Rugby Against Cancer want to support those that need our help to make their situation a little bit easier to deal with.
Founded by a Rugby player and assisted by 4 more who now make up the committee of trustees.
We personally know how important the strong rugby family is, and therefore we want to do our bit and help those within this amazing community.
Cancer does not discriminate and can affect anybody, so we want to be there for those that need it. Be that rugby players who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves, the family of rugby players or those that don’t play anymore but are still involved in the rugby community.
Not only do we want to support this group of people, but we will support fundraisers and smaller cancer charities that need to raise awareness and funds to continue to do what they do.
If you have been affected by a diagnosis, then please get in touch.
So, you’re probably wondering what this is all about?
Well, I’ve played rugby in Portsmouth for 6 maybe 7 years and loved every minute of it. Within Portsmouth and the surrounding area, you have Southsea Nomads RFC, US Portsmouth RFC, Portsmouth RFC, Gosport RFC, Havant RFC, and Fareham Heathens RFC plus you have US Portsmouth Seahawks Rugby League side so that’s a lot of teams in a small area.
I know 5 people who have or have had Cancer that is involved in these clubs and I’ve seen how it has affected these people and those who know them.
I’ve also had very close family and friends who have had cancer and I have seen first-hand the effect that this awful cancer has on them, their family and their friends.
I have been thinking about how to raise valuable funds for local and some national Cancer charities and it just clicked…RUGBY.
I know I have said I’ve played rugby in Portsmouth for 6-7 years, but I have been playing for over 20 years and have witnessed how the rugby family comes together to support each other.
The rugby community truly is amazing and pulls together to help others where needed, so that got me thinking could I use rugby to help raise funds for these charities? Well, the answer is YES. So, I have decided to call on the rugby family to help me raise as much money for these amazing charities so they can continue their amazing work.
It is starting as a small idea but who knows how big this could get.
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