Wanstead RFC tea and fizz afternoon raises £3,600 for charity
PUBLISHED: 11:11 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:11 09 March 2018
A Wanstead rugby club that is one of the oldest in the country, held a ‘Tea and fizz’ afternoon to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care and Haven House Children’s Hospice.
Ninety ladies attended the event on Saturday, February 24 including the mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Higgett, Ginny Donnelly, community fund raiser for Haven House and the club’s newly appointed president’s wife, Liz Calvert.
Michelle Cooper who organised the event said: “We have never had that many ladies at our club before and the hall looking so dainty and smelling so nice!”
The club that turned 126 last year, also hosted a veterans game and with the Six Nations rugby being shown at the club in total they raised £3,600 from the afternoon - which will be split between the two charities.
Michelle added: “We had some very generous sponsors that contributed to cover all the costs of food, fizz and raffle prizes.”
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