Under-8's Rugby Team Gets Muddy for Charity!

Youth Rugby Team gets muddy for charity!

On Sunday 14 May, the Under 8’s team from Burnham-on-Crouch Rugby Club took part in the Nuclear Rookie Races, raising £1,002 for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. The team, along with three members of the Under 6’s squad, completed a gruelling 1.5km obstacle race through the muddy course at Nuclear Races in Brentwood, Essex.

Organised by coaches Laura Stacey and Ben Harris, the group decided to use the team-building exercise as an opportunity to fundraise for charity. One of the club’s long-standing members, Blake Ashworth-Leech, sadly lost his grandmother Vivienne Leech, last September after a brave battle with cancer. Vivienne was also one of the company directors of Leech Group Services, who is a sponsor of the rugby club. As she benefitted from complementary therapies, including massage, aromatherapy and support at the HRCC Cancer Support Centre in Chelmsford, the team chose the charity to be their beneficiary.

Laura Stacey, Under-8’s Coach, says of the event: “We are incredibly proud of all of the children that took part in the Nuclear Rookie Races. Everyone showed brilliant sportsmanship and teamwork on the day. It’s wonderful that we’ve been able to raise a great sum of money for such a fantastic charity, too.”

Kate Alden, Fundraising Manager for HRCC, says: “We are delighted to have been chosen as the beneficiary of this wonderful event. It’s great to see young people getting involved in fundraising and the money raised will help us to support more local people living with cancer. Well done and a massive thank you to all of the children involved.”

The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is dedicated to championing quality of life for everyone living with or affected by cancer through the provision of free access support centres, complementary therapies, information and advice and supporting clinical trials.

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