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If you would like to make a donation to the Foundation, please make a cheque out to

“The Richard J. Wilson Sports Foundation” and send it to:

Richard J. Wilson Sports Foundation,

“The Meades”, Dubside, Wrea Green, Preston, PR4 2WQ

It is with great sadness that we announce that one of our founding members of The Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation, Alan Greening has passed away on Tuesday 12th January 2021.  Alan, his late wife Lindsay and our late brother in law, David Lyon formed the Sports Foundation in 2000 in memory of our son Richard following his tragic death aged 19 years. A few years after the inception the Foundation became a registered Charity going from strength to strength , thanks in part to Alan.


Alan was a lovely man, caring greatly about the progress and well being of the Charity, he always brought new ideas to the table In order to fund raise monies for the children who applied for grants. Alan was well known in Wrea Green and was one of the last remaining “great characters” in the village. He will be greatly missed.

The Committee send their heartfelt condolences to Alan’s children, Andrew and Helen and their immediate families.

Anne Wilson


on behalf of the Committee of The Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation

2021 Marquee:

The Richard J Wilson Sports Foundation Committee have sadly decided that it is highly unlikely that COVID restrictions will be completely lifted by the end of May 2021 and therefore all functions for the Gala Marquee weekend from 28th May 2021 through to 31st May 2021 will have to be cancelled and all your ticket money will be refunded.

Please email Anne Wilson at annewilson@blueyonder.co.uk with your name, address and telephone number and we will return your ticket money in due course.

Thank you all for your support

Anne Wilson


Alan Greening Alan Greening Eulogy.pdf

To read the eulogy from Alan’s funeral in PDF format, please click here or on the image to the left.