Rugby clubs from Shrewsbury, Chester and the West Midlands will be scrumming down to raise money for us this weekend.

The special event will be held at Shrewsbury Rugby Club, Sundorne Castle, on Saturday 20th August and will see two Shrewsbury Colts sides go head-to-head, as well as Sutton Coldfield Women vs Chester Devas Women and Shrewsbury’s 1st XV will take on Market Drayton’s 1st XV.

Organiser Ruth Middleton, who is a coach at Shrewsbury and player for Sutton Coldfield, said: “As someone who works for Hope House Children’s Hospices I see first-hand every day what fantastic work the team does and how valuable it is to the children and families who receive care at the hospices.

“As a rugby coach and player I couldn’t be more excited to combine my passion away from work and use that to raise both funds and the profile for our work within the Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales communities.

“I really hope that these communities will get behind the 100 players involved in the day and help them to raise as much money as possible to enable Hope House to support as many children and their families as possible.”

An exciting day

Conor Madden, Sutton Coldfield Women’s head coach said: “We are really excited to bring women’s championship rugby to Shropshire, especially when it enables us to support such a fantastic cause.

“Many of our players are mothers and can only imagine what it must be like to require the services of the hospices. Anything that we can do to raise funds will be a true honour. We also hope that we can inspire the women and girls of Shropshire to engage with the sport in which we hold such passion.”

The event is free entry and the first match will kick off at 1pm and there will also be food, drink and music on offer for all those attend. Car parking is also available for £5.

For more information contact Ruth Middleton on [email protected] or call 07859 803536.