Colleagues of a retired police superintendent, who died last year, are staging a rugby match and fun day in his memory.
Paul Buschini was a well-known and respected member of the community and died in February 2013, at the age of 55, after a battle with cancer.
Now, his colleagues from the police force are taking part in an over-35s rugby match on Saturday to raise money for Trinity Hospice which cared for Paul in his final days.
His brother Tony Buschini, a Fleetwood firefighter, said: “We wanted to do something in his memory and hopefully collect some money for the hospice at the same time.
“When he retired from the police force, he went to work for the Irish Garda.
“Some of his colleagues from Ireland are coming over to take part and they have commissioned a trophy in his honour which will be played for on the day.
“The teams will consist of a mixture of former Fleetwood players and some players from other local clubs and the police.
“We hope to have a BBQ, bouncy castle and some early evening entertainment for a sing-a-long to make a special day of it.”
Mr Buschini was a life member of Fleetwood RUFC, and played for the club in the 1970s and 80s, and was also a regular on the pitch for Lancashire Police’s team.
As one of the force’s most senior detectives, Det Supt Buschini investigated some of the area’s most high profile cases.
All former colleagues and team mates are welcome to attend the charity day at Fleetwood Rugby Club. Kick off is 2.45.