Clitheroe rugby players raise £2,600 for multiple sclerosis charity

On the field, Clitheroe RUFC's first team with the charity cheque.
On the field, Clitheroe RUFC's first team with the charity cheque.

MEN of steel on the outside, but with hearts of gold, Clitheroe’s rugby players have helped to raise almost £2,700 for a good cause.

They handed over a cheque for £2,673 to the Clitheroe branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the money raised by a successful Sportsman’s Dinner organised by the club.

At the clubhouse, Clitheroe RUFC President Colin Silcock presenting the cheque to Peter Spencer, chairman of the MS Society Clitheroe branch, accompanied by Mrs Jennie Moorby, event organiser Andy Moorby and Club Captain Oliver McEntyre.

At the clubhouse, Clitheroe RUFC President Colin Silcock presenting the cheque to Peter Spencer, chairman of the MS Society Clitheroe branch, accompanied by Mrs Jennie Moorby, event organiser Andy Moorby and Club Captain Oliver McEntyre.

Guest speaker at the dinner, held at Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho, was former Welsh and British Lions international Scott Quinnell, while Clitheroe Town Crier Roland Hailwood was the evening’s MC. Organised by club committee member Andy Moorby, the event was enjoyed by 200 people, many of whom were past and present players and members of Clitheroe Rugby Club.

Andy explained: “Although it’s such hard work to ensure everyone gets to the event in the first place, it’s extremely gratifying to see how much everyone enjoyed themselves and, furthermore, how the rugby club and it’s members can support local charities in this way.”

The money raised by the dinner, which included a raffle and charity auction, will go towards equipment required by those suffering with MS and provide the insurance and running costs for the Multiple Sclerosis minibus for a full year.

Clitheroe Rugby Club thanks all the businesses, in and out of Clitheroe, who donated prizes for the raffle and auction.

For more information on multiple sclerosis or if you’d like to find out how you can help, visit: www.mssociety.org.uk

For more about Clitheroe RUFC visit {http:// ww.clitheroerugby.com|www.clitheroerugby.com} or call Bob on 07962 099935. The club has junior and senior sides playing through until April and is also planning a summer touch series for all.