Cricket day will raise funds for Chloe and Liam Trust
A cricket club will celebrate the life of one of their players by hosting a day dedicated to the sport he loved.
Marsden Cricket Club will be throwing open its gates on Sunday, July 8 in aid of the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust.
The event, which will start at 10am, will be the first to be held showcasing the sport Marsden cricketer Liam Curry had a passion for.
The 19-year-old was killed alongside his girlfriend Chloe Rutherford, 17, last May in the Manchester Arena terror attack.
Last year, their families came together to channel their grief into helping and supporting aspiring young performers and sports people to reach their full potential - something the couple have been robbed the chance of.
Chloe had a passion for performing, while Liam was a talented cricketer.
Liam’s mam Caroline said: “I’m excited for it. Obviously it’s going to be hard not seeing him behind the stumps, as this is something he would have loved to have been a part of.
“Liam got involved in cricket when he was six years old and it was something he was really passionate about.
“There’s been a lot of events for the Trust, but I feel this one is more Liam’s thing, so it makes it more personal to me.”
The day will feature two games of Twenty 20 cricket featuring Marsden Select and Marsden first team taking on competitors.
There will also be an auction featuring a range of cricket and other items up for grabs to the highest bidder.
Organisers are also hoping to a get a number of hot tubs onto the field where people can watch the game while relaxing.
They are now keen to find local sponsors and businesses to help them to make the day a success - in particular anyone able to donate the use of a marquee or hot tubs.
Anyone who is able to sponsor the event - being held at the club’s grounds at Jack Clark Park - in any way is asked to contact organisers through the Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust page on Facebook.