Thursday, May 23, 2024

Charity rugby match for stricken Ellis

THE case of stricken Tilbury boy Ellis Lynch has touched the young players of Thurrock rugby club that they have decided to hold a charity match.

The under-15s boys team are hoping to attract more than 500 spectators to the flood-lit game against the Old Dartfordians.

Two-year-old Ellis was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) , a muscle wasting disease, in June this year.

The club will be selling programmes for £3 on the door and people will be going round with buckets at the game to raise extra funds for the Ellis Lynch Forget Me Knot Foundation.

A raffle and refreshments will be held in the clubhouse after the game on Friday, October 22.

The charity game will kick off at 7.45pm and before that there will be a presentation from T-Chix, a new girls rugby team for 15 to 18 year olds showing off their skills at the ground from 7pm.


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