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Touch rugby tournament and family fun day at Haverhill Rugby Club will boost clubhouse project

The East of England Co-op Funeral Services in Haverhill is organising a Touch Rugby Tournament and Family Fun Day at Haverhill Rugby Club to help it raise money towards its refurbishment project.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 1, and aims to help the club in Castle Playing Fields, School Lane, achieve its goal of raising £58,000 to complete the refurbishment project.

Emily Liversedge, the funeral co-ordinator at the East of England Co-op Funeral Services branch in Haverhill High Street, said: “We like to support the local community and local charities, and I was aware that the Haverhill Rugby Club were looking to refurbish their club.

Haverhill Rugby Club in action against Sawston in February. Picture by Mecha Morton
Haverhill Rugby Club in action against Sawston in February. Picture by Mecha Morton

“My brother plays for the club, and me and my sons regularly go up there as it’s such a friendly atmosphere and everyone is so nice.

“I offered to help, so I came up with the touch rugby tournament.

“We currently have eight teams that have applied, the tournament will start at 10am and looks to be finished for around 3pm with the trophy presentation, then the club will be doing a BBQ and also will be having the Champions League final on the big screen.

“Raffle tickets are also on sale at the club and also at the branch, £1 per ticket.

“The event is open to anyone and will be a great family fun day.”

The club wants to extensively refurbish its 23-year-old clubhouse.

The revamp of the clubhouse will include improvements to the kitchen, toilets, the toilet corridor, main hall, outside area and see fencing put around the ground, the latter of which will cost £30,000 alone.

So far the club has raised £3,000 towards the scheme.

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