Rugby match set to raise funds for charity

August 03 2015

MEMBERS of the Impact charity rugby team will be going head to head once again to raise funds for children’s charities Jessie May and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

MEMBERS of the Impact charity rugby team will be going head to head once again to raise funds for children’s charities Jessie May and Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

After the success of last year’s charity match, which raised £11,000 for the two causes, thirty-six players have signed up to take part in an upcoming fun day on August 8.

Organised by Bristol Barbarians’ Bob Barnes and Olly Slym, the Impact Fun Day sees participants of differing abilities sign up to a 10-week training programme before putting their skills to the test with a match day battle against Bristol Telephones RFC.

This year each player will represent a different family cared for by the named charities, proudly displaying the child’s name on their backs.

Taking place at the Bristol Barbarians RFC in Whitchurch, the event will also include live music, a DJ, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, hog roast and outdoor bar.

Julian Withers, from the Jessie May Trust – which cares for children with terminal illness within their own homes, said: “We are so pleased to have been chosen again by the Impact Rugby. They are great lads and we’re thrilled to see them getting behind what we do. The match itself is going to be fantastic and we’re very grateful for any funds generated by the team for both ourselves and Children’s Hospice South West.”

Children’s Hospice South West provides care and support for life-limited children and their families in the South West.

Organisers hope to raise around £10,000 for each special cause.

Tickets to the Impact match and fun day cost £5. Gates open at 12pm and kick-off is 12.30pm.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.facebook.com/ImpactBarbarians or call 07469942368.