Using the power of the rugby family to support cancer charities

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Aaron's story

Hi, and welcome to Rugby Against Cancer my name is Aarron Beesley and here is the reason why I started this charity.

Jeff's story

I’ve been involved in rugby within Hampshire in excess of 30 years, it is my pleasure to support Rugby Against Cancer. 

Beat Stage 4 Bowel Cancer

I am Graham Street, and I am a stage 4 cancer sufferer. Here is a short story of my own journey and how I joined the Rugby Against Cancer Family. 

The Reason Behind Rugby Against Cancer

RUGBY AGAINST CANCER…
 
So your probably wondering what this is all about. Well, I’ve played rugby in Portsmouth for 6 maybe 7 years, and loved every minute of it. Within Portsmouth and the surrounding area, you have Southsea Nomads RFC, US Portsmouth RFC, Portsmouth RFC, Gosport RFC, Havant RFC, and Fareham Heathens RFC plus you have US Portsmouth Seahawks Rugby League side so that’s a lot of teams in a small area.
 
I know 5 people who have/had Cancer that is involved in these clubs and I’ve seen how it has affected these people and those who know them.
 
I’ve also had very close family and friends who have had cancer and I have seen first hand the effect that this awful cancer has on them and also their family and friends.
I have been thinking about how to raise valuable funds for local and some national Cancer charities and it just clicked…RUGBY.
 
I know I have said I’ve played rugby in Portsmouth for 6-7 years but I have been playing for over 20 years and have witnessed how the RUGBY family comes together to support each other.
 
The rugby community truly is amazing and pulls together to help others where needed, so that got me thinking could I use rugby to help raise funds for these charities? Well, the answer is YES. So I have decided to call on the rugby family to help me raise as much money for these amazing charities so they can continue their amazing work.
 
It is starting as a small idea but who knows how big this could get.
More information about what Rugby Against Cancer will be doing and the events that will be held will be on here soon.

Upcoming Events

Big Rugby Family Funday 2019

So our 2nd annual Big Family Rugby Funday is nearly upon us and this year we decided to host the event in honour of Adam Long. This will be held at the Clarence Parade rugby pitch opposite the Premier Inn.

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