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FAMILY FUNDRAISER: Stanmore rugby club supports young player’s hospice fundraiser

 Published on: 14th January 2024   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Stanmore-based rugby club has supported one of its youth player’s fundraising efforts after his mother passed away.

The Bishop Boys – father Fraser and boys Ethan and Harvey – launched a fundraiser for Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care after they cared for the boys’ mother, Kerrie, throughout her end-of-life care.

On the JustGiving page, Fraser said: “The hospice means a lot to Ethan and Harvey; it gave them a peaceful place to spend precious moments with their mum.

“We will be [hosting] multiple events in Kerrie’s memory. She was always ‘fun mum’ and having fun while raising funds in her name, so others can have those precious moments in the future, is a very fitting tribute.”

Harrow Rugby Football Club in Stanmore decided to offer their support to the family, as Harvey is a youth member at the club, by hosting a fundraising event on December 12.

The event saw around 40 players take part in mixed tag and touch rugby, whilst a Christmas market was in full swing in the clubhouse, with a live band, Christmas-themed stalls and food.

The club hosted an auction for England Six Nations tickets and England Rugby World Cup memorabilia donated by one of its volunteers, raising £467 and taking the total to £1,057.

Fraser said: “What a great event! It was really special and Kerrie would have loved it. It’s such an amazing amount. We are so grateful.”

The club said: “A great evening of rugby, Christmas and Harrow people coming together for a worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who helped, contributed and took part.”

At the time of writing, the JustGiving page has raised more than £2,050 towards its £5,000 target.

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