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Chris Hawes RWBRFC

Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club celebrate new clubhouse opening and raise money for BLESMA

The build up to the weekend of celebrations for Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club's clubhouse opening have been well publicised in local media. As well as celebrating the clubhouse opening, the weekend also raised money for BLESMA and the Wooden Spoon charity, a rugby charity that supports mentally and physically disadvantaged children.

The weekend kicked off with a black tie dinner on the Friday evening and over the weekend featuring the likes of the Wessex Male Voice Choir, a parade along the High Street to the new clubhouse, a military fly past, fairground rides, a classic car display and the delivery of the match ball for the Royal Wootton Bassett RFC President's XV v The Army Veterans match by a team parachutists. BLESMA Member Chris Hawes and his wife Jen were invited along as special guests and representatives of BLESMA for the black tie dinner and also attended some of the festivities over the weekend.

To read about the weekend's activities on the Swindon Advertiser's website, click here.

After the event, Chris Hawes was invited back to the Club to be presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Club Chairman Chris Elias.

To read about the presentation and why BLESMA were chosen as a beneficiary on the Gazette & Herald website, click here.

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