Dinner raises money for young sports hopefuls in memory of son

Photo:David Hurst'15th annual Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation dinner to raise money for young sports people across Fylde held at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green. 'From left, Anne Hubbard, Haydn Gigg, Mayor of Fylde, Councillor Kevin Eastham, John Lyon, Mayoress of Fylde, Valerie Eastham, Dave Dickinson
Photo:David Hurst'15th annual Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation dinner to raise money for young sports people across Fylde held at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green. 'From left, Anne Hubbard, Haydn Gigg, Mayor of Fylde, Councillor Kevin Eastham, John Lyon, Mayoress of Fylde, Valerie Eastham, Dave Dickinson

The 15th annual Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation dinner raised an estimated £7,500 towards the foundation fund to help young sportsmen and women in Fylde .

Estate agent Richard Wilson, who established the fund in memory of his teenage son who died in a road accident, said he was grateful to the 170 people who attended the event at Ribby Hall Village and to all who contributed to its success: “We had some wonderful raffle prizes, including a signed England football shirt and a signed Roberto Duran boxing glove and we are so grateful to everyone for their support.” .