Fun event at rugby club raises over £600 for charity

A fun weekend at Haverhill Rugby Club involving games, a barbecue and a raffle has helped to raise over £600 for charity.

The event was held over three days of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and organised by social secretary Holly Muggeridge.

The plan was to have a tournament but the hot weather put a halt to that idea.

A total of £621.32 was raised which has been donated to the My WiSH Charity, which supports the work of the West Suffolk Hospital, where Holly is a student nurse, Newmarket Community Hospital and community services in Suffolk.

Up to 100 people attended on each day of the event with a host of games including an obstacle course and sponge throwing challenge organised.

The barbecue, which was run by her father Mark, a giant raffle and a series of donations added to the funds that were raised over the weekend described by 23-year-old Holly as an “amazing” three days.

“We had lots of people who had never come to the rugby club before and there was quite a number of new faces who attended the event.

“We have had good reports back from people who came along and everyone seemed to have good fun.

“It was amazing how we raised that amount of money and we are absolutely delighted with it.”

Sally Daniels, fundraising manager for My WiSH, thanked everyone involved for all their hard work and added: “Although we are a Bury based charity we support right across West Suffolk and it’s been a pleasure to be involved with the club here in Haverhill. This donation is amazing and will us support both patients and staff.”

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