Bretforton Cricket Club are set to host a charity game in memory of a former player, who tragically passed away at 22.

Laurence Chinn-Brown, an avid cricketer, died due to a brain haemorrhage just months after earning a first class honours degree in law from Keele University.

The game is set for Sunday (May 26) at 1pm against Keele's cricket club at Station Road in Bretforton, near Evesham.



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Chinn-Brown played for both of the sides during his lifetime.

In Chinn-Brown's honour, all proceeds from the game will be donated to Project.3580, a charity which was originally founded by a school teacher, Neil Morland, at Chipping Campden High School, which he attended.

After witnessing the tragic loss of Aminata, a nine-year-old girl from Sierra Leone to malaria, Mr Morland created the charity.

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She was among the 3,580 children under the age of 10 who succumbed to malaria the same year.

The charity has since worked to provide better living conditions in Sierra Leone, raising more than £250,000 over the years to provide better facilities for residents like building primary and secondary schools and medical clinics, and even providing clean drinking water by making wells.

A sizeable portion of the funds were also used in the provision of over 4,000 mosquito nets in an effort to decrease instances of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria.

The charity game's proceeds will go towards the renovation and refurbishment of the primary school block, one of the many projects of the charity.

Attendees of the match can also buy raffle tickets or take part in the auction.

Refreshments including barbecued snacks and the traditional English Cream Tea will be available.

To learn more about the charity, visit the Project.3580 Instagram page or donate online via Go Fund Me.