Manor Park RFC End of Season Awards – In Support of Mary Ann.

Manor Park RFC held a fantastic Facebook Live End of Season Award to raise money for the team here at Mary Ann.

We are massively grateful to the Manor Park RFC for their kind donation of £500. That has gone on to allow us to help protect our key workers at such a crucial time.

We spoke with Bobby Bridge, the Press Officer of the rugby club. He had the following to say…

“Due to the rugby season being cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic we decided to hold our Manor Park RFC end-of-season awards evening as a Facebook Live in early April. Alongside this, and in the space of just seven hours, we ran a £2.50-per-entry raffle with people paying via internet banking. The response was incredible, allowing us to donate £500 straight into MAE Hospice bank account.

There’s so much incredible fundraising going on out there, with most directing funds towards NHS/NHS charities, understandably so given the current situation and the remarkable, inspiring work that is being carried out around the clock.

However, we decided to choose the Hospice as we heard, like many charities, it is suffering financially and with it being based just over the road from our pitch and clubhouse at the Griff and Coton. After selecting the charitable recipient, numerous members shared their personal stories about how the Hospice has been there for their families through the years.

£500, we know, is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the bigger picture, but we hope more people, businesses, clubs and groups consider the Hospice as the beneficiary of their future fundraising efforts.

We also hope to arrange more events to further support the Hospice in the near future.”

Once again a huge thank you for the support and generosity of The Manor Park RFC.