Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club has revealed its new charity kit, which has been designed to raise funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
The exclusive Canterbury kit will be worn by the club’s first XV squad on Saturday 28 March 2020 – a home game against Darlington Mowden Park.
The bespoke kit – which substitutes their traditional team red and black for the Hospice’s signature pink – has been provided by wholesale retailers Speed One Sports and Canterbury.
The unique shirts will be auctioned off after the game, with the aim of raising much needed funds for the local charity.
Lara Hunter, Business Development Manager at Birmingham Moseley Rugby, said: “The speed at which Speed One Sports and Canterbury moved to get this kit approved and sent through to production was outstanding. We are grateful for their generous sponsorship, giving us this wonderful opportunity to further support Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. Let’s hope we can raise as much money as we can for the benefit of the Hospice.”
The day will also see the rugby club host a Ladies Day Lunch, where guests can watch the game from the VIP suite at Billesley Common. With sponsorship from Birmingham’s Roundhouse Gin and Lixir Tonic, rugby fans will be able to enjoy a delicious two course menu, live music, and entertainment.
Proceeds from the event will go towards Birmingham St Mary’s, which provides vital care and support to local people living with life-limiting illness. The Hospice has been the rugby club’s charity partner for the past two years and so far, generous fans have raised over £5,500.
Charlotte Dowling, community and corporate fundraising manager at Birmingham St Mary’s, added: “We can’t wait to see players from the Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club wear their bright pink shirts for this match, helping to raise crucial awareness and funds for our care. We know the Ladies Day Lunch will be a fantastic event too, giving fans a really special way to enjoy the game whilst showing their support for the Hospice.
“Thank you to the rugby club for hosting this event in aid of the Hospice. It will cost £9 million to run our vital services this year – 64 per cent of which must be raise through generous voluntary donations – so support from community groups like Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club goes a long way in caring for people when they need it most.”
Every day, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice cares for and supports 500 people living with life-limiting illness across Birmingham and Sandwell. Its expert team can provide care in people’s homes, in the community and at the Hospice itself.
Tickets for the club’s Ladies Day Lunch cost £35 each, and include a two course lunch and cheese and biscuits at half time. To book a place, please email email@example.com or call 0121 443 3631.
To find out more about the Hospice, visit: www.birminghamhospice.org.uk