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West Ham charity quiz helps injured players

PUBLISHED: 16:13 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:14 12 August 2013

Ian Jenkinson from the RFU, left, receives the cheque from Jeff Probyn, right, with Nick Bracken, second left, and Deputy Mayor Cllr Lester Hudson

Ian Jenkinson from the RFU, left, receives the cheque from Jeff Probyn, right, with Nick Bracken, second left, and Deputy Mayor Cllr Lester Hudson

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A charity quiz has helped raise more than £1,000 to help seriously injured rugby players and their families,

Eleven teams representing residents, businesses and staff from Newham Council and Newham Police, battled it out at the East London Rugby Club in Holland Road, West Ham.

The money raised will help the Rugby Football Union’s Injured Players Foundation, which supports people who sustain a catastrophic injury while playing the game.

Former England rugby international Jeff Probyn, capped 37 times for his country including the 1991 World Cup final, helped Newham’s Deputy Mayor Councillor Lester Hudson hand over a cheque to the charity.

Nick Bracken, rugby club chairman, said: “We thank all the teams that entered. It is important that we support the charity that looks after seriously injured players for life and helps prevent future injuries through research and education.”

Ian Jenkinson from the Rugby Football Union, who collected the cheque, said: “We are grateful to clubs like East London. Everything the club raised will go directly to helping injured players live a full and independent life and also supporting prevention research.”

For more information about East London Rugby Club visit www.pitchero.com/clubs/eastlondonrfc


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