Free fun day in Colne in memory of Philip


The parents of a young man killed in a car crash have organised a free fun day in their son’s name.

Daryl Wright and Jane Wright will be holding the charity fund-raiser in memory of Philip Wright – who died in July 2009, along with his friends Jessica Foxley and Tom Petty.

The event, which will be raising money to buy a defibrillator for the Philip Wright Crown Green Bowling Academy, will take place at Colne Cricket Club tomorrow between 1pm and 4pm. There will be a barbecue, refreshments and plenty of activities, including a tombola and giant garden games.

Mr and Mrs Wright, of Alkincoats Road, said: “Our son, Philip Wright, lost his life that night but we are determined to keep the memories of Philip strong within the sporting arena that he excelled — crown green bowls.

“Philip played for Colne Cricket Club and was extremely successful, on both an individual and team level. We have set up a bowling academy in Philip’s memory, which runs every Saturday morning from 10am to noon. The academy is run purely by volunteers and is sustained by donations from the public and some lottery funding.”

Tomorrow’s fund-raising day will also include a raffle. Anybody who is able to offer a donation and/or a raffle prize can contact Mr Wright on 07841129795 or Steve Clamp on 07967328841.