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Richard J. Wilson

Richard tragically died in a road traffic accident on 7th December, 2000, at the tender age of 19.

He came from a long line of “Richard Wilsons”, well known in and around the Fylde Coast. Richard was a good all round sportsman who kept himself in peak physical condition. He captained Kirkham Grammar School at Rugby Union and at the time of his sad loss was a regular for Fylde 2nd XV with every chance of making the first team before the end of the season.

His funeral was attended by over 600 mourners, including many from his sporting connections and the large number of young people in the congregation demonstrated his popularity.

The Foundation was established to provide funds each year to support youth sports organisations and individuals in the Wrea Green locality, now extended to the greater Fylde and Preston area.

Objectives and Constitution

To raise funds in support of normally local and young sportspeople and sporting groups in the Fylde and Preston area to aid their personal and skill development in their chosen activities.

To help provide sport and leisure facilities

To help improve existing sport and leisure facilities in the Fylde and Preston area and the affiliated clubs and organisations within these areas.

To view the full constitution as a PDF click here.

The Foundation does not employ paid officials. We have officers and a committee working on a voluntary basis - funds raised go directly to the young people and sporting groups without the large administration costs taken out by other charitable and non profit groups.

Annual Dinner

The Foundation holds a local Annual Dinner, which includes live entertainment and an auction, as its main fund raiser.

You can help by:

Booking a place or table

Donating items for the Raffle

Donation items for the Auction

The Dinner is always a resounding success, raising thousands of pounds. Please follow us on Facebook for information on this year’s Dinner.


Alan Greening,

Lyndsay Greening,

David Lyon, John Lyon.


President: Richard T. Wilson

Life Vice-President: Alan Greening

Chair: Neil Fenton

Vice-Chair: Margaret Lyon

Treasurer: Hadyn Gigg, MBE

Secretary: Anne Wilson

David Dickinson, Helen Jones,

John Lyon, Dennis Rawcliffe,

Linda Rawcliffe,

Janet Wardell


Bill Beaumont, OBE,

Graham Kelly,

Dennis Rawcliffe