Rugby club to hold fun day for charity

by Rachael Grealish

lowcaA FUN day is to go ahead to raise money for several Cumbrian charities this month.

Lowca Rugby Club is all set to hold a family fun day in order to raise money for Great North Air Ambulance, Hospice at Home and Palliative Care at West Cumberland Hospital, on Saturday August 27.

The day will kick off at 1pm with what the club does best – a charity rugby match, where the club’s present rugby team is taking on Lowca’s Rugby team of years gone by.

This will be followed by entertainment and activities for children of all ages, throughout the afternoon, with family fun such as face painting, bouncy castles and much more.

On the day there will also be raffles and auctions leading to an evening of entertainment and buffet.

As well as the events and entertainment, several members of the emergency services have been invited to attend, such as Cumbria Fire Service, Blood Bikes Cumbria, and the Coastguard.

The organisers are passionate about raising money to support the health-care in the county.

Neil Weighman, one of the organisers, said: “We would like to raise as much as possible, as we live in a very remote county, with our healthcare widely spread throughout a vast area, and rely on the already overstretched emergency services.

“As a sports club we are extremely aware of this and would like to give something back to show our appreciation.”

The club is encouraging as many people as possible to attend the fun day.

The Lowca Rugby Club’s Charity Fun Day will take place on Saturday August 27.