24 hours batting for Fred. Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October

24 hours batting for Fred. Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October


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Fred Collinson’s teammates of the U15s Gloucester cricket team are holding a 24-hour Net Session to raise money for the Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust at Wycliffe College. During the 24 hours, we aim to beat Alastair Cook’s record of scoring 12,472 test match runs: each ball hit = 1 run.

We’re doing it because Fred Collinson, our opening bowler, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in September 2020. Over the last nine months, Fred has undergone 15 rounds of intense chemotherapy and had eight surgeries including a tibia bone graft in August, with a donated bone flown in from Barcelona!

Instead of playing cricket with us, his County team mates, Fred has spent most of this year in Bristol Children’s Hospital, Gloucester Royal Hospital and RNOH Stanmore in London.

Fred has been non-weight bearing on his right leg since February, but by Christmas he should have started the intense physio needed to get him back to being able to walk, run and return to cricket! His long-term goal is to get back in the cricket nets next summer, which will be amazing for him and us!

Our team has been playing cricket together since 2015, and we would really appreciate your support as we raise money to support this fantastic charity event to help kids, like Fred, who have had their world turned upside down by Cancer.

So far we have raised £11,829 but we aim to raise £12,472, will you help us? Payments can be made until 30th November 2021 at Virgin Money Giving | 24 hrs for FC

Thank you