Walking rugby pals step out for hospice

Members of the Kingswood Titans Walking Rugby completed a charity walk, raising over £1,700.

 The team, who are part of Kingswood RFC, stepped up for The Rugby March, a six-mile walk from Ashton Gate through Leigh Woods and Clifton, to raise money for services at St Peter’s Hospice. 

To top off the event, the team watched the Bristol Bears vs Harlequins game where the Bears scored seven tries achieving a decisive win of 51-26.

Kingswood Titans players Keith, Bob, Don and Andy were among those taking part in the event. 

Keith said: “As a walking rugby club it’s a no brainer to take part in The Rugby March. We started the walking rugby club in 2017 with 20 players and now have more than 40. Our oldest member is over 81 and we’ve regularly raised money for St Peter’s Hospice as all of us have been touched by it in some way.

“Last year we lost one of our original players through illness and his family were much appreciative of the care he received from St Peter’s Hospice. In February, Anne Stenner, the wife of one of our player’s sadly died in the hospice. Anne’s husband, Tim, cannot speak highly enough of the care and support they all received by the Hospice staff while she was there, and Tim is walking here today with his son.”

 To find out more or donate, visit the Kingswood Titans fundraising for St Peter’s Hospice page on justgiving.com  For more about the hospice, visit stpetershospice.org