Charity rugby match raises more than £1,100

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A charity rugby match raised more than £1,100 for two charities.

A good crowd watched the memorial rugby match held at Wensleydale RUFC last month.

The game remembered James Ashcroft and Charley Purkiss-McEndoo, who both died tragically in separate incidents in 2019.

The game featured Wensleydale’s first 15 against an invitational 15 billed as the C&J Allstars, which is made up of players who played both James and Charley.

The event raised money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Mind UK.

Organisers say the final amount raised from the match was £1,142.46 which takes the amount raised over the last three years to more than £6,000.