Romford rugby club raises over £1,000 for children’s wards

PUBLISHED: 15:45 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:06 14 August 2013

Vintage cars take centre stage in a display

Vintage cars take centre stage in a display


A Romford rugby club raised over £1,200 for two children’s hospital wards at its annual family event.

Tot displays results of their face paintTot displays results of their face paint

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.

Youngster proudly displays his dogYoungster proudly displays his dog

“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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