Flynn continues fundraising effort
England Physical Disability batsman Callum Flynn will raise further funds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust when he hosts a Twenty20 match at Swinton Moorside CC in Lancashire on Friday 27 July.
Flynn - voted Britain’s Kindest Kid last year - has already generated thousands of pounds for the charity after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer on his 14th birthday.
In two weeks time, his team - expected to contain a number of past and present professional players - will take on a side put together by Flynn’s coach, former West Indian pro Ben Johnson.
“We just want to raise as much money as possible,” the 17-year-old told ecb.co.uk.
“We’ve set a date for July 27 and we’re trying to get as many professionals down as possible, to make it bigger and to get more people down to watch.”
Flynn has already approached several members of Lancashire’s LV= County Championship title-winning team, but is aware his side will face stiff opposition.
“Ben Johnson has always been my coach and after my operation he got me back playing cricket again,” he explained.
“He’ll have loads of West Indian ex-professionals playing for him. He’ll bring a strong team.”
The charity event will also feature a BBQ, raffles and other fundraising activities.
Having organised a similar fixture three years ago, Flynn is anticipating an even more successful evening this time around.
“Last time we raised around two or three thousand pounds I think, and that was on a rainy day when we shouldn’t really have played,” he explained.
“Hopefully the weather is better this year, more people turn out, and we’ve got more time to organise it so it should be bigger.”
Those in attendance at Swinton Moorside can also expect to see plenty of boundary-clearing action, with Flynn adding: “It’s a nice small ground for a Twenty20!”
Tickets cost £1 for adults, with under-16s gaining free entry.
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