Rugby community support makes a positive difference

By November 6, 2020News

The Warrington rugby community has been united in support Warrington and Halton Hospitals (WHH) during the spring lockdown with clubs making generous donation to the WHH Charity from fundraising efforts.

Latchford Giants Amateur Rugby League donated £850 from funds from the sale of customised rugby shirts. In addition to helping raise funds the shirts display support for the NHS and key workers, following an idea from club member Matt Wilkinson during the national lockdown.

With support from the rest of the club, its volunteers and O’Neills Sportswear, who have been the kit supplier for the Giants for a number of years they, produced and sold just over 150 shirts featuring the NHS logo. Working with Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation they decided to donate the proceeds to  Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Charity and presented a cheque to Helen Higginson, Head of Fundraising from the WHH Charity.

Meanwhile players and supporters of Eagle Rugby Club donated £650 to Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ charity from sales of rugby shirts during the national coronavirus lockdown.

The club in Great Sankey sold 100 of its eye-catching limited-edition club jerseys, created by local sports clothing company 1895, to show its support for Warrington and Halton hospitals’ staff working throughout the national lockdown in the first phase of the pandemic.

Club co-ordinator Ray Fleming said: “The shirts have gone down well and we could have easily sold more as so many people wanted to show support for the NHS.  It’s been great seeing them worn by the men and women on our touch and tag teams.”

Woolston Rovers Rugby League Club raised an impressive £924 from the sale of their custom-designed rugby shirts in support of the NHS for the WHH Charity and kindly donated a framed commemorative shirt to the hospital.

The club has members between the age of 14 and 75 and is continuing to offer family-friendly training and touch and tag sessions for all levels and abilities. For more information contact ray.fleming@ntlworld.com.