June 16, 2017 at 4:07 AM
The Caboolture Rugby Union Club has raised a massive $5,687 at their annual Charity & Sponsors Day on Saturday 11th June for Motor Neuron Disease.
This charity hits close to home for the Rugby Club with players & brothers Matt and Jay Forrester losing their father at the young age of 42 and more recently their younger sister Shelley being diagnosed with the MND gene.
This year’s fundraising event saw over 200
people attend the Caboolture V Pine Rivers game at the Caboolture Rugby Union home ground. This year’s theme was super hero’s fight
Motor Neuron Disease which was the inspiration behind the Iron Man themed club jerseys. Twenty-five club jerseys were auctioned off on the day with jersey number one jersey going for a huge $500!
This was the third Motor Neuron fundraiser held by the Rugby Union Club, which in the past three years have raised a total of nearly $20,000 for this fantastic charity. This funding has been provided directly to MND Australia to help the 1,900 Australians currently living with MND and their families. The Rugby Union Club’s donation will help to ensure the voices of those living with MND and their families are heard by the government in the issues that matter disability support and services, palliative care, aged care, support for carers and research funding.
A big congratulations to the Caboolture Rugby Union club on all their hard work.