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Cricket graves campaign
8:30am Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
A FUND-RAISING campaign to honour a famous cricketing family has reached its halfway point.
Malvern Civic Society is spearheading a campaign to raise £5,000 to renovate the graves of the Foster family, who a century ago had seven brothers all play first-class cricket for Worcestershire – although not all at the same time.
Their considerable and consistent presence in the county ranks saw fans affectionately refer to the side as “Fostershire”.
The Civic Society is looking to renovate the graves at Great Malvern Cemetery in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of Reginald ‘Tip’ Foster – the most famous of the septet – who died from diabetes, aged 36. After launching its fund-raising campaign earlier this year, chairman Roger Sutton has been bowled over by the generous response, which has seen more than £2,500 donated or promised to date.
He said the response will allow the society to start work on some of the renovations.
Anyone else who would like to contribute can send cheques, payable to Malvern Civic Society and marked for the Foster Graves Appeal, to The Chairman, Malvern Civic Society, 2 St James’s Road, Great Malvern, WR14 2TS.
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