Kenilworth RFC raised hundreds of pounds in aid of Warwickshire charity Molly Olly’s Wishes at a lunch ahead of their match against Stratford.
A raffle and an auction was held during the lunch, and £1,700 was raised for the charity which supports children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.
The charity’s lion mascot, Olly the Brave, was also in attendance. Cuddly toys of Olly are donated to hospitals and are designed to provide emotional support to children who are experiencing difficult treatments and unpleasant side effects through their illnesses.
Rachel Ollerenshaw, co-founder of Molly Olly’s Wishes, said: “We are hugely grateful to Kenilworth Rugby Club and its members and supporters.
“Particular thanks must go to Bonz Brown and Danny Rawlings for all their hard work, as well as to Peter Blakeman from Kenilworth RFC and the guests from Stratford RFC who joined in the fundraising.
“The event was really valuable to us, not only in terms of money but also in raising awareness of the work we do. Thank you to everyone who has supported us; it really does make the dark days brighter.”