24 June 2020 / Club News

£1,250 raised for St David's Hospice in COVID-19 Challenge

Well done to all our members, supporters and the wider public for helping us to support a local hospice which has been hit hard by COVID-19.

When Wales went into lockdown in March, St David's Hospice were forced to close their 26 charity shops and stop all face to face fundraising activity, with 90% of their income drying up overnight. Despite its financial woes, the charity has continued to provide high quality end of life hospice care to patients from Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey throughout the pandemic.

After hearing of the hospice's plight, the Club decided to undertake a sponsored challenge of running, walking and cycling the 10,104 miles from Menai Bridge Rugby Club to the Six Nations rugby grounds of Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy, as well as the venues for the British and Irish Lions' three test series in South Africa in 2021.

Thanks to the lung busting efforts of more than 100 players and supporters, a total of 16,045 miles was covered over a six week period, with £1,250 raised for St David's Hospice.

Darren Owen, Chairman of Menai Bridge Rugby Club, said: 

"St David's Hospice is a cause which is close to the hearts of many of our players and supporters so we were very pleased to be able to help this wonderful charity in a small way.

"On behalf of Menai Bridge Rugby Club I'd like to thank everyone who has been so generous in sponsoring us."

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