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CRIMBLE will on Saturday (July 13) be the setting for a second annual fund-raising day for the Christie Hospital in Withington.

Heywood take on Moorside in a vital Greater Manchester League game, but the occasion will also celebrate the life of a former player.

Kenny Farrar, who played for the first team as wicketkeeper in the mid-1970s, passed away a year ago at the age of 60.

And fund-raising for the cancer hospital at the ensuing home game against Egerton, where Kenny had much of the treatment for his illness, raised around £5,000.

Now the extended Farrar family hope to replicate the occasion, raise more funds and celebrate Kenny’s life.

Among the features on the day will be a barbecue, tombola, a raffle and stalls selling children’s books and skin care products.

Kenny’s widow Pamela said:  “Following last year’s hugely successful charity cricket match where we raised money for the Christie, we are delighted that Heywood Cricket Club has once again volunteered to stage another event this coming Saturday.

“Since last year, our family has continued to work hard to raise funds for the Christie and we will continue to do so in memory of my husband Kenny, in the hope that others will benefit from our efforts in the future.

“We ask you to come along and join in what we trust will be a fun day for all the family, sharing a drink with friends and cheering Heywood on to victory in the cricket!”

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