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Graham Dilley

Fundraising for LOROS, the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice
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We deliver free, quality care and support to over 2,500 patients & families each year


On Wednesday 5th October 2011 we sadly lost our father to cancer. During his final days with us he was cared for at the LOROS hospice in Leicester. The facilities and staff were, as our Dad would say, ‘top drawer’.

The Charity relies solely upon the generosity and support of individual people and organisations in order to fund the service and we wanted to help ensure that others continued to benefit. It was a comfort for us to know that Graham was being so well cared for in such a lovely environment. The Hospice provides expertise in controlling pain and other distressing symptoms as well as offering emotional, spiritual and social care, which allows patients to live as normal a life as possible.

It would be wonderful if you could please donate what you can to what is undoubtedly such a worthy cause.

Thank you.

"Graham Dilley, one of England's 1981 Ashes-winning heroes, died on Wednesday 5th October at the age of just 52 after a short battle with cancer.

The former Kent and Worcestershire bowler played 41 Tests and 36 one-day internationals for England during a 10-year international career which encompassed two Ashes wins in 1981 and 1986-87.

One of the quickest bowlers of his generation, Dilley took 138 Test wickets at 29.78 for his country but his best remembered contribution to the England cause came with the bat - supporting Ian Botham in a 117-run partnership which helped England to a famous Ashes win over Australia at Headingley in 1981.

After retiring, he moved into coaching and enjoyed spells as an assistant coach with the England men’s team and bowling coach to the England women’s team before taking up a position as head cricket coach at Loughborough University."

About the charity

LOROS Hospice is a local charity delivering free care and support to over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland each year. Our free high-quality, compassionate services are tailored to be special and unique to each terminally ill patient, their family and carers.

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