24 Hours for FC

10 December 2020

We are delighted to announce that Freddie Collinson has been selected for our U15’s and EPP squad for the 20/21 season. Freddie has been a superb and popular member of our County Age Group Squad and has risen through the ranks from the U10’s age group as a talented opening bowler. GCCC are excited to have him on board for the season ahead and we are really looking forward to seeing our U15’s side in action!

Sadly, in September this year, Freddie was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare (but treatable) form of bone cancer and he is currently undergoing intensive treatment in Bristol. At GCCC, we want to wish Freddie the best of luck with his treatment and that all of our players/staff are here with him in support during this incredibly tough time.

After this heartbreaking news was broken to his fellow U15 County teammates, they wanted to group together and organise a fundraising event for Freddie to show their support and raise as much money as possible to get him back on the field.

Therefore, they will be hosting a 24-hour Cricket Net Session at the County Ground on Saturday 2nd January to Sunday 3rd January 2021 to raise funds for the Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust. The players will be starting at 12pm on Saturday and will play continuously for 24 hours in relay groups, with the aim of beating Alastair Cook’s record of scoring 12,472 test match runs (each ball hit = 1 run).

The boys have raised over £6000 already and are looking to reach their target of £75000. They have done exceptionally well so far and wish them the best of the luck for their fundraising event. If you wish to show your support and help raise funds for Freddie, a fundraising page has been set up below;