Warwickshire legend Eric Hollies is being recognised by the Club’s official charity, the Edgbaston Foundation, by having a stone created on its Bear & Ragged Staff Wall outside on the main entrance to Edgbaston Stadium.
Hollies took 2,201 wickets in a remarkable 25-year career with the Bears and, since the early part of 2020, his great niece Lisa Perry has come on board as a keen supporter of the Edgbaston Foundation, which aims to use the power of cricket to connect and make positive changes with its local community.
“Lisa came on one of our organised tours of Edgbaston earlier this year and showed a keen interest in the work of our charity, particularly in how we have been making the sport more accessible.Ravi Masih, Head of Community Engagement at Warwickshire CCC and lead of the Edgbaston Foundation
“It’s been fantastic to develop a relationship with Lisa and she has now come on board as the inaugural regular supporter of the Edgbaston Foundation.
“Given her support to date and the great family ties that she has with the Club, we were very keen to recognise her contributions with a stone on the Bear & Ragged Staff Wall, which she has chosen to honour Eric as her great uncle and great grandfather Billy, who also had strong roots in the game.
The Edgbaston Foundation’s Bear & Ragged Staff Wall provides an opportunity for Club Members, supporters and family members to leave a lasting memory at Edgbaston, with three different sizes of granite stones being available to purchase to support the charity’s work.
“It was amazing to come back to Edgbaston earlier this year and see how much the place has changed,” said Lisa Perry. “It would have been a Warwickshire match in the early 1980s last time that I visited.
“My family has always been involved in the game and it gave such great opportunities to my great uncle Eric and great grandfather Billy, who was heavily involved in the Birmingham & District Cricket League.
“It’s wonderful that both Eric and Billy now have a place on the entrance to the stadium on the Edgbaston Foundation’s Bear & Ragged Staff Wall.
“The charity is doing great things in opening up the game and using cricket to make changes. I’m thrilled to get behind it as a regular supporter.”
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