BIG-HEARTED rugby players have given more than £2,000 to two worthy causes.
Members of Ellesmere Port Rugby Club organised a charity match against Capenhurst, who themselves raised £500 to add to the total.
The cash was split between the Little Sutton branch of the Royal British Legion, whose members are raising funds for the Poppy Appeal, and Chester’s Dorin Park School which caters for children with special needs.
Rugby club secretary Alan Underhill said: “We try to be a family-orientated club and do a lot of fundraising in whatever way we can.
“Prior to the match with Capenhurst, who kindly raised money themselves, the lads grew moustaches and then shaved them off which resulted in a lot of money through sponsorship.
“Back in December one of our players broke his leg during a match in the Isle of Man, so the lads had a whipround to help look after him and his family while he’s off work.
“When the chips are down we rally together.”
The club has thanked Martin Titherington for organising the match.