Old Leamingtonians to host Rugby for Heroes event for sixth year in row

Old Leamingtonians are hosting their annual Rugby for Heroes event next weekend
Old Leamingtonians are hosting their annual Rugby for Heroes event next weekend

Old Leamingtonians will host their sixth annual Rugby For Heroes event to raise money for service charities next weekend.

Taking place on the from Friday May 16 to Sunday May 18. the team are aiming to host the most successful festival of sport, music and family fun yet.

All profits generated from the Festival will be donated to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal British Legion and 353, the charitable trust set up by the family of Private Conrad Lewis, mentioned in dispatches for his actions prior to being killed in Afghanistan in February 2011.

In the last five years, OLRFC Rugby for Heroes has raised more than £30,000 for various service charities.

The team has been busy engaging a whole host of new sponsors, plus existing sponsors who have repeated their support of the Festival, and this year the Club is pleased to welcome the University of Warwick-based Unitemps as the lead 2014 Festival sponsor.

The team have also been busy on the most comprehensive music line-up the festival has ever featured, with headline performances from Leamington’s Tom Barnwell, Thom Kirkpatrick, The Last Minute, Rise, Whytehouse and Amy J amongst the 12 acts booked for Friday and Saturday night gigs, plus a Rugby for Heroes style ‘Live Lounge’ acoustic line up during Saturday daytime.

Along with the live music there will be a beer festival air displays, a remembrance service and plenty of Rugby.

The Weekend Ticket price will be just £15 for adults over 18.

Under-18s will go free.

Supporters can also attend with a day pass on the Friday night for £10, Saturday for £8 or Sunday for £5.

Camping is available on site at £10 per person for the whole weekend or £20 per person for caravans and motor homes.

For more information visit rugbyforheroes.org