Greg doing his bit to help local community sports club

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For Preston’s own Invictus Games gold-winning athlete, providing his local sports club with a fresh set of kits would be the perfect send off.

Greg Dunnings, from Fulwood, is joining the fire service in mid-January and the chances are that he will no longer be able to play for the Lancashire Bombers Wheelchair Basketball Club, based in the city centre.

Greg Dunnings and Prince Harry with the Lancashire Bombers when His Royal Highness visited Preston in October 2017.

Greg Dunnings and Prince Harry with the Lancashire Bombers when His Royal Highness visited Preston in October 2017.

As the perfect send-off, the 26-year-old is looking to raise £600 to buy the club a fresh set of kit by running the 36th My Protein Preston 10 Mile Road Race on Sunday November 19.

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Greg said: “I’ve been with the club for about two years now. Having competed at the Invictus Games I know the benefit of adaptive sports, and one of the biggest components of being in a team sport is uniform.

“Due to a lack of funding, the club has unfortunately been unable to afford kits for the members. I start in the fire service on January 15 so it’s a leaving gift for the club.”

Greg and Prince Harry know each other from Greg competing in the Invictus Games. He won gold in 2017.

Greg and Prince Harry know each other from Greg competing in the Invictus Games. He won gold in 2017.

For Greg – an ex-serviceman who was seriously injured in a bomb explosion whilst on patrol in Afghanistan – the Lancashire Bombers are more than just a sports club.

Greg said: “The Lancashire Bombers is a participation club. It’s about getting everyone involved and getting people feeling part of a team.”

Two weeks ago the club was visited by Prince Harry, pictured, at the University of Central Lancashire Sports Arena.

Greg said: “Harry talked to me about the Invictus Games and I explained how adaptive sports have helped me.

“I think clubs like the Lancashire Bombers are massively important and I love coming down here.”

You can donate to Greg's campaign on his GoFundMe page.