Bowled over by cricket club’s gift


Long-standing Blackpool Cricket Club member Gordon Chubb, who died from motor neuron disease earlier this year, was remembered at a fund-raising event.

A sum of £2,000 was raised at the Ladies 1st Team Cricket Match, held at the Stanley Park club in memory of Gordon. Michelle, Gordon’s widow, supported by her family and friends, worked hard to raise the money for the Motor Neurone Disease charity, an organisation that was close to her late husband’s heart.

Staff and volunteers from the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association attended Blackpool Cricket Club to accept the cheque. Sarah Milner, MND volunteering development co-ordinator , said: “An incredible £2,000 raised at Ladies 1st team cricket match “This money will stay locally and support people living with MND in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde. “The local group provide grants to improve quality of life for people living with this life limiting condition and also their carers and children.”

Gordon was a huge cricket fan, working for Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation, the charitable arm of the County Cricket Club. Gordon was involved in helping raise funds for the Foundation as well as local cricket clubs and organisations.

He also played cricket for many years at various clubs including Thonton ICI, Norcross, Wrea Green and finally at Blackpool. Denise Davies, MND head of community fund-raising, said: “Without the amazing support of people like Michelle and Blackpool Cricket Club supporters, the MND Association simply would not be able to provide its vital services.”

To volunteer with the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde MND group, call Sarah on 0345 3751859 or 0750168092.

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Alex Diver

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