Match preview Ventnor RFC 1XV v Havant RFC 3XV Sat 18 November 2023
There’s rugby tomorrow at Watcombe when our 1st XV play Havant 3rds in the Hampshire league. Kick off at 2:30.
With Jewy, 1XV Captain. out until after Christmas with a broken finger, Ben Savill will skipper the team which is also missing a few regulars due to injury and work commitments, so it would be good to get a vocal crowd up there to support the lads.
Image: James Morton
Prior to the match, there’s our second VPs’ lunch of the season with a sit-down time of 1:00pm.
Image: James Morton
Many thanks to Sally, Matt and the crew at The Bistro at London House in Ventnor for providing an excellent chilli that the lads enjoyed after training yesterday evening.
Also thanks to Liz Simpson who will be providing the post-match food tomorrow and to our match sponsors for the day, namely: Ayres Punchard Investment Management Ltd, Dan Noyes Sports Massage Therapy, Howdens of Sandown, LJ Plumbing, Smugglers Haven Tea Gardens, The Bistro, The Smoking Lobster and Ventnor Haven Fishery.
Hope to see you tomorrow,
T: 07901 938 317
All fixtures are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
Fundraiser to get Luke Orton home
A reminder that Luke’s family have recently launched a fundraiser to get Luke home.
‘Weʼre raising £20,000 for adaptations needed to get Luke home after a rugby accident left him paralysed and without the use of his hands.’
Luke suffered a serious life-changing injury on 22nd July 2023, while taking part in a beach rugby tournament on the Isle of Wight. He suffered a broken neck, also suffering spinal cord damage, including a bleed, leaving him paralysed from the chest down and without use of his hands. Luke has been hospitalised since the accident happened.
Sadly, Luke will be coming home in a wheelchair, with little chance of walking again. It has been a really tough time for Luke, spending 6 weeks in Southampton ICU spinal unit before being transferred to Salisbury District Hospital, Spinal Treatment Centre, where he is undergoing rehab. He works hard and has a positive attitude but it is long road ahead.
Luke is looking forward to coming home next year and for this to happen, we need to raise funds for adaptations for the areas in the home, which are not covered by the local authority. All the money raised here will go entirely towards the adaptations for Luke’s needs. We would really appreciate any contributions, whatever the amount.
We would also welcome any offer of labour with the work, whatever time you could spare and the possible supply of any materials, either from small local businesses or local suppliers – please send a message via this page.Thank you everyone – Luke and family.