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Date: 04/06/2018

The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust has said they are absolutely delighted to be chosen, and along with 2 other amazing charities to join Chris Pennell for his Testimonial season.

Chris Pennell will be recognised for his contribution to the Club with a Testimonial Season during the 2018/19 campaign.
Next season will be Pennell’s 12th as a first-team player and he will be celebrating with a whole host of events and fundraisers as he supports Diabetes UK, Acorns Children’s Hospice and the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust.
The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust was set up in memory of Grace aged 4, who passed away in 2014 from a rare malignant Rhabdoid tumour, a rare and aggressive solid tissue tumour.
The Trust is working to aid earlier diagnosis of all children’s cancers through symptom recognition and education, with our awareness cards, produced for parents and carers which identify the symptoms that should prompt a parent to seek medical assessment.
Over 400,000 cards have now been distributed locally and nationally helping in the early diagnosis of 5 children so far.
The Trust also provides grants for vital research into childhood cancers, concentrating on solid tumours, including Rhabdoid and other rare tumours.
And runs an online support group for families affected by these rare tumours so they can share experiences with others. Tragically, many of these children will not survive, in these circumstances, the trust provides support to bereaved families.
The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust is determined to continue to fulfil Graces wish of helping others, whilst fighting The biggest disease killer of our children-childhood cancer.
They are also pleased to have become a recently new member of The Chamber of Commerce.
Pennell said: “I am honoured to be awarded a Testimonial Season and I am looking forward to an enjoyable year.
“I would like to thank Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover and the Supporters Club for their support ahead of next season.
“We’re really proud to be raising funds for three amazing charities and I’m very keen that we use the year to celebrate all the amazing things we have in Worcestershire.
“I would like to engage with the local community as much as possible and hopefully leave a legacy for the future.”
Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover said: “Chris has shown exceptional loyalty to Warriors for more than a decade and stands for everything that is good about this Club.
“He continues to represent his hometown Club with huge passion and dedication and we look forward to getting behind what I’m sure will be a hugely successful Testimonial Season.”
The Testimonial Season starts on Sunday 1 July. For more information, please visit &