Charity success for rugby club

The cheque being handed over

The cheque being handed over

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Peterborough Rugby Club converted a big charity night into much needed funds for a good cause in the city.

Representatives from the club visited the headquarters of their adopted local charity Little Miracles to present a cheque for just over £1,000 collected on their recent Santa Night. Over 25 club members raised the money in a fun filled bucket collection night, which took in a number of bars across the city centre, including club sponsors The Solstice.Michelle King from Little Miracles said: “This is a tremendous effort from Peterborough Rugby Club. The money will be used sending 80 of our children to The Shrek Experience in London, along with 23 children on a trip to The Sealife Centre also in London. Without this kind donation these trips could not go ahead.”

Club Chairman Archie Bennett added “ It is a pleasure for us to be able to help the children go on trips like this and it reiterats our ongoing work with the community in Peterborough. I would like to personally like to thank our members who organized and took part in this night, and also the pubs and clubs who welcomed us on the night”

Pictured receiving the cheque are Rachel Reed and some of the children from Little Miracles, and the main organizers of the event, John Thompson, Jo Britchford, Hugh Burnham, and Ben Crooks.