Grimsargh Cricket Club’s charity day raises St Catherine’s Hospice funds in groundsman’s memory

Posted on - 2nd September, 2023 - 8:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Grimsargh, Preston News, Sport
The cricket club on Billy’s Big Bash day Pic: Blog Preston

A cricket club in a village on the outskirts of Preston has raised nearly £2,500 in memory of its former groundsman.


Chris Billington passed away aged 70 from cancer and was described as a heart and soul of Grimsargh Cricket Club.


In his memory the club have started the now annual Billy’s Big Bash charity day.

Chris Billington is remembered by Grimsargh Cricket Club with the summer event Pic: Billington family

Junior, women’s and a men’s game took place throughout Sunday 20 August with visitors enjoying drinks, food, a raffle and a cake stall as the sun appeared for the majority of the day.

A total of £2,412.73 was raised on the day and will be split between the cricket club and St Catherine’s Hospice where Chris was cared for.

A spokesperson for Chris’ family said: “We are grateful of the love and support shown to Chris and the family as a member of the club and also the care and support we received from St Catherine’s.”

More than 200 people attended the Billy’s Big Bash Pic: Blog Preston

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