…Because Cancer Socks!

Over 1,000 pairs of Rugby Against Cancer’s brand-new blue and pink rugby socks were worn by

players across Hampshire and Sussex for the charity’s first-ever Sock Day!

The Sock Day 2022 initiative was about creating further awareness about the important work we are doing as a charity and to encourage those who need help to reach out for support.

A large number of teams were involved across the South of the UK including Worthing RFC, Portsmouth, Havant, Trojans, US Portsmouth, Gosport, Southsea Nomads, Petersfield, Eastleigh, KCS Old Boys, Wadebridge Camels and Basingstoke Juniors. The Hampshire Rugby Referees also sported the pink and blue charity socks for the day.

The buzz around the first event was outstanding, Jim Pearce, Trustee, had this to say;

“Our inaugural Rugby Against Cancer Sock Day was a huge success. Having only had the idea in November 2021 we managed to get several sides on the south coast engaged and sold over 1000 pairs of socks.

Social media has been flooded with players, coaches and supporters wearing their socks which has really helped raise awareness of our charity. Thank you to everyone that took part this year.”

Aaron Beesley, Trustee, added  “I am so pleased with the number of socks on show during Sock Day 22, with over 10 clubs involved across Men’s, Women’s, Juniors the whole weekend it was a great success. We are extremely excited for next year and the growth of our annual “Sock Day””

The sale of the socks raised £4600 which will go towards Support Kit Bags for those who are currently undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis.

Next year, Sock Day 2023, we are hoping it will be bigger, better and involve more teams from around the UK!

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