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Fund Raiser for James

By Matthew Mahoney

In association with Chapelhouse and Taylor Wimpey, Crosfields are hosting a charity touch rugby event to support former player James Orford

“We are all rooting for Jimmy and wanted to play our part in doing whatever we can to help him. We have an auction so any donations will be gratefully received” Russ Parkman, Friend and former team mate

James Orford is 39 and has brain cancer.

This disease is indiscriminate but has afflicted one of the sweetest, most generous, honest souls known to us. A cruel hand to be dealt but one that James is tackling in his usual gritty, determined and calm manner. He is a fighter!

James has had to stop working, had his driving license revoked and is now focused on getting better.

The many friends he has looked after and supported all these years admire him and value him a great deal. Even though he doesn't like fuss and would never ask for help, we all want to contribute to making life a little less stressful for him while he concentrates on his treatment.

James is a former Laportes and Crosfields junior and Soap open age player who had a devastating turn of pace off the mark often bamboozling defenders with his famous 'windmill' dummy!

We are delighted to host a touch rugby tournament that will help to raise some much needed support.

We have created a Facebook event for the tournament taking place on 8th June

Facebook Event

Teams are 7 a side there will be food, raffle, auction and disco till late. To enter a team please contact John Bannon on 07952 808447 or Russ Parkman on 07493 884416
£10 per player donation, standard touch rugby rules apply. Lets make it a great day for James!


Updated 23:03 - 13 May 2019 by Matthew Mahoney

Where next?

Pitch Allocations 18/5 & 19/5 - UPDATED Both open age teams at home on Saturday along with us hosting Warrington Wolves girls U12's and U14's teams. Plus 7 junior teams at home on Sunday.


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