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Bath Rugby raises over £12,700 for local charities

21 August 2014

Bath Rugby would like to say a big "thank you" to all our generous supporters who helped us raise over £12,700 for charity on matchdays last season.

Each season, we work with four local charities to support their fundraising efforts. Last season, we chose Bath Rugby Foundation, Cancer Research UK (Box & Corsham branch), First Steps Bath and Bath Mencap & Gateway Sports Club as the worthy causes.

As in previous years, the money raised was divided equally between the designated charities, and representatives from each of the charities were at the game against Scarlets last weekend to be presented with their fundraising cheque.

Former Bath Rugby, England and British and Irish Lions player, Lee Mears, was on hand to make the presentations.

Bath Rugby Foundation work towards enhancing the lives of local young people through sport, and in particular those who come from a disadvantaged background. They aim to raise self-esteem and motivate young people through educational achievements and improving their social skills.

Cancer Research UK is fighting for a world where no-one's life is cut short by cancer. Each year their scientists get closer to finding cures for cancers. Cancer Research UK funds over half of the UK's cancer research, including the life-saving work of over 4000 scientists, doctors and nurses fighting cancer on all fronts.

First Steps Bath's mission is "To work in partnership with children, families, colleagues and the community by being responsive, informed, reflective and innovative provider of early years' education, childcare and integrated family services".

Bath Mencap & Gateway work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all their services support people to live life as they choose. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.

Thank you to all our outgoing charities for their hard work and good luck with your on-going fundraising efforts.

And of course, thank you again to all those who gave so generously on a matchday – your support really makes a huge difference.

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