May 2009

Navy Rugby Supports Cancer Cause

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RUGBY fan, Sam John, was an enthusiastic player until cancer struck. Now the 12-year-old has turned his energy to supporting his team at Gosport and Fareham RFC. Sam and Simon Burns, a former captain at the club and now a Royal Navy Rugby Union head coach of the under-23s, have got together to prove that old adage that ‘there’s something for everyone’ as they helped promote an appeal to restock shelves in Cancer Research UK shops. The ‘Wrong For You, Right For Us’ appeal urges people to donate unwanted goods to support the charity’s shops, which raise in the region of £16 million to pay for research every year. Simon joined 12-year-old Sam to hand over a pair of rugby boots hi...

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