AN OSWESTRY sports club is hosting a charity fun day in aid of a Shropshire-based cancer charity.

Oswestry Cricket Club will be hosted the event at the Stonehouse Oval in Morda Road on Sunday, August 25 in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal.

The decision to host the day was made to raise money for the charity after club member John Hartshorn’s wife has been undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with the disease.

Oswestry player Sam Davies has organised the event and hopes it will gather as much interest as previous charity days at the club.

“It’s a good opportunity for the community to get together and enjoy a fun day,” he said.

“It will be fun for people of all ages and is all in aid of a great cause.

“Until last year, we’ve always hosted a charity day. I thought it would be a good idea to reinstate it, and for a good cause too.

“There will be plenty of stalls and games for kids, a cricket tournament, and for adults there will be a gin bar.

“We’re lucky to have lots of great volunteers at the club who will be helping out on the day.”

As well as the cricket tournament, there will be a barbecue, raffle, football and golf games and a chilli eating contest.

Sam added: “We’d encourage anyone to come down and check it out. People are welcome to come at any time of the day and come and go as they please.

“It is a great club to visit and the charity days always have a great atmosphere.

“It will be a great way to spend your Bank Holiday.”

The event starts at 11am on the day and finishes late.