The London Irish community team raised more than £500 for Breast Cancer Care during the Exiles’ European Rugby Challenge Cup fixture against Stade Français before Christmas.

The community team sold tickets for the game at a special price to local ladies’ rugby teams with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care.

Crowthorne Ladies RFC marked the occasion by being the guard of honour, their pink t-shirts showing their level of dedication to the charity. A bucket collection led by the community team also took place with supporters generously donating throughout the afternoon.

“The generosity and support of the London Irish supporters shows why this club is so special,” said head of community Andy Keast.

“We really appreciate the hard work that went into raising a brilliant amount of money. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed.”

“A big thank you again to everyone who has been involved in supporting Breast Cancer Care at the London Irish v Stade Français game,” said Charlotte Sills, community fundraising officer at Breast Cancer Care.

“The money raised will help Breast Cancer Care to continue to provide free services including support over the phone with a nurse or someone who’s been there, welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support.

“With the number of people diagnosed with breast cancer each year increasing, there has never been a greater need for the support Breast Cancer Care offers. To make a donation to the charity, please visit”

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