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SATURDAY, 20th FEBRUARY 2009
Keep your eyes peeled for further details of a fund raising event in aid of the Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle. This follows the sad death of Hannah Jackson, mum of forwards coach Colin Jackson and dear wife of Geoff, who is a member of our rugby committee.
Hannah spent her final days at the hospice and the family were so impressed with the standards of care and compassion, that they have made it their goal to raise funds to assist with the invaluable work that the hospice do.
The hospice need to raise around £5000 a day to maintain their current standards of provision of a facility that, in future, any of us may come to rely on.
Colin said, “As a family we were immensely impressed with the care given to mum, and the compassion shown to all her family and friends, during her stay in the Eden Valley Hospice. We are very grateful for their support and we would like to repay them in some small way, by raising much needs funds to help them to continue their wonderful caring service.”
SATURDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY 2009 will see an event staged at Carlisle Rugby Club starting at 7.00 pm. Tickets will shortly be available at £5.00 per head.
Pie & pea supper (kindly sponsored by McCalls (Bakers) of Upperby oad
Charity auction – to include a signed and framed shirt worn by the England rugby captain Steve Borthwick during the autumn international v Australia. (Hannah was was Steve’s aunty and we are hoping that he will be able to attend)
LOOK OUT FOR FURTHER DETAILS, POSTERS AND TICKETS SOON.
But in the meantime tell all your friends and business associates that we will accept advance bids and telephone bids on the night for the England shirt that will come with a letter of appreciation from to Steve to the successful bidder.
Let’s make it a day to remember in memory of Hannah – a win in the afternoon v Ilkley and a massive fund raising effort in the evening.