Big hearted cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff has shown his support for a Lancashire charity which helps families in need – by donating some of the proceeds of his current tour to them.
Preston born Freddie is donating some of the profits from his recent show at the Blackburn King George’s Hall to CANW, who provide a range of services for children, young people and adults, including foster care, emotional health and wellbeing and support for young carers.
The former Lancashire and England hero performed in Blackburn as part of his 2nd Innings Tour, which celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his historic 2005 Ashes victory.
Sue Cotton, CEO of CANW, said: “We were very surprised to be contacted by Freddie’s team and delighted to learn he wanted to donate some of the proceeds of his show to us.
“It’s an extremely generous offer and we’re grateful to Freddie for choosing to support CANW on the home leg of his tour. The money raised really will help to make a big difference to the lives of families in Lancashire.”