Hammersmith & Fulham RFC Vets were invited by the Ireland Legends to play in the charity Curtain Raiser against Bective Rangers RFC, before the England Legends v Ireland Legends International in Dublin on the 9th February 2013.
Both matches were being played in memory of Stuart Mangan, who suffered a terrible spinal injury while playing rugby for Hammersmith and Fulham in 2008 and who tragically passed away the following year. To read more about Stuart click HERE
But the real aim of the games, apart from enjoying the craic, was to raise as much money as possible in Stuart’s memory, for the RFU Injured Players Foundation and the IRFU Charitable Trust; both do so much good work in looking after seriously injured players and their families.
44 H&F Vets made the trip to Dublin. They funded their own tour and have, so far, collectively raised over £45,000!
The H&F Vets were generously sponsored by Orchard Grove Consultancy Limited, who are Independent Legionella Risk Assessors.