Woodbridge Rugby Club to host
Honour Festival for Poppy Appeal
This year Woodbridge Rugby Club is celebrating 50 years of providing community rugby and is planning an Honour Festival on 27 April to raise money for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
The event will feature U21s, women’s and men’s rugby matches as well as a girl’s rugby tournament, ‘Soldiers v Civvies Tug O’ War’, a military stand, stalls, music and entertainment. A variety of food will be available including a Gurkha’s curry.
Rob Simpson, Woodbridge Rugby Club Chairman, commented “the Club has a reputation for putting on popular events like this and our 50th anniversary year is a great time to keep up the record. We have also seen many service personnel come and play at the Club and our Wheeled Warriors wheelchair rugby team has trained at Rock Barracks so we are close to the forces. The Poppy Appeal peaks around Remembrance Day but the good work of the Royal British Legion is year-round. It makes sense to maintain the fundraising and we are delighted to help such a good cause.”
Mandi Cox-Osborne, Suffolk Community Fundraiser for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal adds “as a member and volunteer at Woodbridge Rugby Club I have seen the support the Club has given to Help 4 Heroes and others so they were a natural venue for the Honour Festival fundraiser.”