December 12 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A Romford rugby club raised over £1,200 for two children’s hospital wards at its annual family event.
The Romford and Gidea Park Rugby Football Club, of Crow Lane, hosted its second fun day this month after last year’s event was called off due to the poor weather.
The main event was a dog show, which saw pooches compete for prizes such as cutest puppy, best in show, dog the judge would most like to take home and best junior handler.
All proceeds will go to the children’s wards at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, and King George Hospital in Ilford.
Chairman Steve Mersh, 55, from Hornchurch, said: “The dog show was a great success, everyone enjoyed themselves and the weather held up.
“The fact it wasn’t on last year due to torrential downpours meant people were more excited for the event.”
Other attractions included a vintage car display and activities for the kids including bouncy castles.
The club decided to fundraise for the wards as they have treated some of its young players previously.
Steve added: “Our volunteers from the hospitals and the club were a great success and I’d like to say thank you to those who gave up their time.”
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