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Skipton man Dean Pompey raises funds with cricket emblem tattoo
9:00am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
A Skipton man has had a cricket club emblem emblazoned on his arm to raise money for a new bowling machine.
Dean Pompey, a first team player at Skipton Church Institute for the past seven years, has raised more than £500 by having tattoo featuring the club emblem and the phrase “CI till I die” .
Dean, 37, who is originally from Gargrave, said: “It shows I’m committed to the club for the rest of my life.”
He was given the tattoo by long-time friend Ady Harrison, owner of the Laughing Buddha Tattoo Studio, on Water Street.
“I’d like to thank him for doing the tattoo free of charge to help the club,” said Dean.
So far, Dean’s tattoo has raised £530 and he is hoping to raise more to help pay for a new £1,500 bowling machine for Skipton CI, champions of the Craven League’s fourth division.
Dean also paid tribute to his team mate, John Stuttard, who took 80 wickets this season.
He joked: “We already got a ‘bowling machine’, but unfortunately John can’t make it to nets every week.”