Cainscross Rugby Club hosted their own mini rugby Olympics to coincide with a visit from Tim Tunnicliff, from The Great Rugger Run, writes Sadie Newman.
Tim is running from St Davids, Wales to Cheltenham over 25 days, visiting as many rugby clubs as he can on the way. He chose Cainscross as his final stop on day 19 and he didn’t take much persuading to join in all the sporty activities, and even finished with a lap around the pitch with everyone.
The club hosted a Rugby Olympics with 10 fun activities for all ages. Everyone, from players to families, joined in. To support the My Name’5 Doddie foundation, people could choose to get sponsored for each activity they completed or make a donation to the collection buckets.
After the games, everyone enjoyed a BBQ and drinks, and thanks to their support, the club have raised over £400 for the My Name’5 Doddie foundation – amazing!!!
Cainscross RFC Chairman, Adam Carter, said: “Tim has taken on such a huge challenge for such a great cause. MND can affect anyone but unfortunately it has affected some giants of rugby, so it is something very dear to all our hearts. It was a proud moment when Tim arrived at the club and so many of our young members gave him such a warm welcome. Even after a full day of running he joined us for our first ever Rugby Olympics. So many smiles throughout the afternoon culminating in a club lap of honour around the pitch to finish his day.
“A huge thanks goes out to Tim for all his efforts and of course to the Cainscross family who came together for this event.”
If you would like to make a donation, here is Tim’s Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/page/thegreatruggerrun .
Now Tim has arrived in Gloucestershire, he is also taking donations for the 4Ed Foundation. If you would like your donation to go specifically to that organisation, please mention it in your comments on the donation page.