Finishing touches to Rugby Relief

The finishing touches to Sunday’s Rugby Relief at Tewkesbury RFC will be completed by Worcester Warriors and Gloucester Rugby today – ahead of one of the biggest community events of the year.

Hospitality tents, bouncy castles and a range of coaching equipment will be installed today as both clubs prepare for a host of activities on Sunday.

The Guinness Premiership clubs will come together at Tewkesbury on Sunday, September 2 for a fabulous fun day, designed to not only raise funds for the victims of July’s floods but to say a special thank you to everyone involved in the rescue effort.

Although the highlight of the day will be a touch rugby tournament that is open to both corporate companies and the general public – with players from both clubs on hand to pass on invaluable tips to teams taking part.

Tom Ryder, Community Manager at Worcester Warriors, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support that Rugby Relief has received from individuals, corporate organisations and statutory bodies who have assisted in making the day possible.

“With a significant amount of money already raised, I would encourage any fans of rugby, families and people who are supportive of flood relief efforts to show their support by attending Tewkesbury Rugby Club on Sunday.

Rugby Relief starts at 11am and Worcester’s playing squad will be available to sign autographs and help with coaching tips.

After the touch rugby event, an auction, a band and a hog roast will ensure the event carries on into the evening. The auction will help raise significant funds for the flood relief fund as items such as signed sporting memorabilia, a week’s break in Ireland for 10 and hospitality boxes at both Sixways and Kingsholm are up for grabs, so come along and help raise as much money as possible.