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Match raises £1,100 for hospice
5:17pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
An amateur rugby league club has converted its efforts on the pitch into cash for charity.
Silsden Park Rangers staged a battle between the captain’s Young Guns, the eventual victors, and the coach’s Old Boys.
Proceeds from the annual encounter, held in tribute to late club officials and former players, are donated to charitable causes.
This year the Sue Ryder hospice, Manorlands, was the beneficiary. The £1,100 proceeds included £500 from husband and wife Granville and Mary Christine Horner, former smokers who saved the cash by not buying cigarettes.
The match drew a large crowd.
Sue Ryder regional fundraiser, Andrew Wood, thanked everyone involved.
He added: “Sue Ryder provides the vast majority of palliative care within Silsden and we are very grateful to the rugby club, which has recognised our work by selecting us to benefit from this fantastic event.
“We’re also full of admiration and gratitude for Mr and Mrs Horner, who have boosted the total greatly.”
Mr Wood (left) is pictured receiving the cheque from (from left) Granville Horner, Silsden Park Rangers’ chairman Ronnie Walker and club captain Andy Bowness.