Memorial match to help bereaved children

PUBLISHED: 12:04 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:30 02 June 2010

THE first annual Nigel Taylor Memorial Cricket Match will be played at the Manor Leisure Centre, Whittlesey tomorrow (Saturday). It is the brainchild of Andrew Taylor, son of the former Whittlesey Cricket Club chairman who died in 2003. The match will rai

THE first annual Nigel Taylor Memorial Cricket Match will be played at the Manor Leisure Centre, Whittlesey tomorrow (Saturday).

It is the brainchild of Andrew Taylor, son of the former Whittlesey Cricket Club chairman who died in 2003.

The match will raise money for the Free Kicks Foundation, a Peterborough-based charity which aims to give ill or bereaved children a special day out with the help of football clubs around the country.

Days out could include meeting their favourite footballer, watching their favourite team train, touring a stadium and many other football-related activities.

Free Kicks Foundation founder and trustee Steve Thorpe said: "We are extremely grateful to Whittlesey Cricket Club for staging the match, and hope the weather will be kind to make the day a fitting tribute to Nigel Taylor, and to help raise lots of money for Free Kicks."

The 30-over match will be between Whittlesey Cricket Club and a Free Kicks Foundation XI, made up of a select team of supporters of the charity.

There will be a barbecue, a raffle with many prizes, including a signed Tottenham Hotspur shirt and items donated by Blackburn Rovers, Everton, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Peterborough United.

The match, which has been sponsored by Peterborough-based company Kelleyvision, starts at 2pm.

Entrance is free and car parking is available at the Manor Leisure Centre, on Station Road.

For more information about the work of the Free Kicks Foundation, visit www.myspace.com/freekicksfoundation


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