Wellingborough Rugby Club is the first to receive recognition through Swansgate Shopping Centre’s Good Deeds campaign in 2023. Swansgate’s Good Deeds Campaign recognises the work of the local community and volunteers. In January, the Centre used the initiative to sponsor a table at the club’s Ladies Day Event, which was attended by 150 community members. The sponsorship contributed an afternoon tea and glass of wine for a table of 10-12 ladies at the event.
Irene Plant, spokesperson from the club explains “Wellingborough Rugby Club, in one form or another, has been around for over 100 years with it’s original meetings being held at The Hind Hotel. It is a grassroots club which provides stability and support to all of its members and family while running a full complement of Mini, junior, Colts and Senior sides. Rugby not only helps with both physical and mental health, but it provides an outlet for the community to come together. For some, it might be cheering on our players during a game, for others, it’s a chance for their children to make some friends. It provides a social setting while building a stronger, safer lifestyle for our community”
She continues “That’s why raising funds for our club through social events such as the Ladies Day plays a vital role in keeping Wellingborough Club alive. Donations and fund-raisers generate funds for the improvement of our facilities and for the benefits of its members. The use of any funds generated are tightly managed by members of the Clubs Executive Committee. The proceeds generated at our Ladies Day event will be used to provide security during these uncertain times and will help pay for much-needed equipment and upgrades.”
During the event on Saturday 4th March the club served afternoon tea and wine, sold raffle tickets for gift cards, merchandise and services all of which was generously donated by local businesses like Swansgate Shopping Centre.
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