19 January 2018
COMMUNITY: Scrum on down to help charity
2 February 2017
The First Days’ Pink Bin will be outside the Megastore before this Sunday’s Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Nottingham (kick-off 3pm).
London Irish teamed up with the Woodley-based charity last autumn to collect children’s clothes, toys, equipment and furniture which is distributed to families in need across Berkshire.
An eye-catching pink bin will be onsite two-hours before kick-off where people can drop off their donations. There will also be a bucket collection to raise funds for the amazing charity.
Head of Community Andy Keast said: “We have a reputation as a family-friendly club which is why it made sense to support a family charity such as First Days.
“The pink bin was at the Yorkshire Carnegie game earlier in the season and we had a lot of donations, which was very pleasing.
“I came along to see what the charity does and was blown away by how many referrals they receive, somewhere in the region of 20 requests a week.
“A lot of the players have young families which resonates with them, and we’d love to do whatever we can to support them.”
Nick Kennedy’s charges have recorded 14 league wins on the spin, a sequence that his side will be looking to extend this weekend.
Tickets are available for the game by calling 0118 968 1016 or click here to purchase online.
To find out more about First Days visit www.firstdays.net