“The Whistle Stop Charity Tour: from Aldridge to Yardley”
We are Julian (dad) and Theo (son) and are both rugby referees in the North Midlands area. Theo also plays rugby at full-back for Camp Hill RFCs U16 team. In these unprecedented and sadly rugby-free times, we came up with an idea to raise funds for two key rugby charities whilst we wait for the world of rugby (and jobs/schools!) to start up again.
Starting as soon as we can, we plan to cycle between every North Midlands RFU affiliated club ground before 1st September 2020, in stages, either starting and finishing at a different ground on each ride, or by a circular route starting and finishing at the same ground. At every ground (where we are allowed or can arrange access with appropriate social-distancing measures) Theo will kick a conversion, and we’ll take a date-stamped photo in front of the club sign.
Our aim is to raise at least £1,000 split between two key rugby charities: the RFU’s own Injured Player Fund, and the Matt Hampson Foundation. Both these charities are vital organisations in the support of amateur rugby players who have experienced life-changing injuries.
We do hope that you can provide moral and publicity support for our efforts!
Julian Edwards. 07368 300282 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org