Dylan Crossey’s teammates to litter pick in his memory

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Cadley FC team picture, back row from left, manager Danny Maddox, Jack Ormsby, Lewis Grant, Kieran Houghton, William Pitt, Sam Maddox, Daniel Houston-Cookson, Jaay Marolia, Assistant Paul Fitzgerald 
 front row from left, Jack Holding, Dylan Crossey, Lewis Culshaw, Bradley Smith, Raiess Patel and Ty Rowland -   Football action from Chorley Building Society under 13 Youth Cup, Cadley FC (white kit) take on Carnforth Rangers FC (red kit) at The Lancashire Football Association, The County Ground, Leyland.
LEYLAND GUARDIAN - JUNIOR MATCH OF THE WEEK - SPORT Cadley FC team picture, back row from left, manager Danny Maddox, Jack Ormsby, Lewis Grant, Kieran Houghton, William Pitt, Sam Maddox, Daniel Houston-Cookson, Jaay Marolia, Assistant Paul Fitzgerald front row from left, Jack Holding, Dylan Crossey, Lewis Culshaw, Bradley Smith, Raiess Patel and Ty Rowland - Football action from Chorley Building Society under 13 Youth Cup, Cadley FC (white kit) take on Carnforth Rangers FC (red kit) at The Lancashire Football Association, The County Ground, Leyland.
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Tonnes of litter will be removed from a litter bank to help raise money in the name of talented young amateur footballer who was killed when he was knocked off his bike.

Dozens of volunteers, armed with litter pickers, will hope to clear the riverbank of The River Ribble in Penwrotham as well as raising money in memory of 15-year-old Dylan Crossey.

Ribble Rivers Trust and the Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society organise a litter pick on the South Ribble Bank. This is what was collected how the bank looks in 2016 before the pick.

Ribble Rivers Trust and the Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society organise a litter pick on the South Ribble Bank. This is what was collected how the bank looks in 2016 before the pick.

The football-mad youngster was killed in October 2016 and his football team Penwrotham St Teresa`s FC will join Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society in the clean up.

The annual litter pick, which is in its fifth year, is also to commemorate a former member of the Society, Martin Lucas, who passed away earlier this year.

Last year more than one and half tonnes of rubbish was collected and with more than 100 people expected to attend, Society member Richard Hargreaves hopes to better previous picks.

“We’re hoping to cover a three mile stretch of the river and we’re glad it can be used to remember both Dylan and Martin,” the 52-year-old from Penwrotham said.

Ribble Rivers Trust and the Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society organise a litter pick on the South Ribble Bank. This is what was collected in 2015's pick.

Ribble Rivers Trust and the Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society organise a litter pick on the South Ribble Bank. This is what was collected in 2015's pick.

“The litter has a big effect on wildlife so I’m hopeful this year will be the best yet.”

St Teresa’s was involved in the litter pick last year but this time around funds will be raised in Dylan’s memory.

Richard said: “We’re really glad that this can be turned into a fundraising event as well as a way to protect all the wildlife along the river.”