England Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster, recently joined former RPA (Rugby Players’ Association) Player Representative and Leeds Carnegie lock and now Assistant Academy Manager, Jonathan Pendlebury, to show their support for the Leeds General Infirmary’s Children’s charity.
The pair presented a signed England shirt, which was donated by The RPA, to Jacquie Cross, Development Manager of the LGI Children’s Charity and Jonathan Sutcliffe, Consultant Paediatrician, in the Jubilee Wing of the Hospital.
The Yorkshire club have a long-standing relationship with the charity thanks to their Equipment Manager, Dave Matthews and Community Manager, Adam Blades, who joined Stuart and Jonathan to meet members of staff and current patients at Leeds General Infirmary.
Former fans favourite Pendlebury said: “We are delighted Stuart can give up some of his time to officially hand over the shirt and hopefully it can be auctioned off and raise as much money as possible for the charity.
“I know first-hand what a fantastic job the RPA do for the players, especially when they need their help the most and it is nice that we can pass on that support to another great cause in the spirit of rugby.”
Money raised from the auction of the shirt will go towards new murals that are painted on the walls of the children’s ward; they help act as a distraction while the infirmary’s younger patients are receiving treatment.
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