Cancer raffle raises record amount in memory of much loved villager

Anne Gill chairman of the Ribble Valley branch of Marie Curie receives the cheque for �1.030 from  (left to right)  Betty Clarkson, Sabden Bowling Club president; John Pilkington, club secretary: Margaret Parsons, one of Peter's sisters who was representing his family; and Pauline Stansfield, a competition organiser. (s)
Anne Gill chairman of the Ribble Valley branch of Marie Curie receives the cheque for �1.030 from (left to right) Betty Clarkson, Sabden Bowling Club president; John Pilkington, club secretary: Margaret Parsons, one of Peter's sisters who was representing his family; and Pauline Stansfield, a competition organiser. (s)
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Money raised at a raffle during a memorial bowling match has been handed over to the Ribble Valley branch of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The raffle made £1,030 and was held as part of the Peter Wright Memorial open doubles at Sabden Bowling Club. The amount was the most ever raised at one club event and was a tribute to Peter, a long-time club member and well known villager who is much missed by fellow bowlers.

He died from cancer last November and his family donated the winner’s trophy for the competition.

His niece Jill Wright of Jill Wright Art, created a special artwork, worth £500, in his memory that was the top raffle prize.

Anne Gill, chairman of the Ribble Valley branch of the charity, went along to receive the cheque from members of Peter’s family.

The raffle made £1,030 and was held as part of the Peter Wright Memorial open doubles at Sabden Bowling Club. The amount was the most ever raised at one club event and was a tribute to Peter, a long-time club member and well known villager who is much missed by fellow bowlers.

He died from cancer last November and his family donated the winner’s trophy for the competition.

His niece Jill Wright of Jill Wright Art, created a special artwork, worth £500, in his memory that was the top raffle prize.

Anne Gill, chairman of the Ribble Valley branch of the charity, went along to receive the cheque from members of Peter’s family.