Charity match hopes for Sue

Sue Marley, from Ackworth, has been nominated to carry the Olympic flame for her dedication to raising money for cystic fibrosis. She lost her daughter to the disease a couple of years ago and has already been awarded an MBE for her services to the charity.'p6082a133'Picture by Andrew Bellis.
Sue Marley, from Ackworth, has been nominated to carry the Olympic flame for her dedication to raising money for cystic fibrosis. She lost her daughter to the disease a couple of years ago and has already been awarded an MBE for her services to the charity.'p6082a133'Picture by Andrew Bellis.

FUNDRAISER Sue Marley is hoping to smash her £3,000 target at this weekend’s charity cricket match for cystic fibrosis.

The Ackworth mum, who lost her daughter Rebecca to the disease in 2009, hopes sports fans will come out in force to watch Emmerdale stars bat and bowl to raise the cash.

The event, at Ackworth Cricket Club from noon on Sunday September 4, will see the club’s team take on Hundill Hall, joined by soap regulars, Chris Chittell and Matthew Wolfenden.

Mrs Marley, 54, said: “I would like to make £3,000 this year and anything over and above that would be fantastic. We want to build on what we’ve done year on year, to get a bit extra every time would do.”

Mrs Marley, who was awarded an MBE in 2004 for her charity work, raises the money for the Becci’s Find A Cure Memorial Fund, named after her daughter.

She organises the annual cricket match along with an auction. This year’s prizes include a shirt signed by Leeds United players and football boots signed by Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic.