Gower has been a patron of the Bat Conservation Trust since 2002.
David was captain of the England team and is regarded as one of the most talented batsmen of the modern era. He retired from cricket in 1993 and is now a TV personality and commentator.
"The more I learn about bats, the more I realise they are wonderful animals, much maligned and often mistreated. They need our sympathy and our help - that's why I became a Patron of the Bat Conservation Trust."