A CHARITY cricket tournament has raised vital funds for an injured Wrexham teenager.
The Twenty20 day at Marchwiel and Wrexham Cricket Club was organised to raise cash for Catrin Pugh, from Rossett, who suffered severe injuries in a coach crash in April.
Catrin, 19, is recovering in the burns and plastics unit at Whiston Hospital having been taken out of intensive care two weeks ago.
All the money raised from Sunday’s cricket tournament will go towards the burns unit and Catrin’s future care.
The event takes place annually and is run by the Graham Lloyd Trust, who
raise funds for a nominated local cause each year.
The charity was set up in memory of former plumber Graham Lloyd who died of cancer, and in the past three years they have raised £27,000 for causes such as Alder Hey Hospital and Nightingale House Hospice.
Graham’s former colleagues from local firms formed cricket teams for the day with Plumb Centre defeating Adrian Jones Plumbing in the final, with workers from Firmsure providing the other sides.
A healthy crowd enjoyed a range of food stalls, a raffle and a bar donated by Wrexham Lager.
Rachel Pearce, committee member of the trust, said the day had been a wonderful success. She said: “It was very successful and great to see so many people and we must thank all of Catrin’s friends for coming out in their numbers.
“We would like to thank Marchwiel CC and Wrexham Lager for their support of the event.”
Mrs Pearce added the amount raised is yet to be confirmed.
Carl Pugh, Catrin’s father, said: “It was touching to see so many people at Marchwiel and we are extremely grateful for all the continued help and support Catrin is receiving from all her friends and family.”