A Sportsman Dinner organised for the St Joseph’s Cricket Club’s annual fundraising dinner at Preston Grasshoppers has raised a fantastic £3,700 for St Catherine’s Hospice.
More than 150 people attended the event, with special guests Curtis Woodhouse – former professional footballer turned professional boxer and football manager – and comedian Billy Flywheel.
After the cricket team disbanded, it was agreed to continue the popular annual fundraising dinner, with this being the 38th event.
Prizes were donated for the auction from BetSid, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, Loud & Clear Graphics, Sleeve It, ESP Bathrooms & Interiors, Preston North End, Ashton and Lea Golf Club, and Soccer Manager.
Hayley Jackson, community engagement officer at St Catherine’s, said: “We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported this event and helped raise such a brilliant amount for the hospice. We simply couldn’t continue to offer our specialist palliative and end-of-life care to local people without the fantastic support of our communities; we’re incredibly grateful for your wonderful efforts!”