Rugby Against Cancer is a charity set up to aid the rugby family who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families. Now, over £5,000 into their latest campaign, ‘Trek To Twickers’, they look to push on to their £7500 target.
Who are Rugby Against Cancer?
Founded by a rugby player and assisted by four more who now make up the committee of trustees, they help those within the rugby community who have been affected by cancer.
Aaron, the founder, has played rugby in Portsmouth for around six/seven years.
Telling his story, Aaron said, “I know five people who have or have had cancer that is involved in these [local] clubs and I’ve seen how it has affected these people and those who know them.
“I’ve also had very close family and friends who have had cancer and I have seen first-hand the effect that this awful cancer has on them, their family and their friends. I have been thinking about how to raise valuable funds for local and some national cancer charities and it just clicked…rugby.
“The rugby community truly is amazing and pulls together to help others where needed, so that got me thinking, could I use rugby to help raise