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100km Thames Path Challenge 2017...Congratulations!

1 month ago By PR & Media Department

In support of England Deaf Rugby both Deb Fellowes & Alicia Walmsley completed the Challenge early hours of this morning

“Keep up the great work ladies!” Media & PR Dept

Deb Fellowes says,

"Having raised stacks of cash for various (mostly cancer) charities over the last 5 years we have decided to bring it closer to home and do something for this amazing charity.

As most people are aware my eldest son Ivan has significant hearing loss and a couple of years ago was put in touch with England Deaf Rugby. Since then he has been capped twice for international matches against Wales and played in several friendly matches. He loves his rugby and sharing his sport with other deaf people has been a revelation for him. As a family we have been welcomed into the squad, the first time we have been involved with the wider deaf community too"

There are great hopes for the team and for World Deaf Rugby at large, as there is a World Deaf Rugby 7's Competition being held in Sydney, Australia in April 2018

The RFU do provide support in ways of equipment and funding, however, there is always room for more so the team is run as a registered charity (maybe one day that too will change !)

So anything we can do to help is fantastic.

I know its not a life saving charity or anything and that makes it a challenge to raise for in its self...Ivan says it is both 'life enhancing and life changing'.

WE will walk the hard yards but would be over the moon if you could help"

Updated 08:57 - 10 Sep 2017 by PR & Media Department

Where next?

New Captain, Luke Cheyne meets the RFU Exciting season to be led by Luke Cheyne
Graham Sage joins senior coaching team Graham retires from playing but remains involved with EDRU

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