The Boys of ’66 make a donation in support of St Catherine’s Hospice
Following a fundraising evening hosted by The Boys of ’66, a £300 donation has been made to the hospice.
Amateur footballers and officials from the 1960’s have once again reunited after playing against each other more than 50 years ago.
Wilf Riley, of Lostock Hall, was a contempory of the players, aged 17-18 in 1966 who played for the Preston and District Saturday league team which won the prestigious Lancashire Football Association Cup to become Champions of Lancashire.
Wilf said: “We chose to support St Catherine’s Hospice because many friends have been cared for by the hospice over recent years.
“The reunion went really well, with over 80 attending, the atmosphere was great and everyone was in good spirits – we look forward to our third reunion this year.”
The evening included; a table-top penalty shootout, entertainment from local poet Michael Neary and the guest of honour was former Preston North End Player from 1966, Brian Greenhalgh. A raffle was also held with prizes from a match ball from Bolton Wanders and Everton, match day tickets from Blackburn rovers and Preston North End and many more fantastic prizes.
St Catherine’s fundraiser, Emma Jacovelli, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Wilf and all The Boys of ’66 for their donation of £300. Their support means we can continue providing much-needed care and support for local people when it matters most.”
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