Ventnor Rugby Club donates £400 to Team Teddy

Isle of Wight Randonnee, News

By GH

Ventnor Rugby Club donates £400 to Team Teddy

Ventnor Rugby Club once more acted as a marshalling post and feeding station for the round-the-Island cycling Randonnee in early May – the Cycle Island CIC Randonnee

As has become an annual tradition, the club has made a charity contribution from the monies taken and this year £400 is being donated to the Team Teddy (via The Lily Foundation).

Teddy Ward is a wonderful two-year-old boy who suffers from a rare life-limiting mitochondrial disease about which very little is known and the Lily Foundation are funding much-needed research into the condition.

Ventnor Rugby Club donates £400 to Team Teddy
Ventnor Rugby Club donates £400 to Team Teddy

Teddy’s father, Dan Ward, is the physio for the Isle of Wight rugby club and he and some teammates are undertaking The Three Peaks Challenge in September in support of Team Teddy.

For anyone who would like to read more about Teddy, mitochondria and to support this deserving cause: 10 Rangers are taking on the 3 Peaks Challenge for Team Teddy!

Roly Toombs, Ventnor RFC’s Randonnee team organiser states,

“We are delighted to make this donation to Dan, Jess and young Teddy. And I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the VRFC volunteers who worked so hard to participate in another highly successful Randonnee as well as the retailers on the Island who provided such proactive assistance to the cause – in particular Sainsburys and Norris Family Grocers in Niton”.

Roly Toombs
Ventnor RFCs 2nd XV skipper Jack Rushton presents to Dan Jess and Teddy Ward
Ventnor RFCs 2nd XV skipper Jack Rushton presents to Dan Jess and Teddy Ward

Image: James Morton

The above photo shows Jack Rushton (VRFC’s 2nd XV skipper) handing over the cheque to Dan, Jess and Teddy at Watcombe

Best Regards

James

JAMES MORTON
Secretary, Ventnor RFC
T: 07901 938 317

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