Category: Charity

Scunthorpe RUFC Appeal & Support

The Sale FC Dogs will be supporting Scunthorpe RUFC and the Walker family this Saturday- 23rd November- by holding a bucket collection ahead of our Richmond fixture. Following the death of local rugby player, James Walker. We would like to encourage all our FC fans to donate generously as part of the rugby community. Lets share our SaleFamily love this weekend in remembrance of a cherished advocate of the sport.

Colin Chapman from Scunthorpe RUFC provides further details

Tragically, the night of Friday 1st November 2019, Scunthorpe player James Walker took his own life. With the team set to play Chester away in National 2, and the Rugby World Cup Final set the following morning, this was news they would never expect- “from hearing the news, the whole club felt numb”.

There was a real determination from his teammates to make sure his name remains in a positive light, raising awareness and as much funds as possible to support those struggling with the same issues James faced. A noble act of community. This is when his team mates and club decided to team up with local charity “One for the Lads”, set up to combat and help men struggling with mental health issues. Scunthorpe players commit to Movember, growing out their “Mo’s” to raise funds individually, whilst as a club, numerous events throughout the season will fundraise and promote mental health as well as the £50,000 target.

In support, a number of our Sale FC players will feature beautiful looking “Mo’s” this Movember to also individually raise funds for the cause. As a club we hope we can contribute generously, with donation buckets doing their rounds in these upcoming fixtures:

Players not featured in the Matchday squad will be doing rounds on the weekend to collect donations.

SAT 23rd Nov vs. Richmond K.O. 2pm
Heywood Rd.

SAT 7th Dec vs. RAMS K.O. 2pm
Heywood Rd.

SAT 21st Dec vs. Rotherham K.O 2pm
Heywood Rd.

Currently…over £7000 has been raised within the first week! The JustGiving page will be ongoing until the club hits their target of £50,000 to help people like Jimmy get the support they need!

Please Donate here

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/scunnyrufc?utm_term=qKZ2Qgg3m

 

 

Sale FC M&J Coaches Go BIG!

A group of dads, coaches and Vets players from Sale FC Rugby took up the challenge of cycling the length of Hadrian’s Wall, in an attempt to raise money for our clubs official charity ‘The Alex Hulme Foundation’. We are a family club at Sale FC Rugby and this charity is very close to our hearts. 

The challenge took place over the weekend of the 25th & 26th May and saw us start at Carlisle Castle and cycling east to the fort at South Shields on tracks and cross country for approx. 90 miles. They views were stunning and the people we met during the challenge were very supportive and even made donations that went to our total raised.

Although this was a very difficult challenge we all finished together and had a brilliant time. We were motivated through the challenge to do all we could to help the Foundation and with the responses we got to our social media update videos throughout both days, kept our spirits. We would like to thank everyone who donated to help us raise over £5,200.00 to the Alex Hulme Foundation.

Scott Conquer’s Hadrian’s Wall

Last weekend A group of coaches and dads organised by Scott Bambrick headed north to cycle the length of Hadrian’s Wall for our club charity the Alex Hulme Foundation. Donate Here

Dave Hulme writes

“An amazing group of club members, namely Scott Bambrick, Mark Roberts, Martin Blythe, Matt Griffiths, Pete Tomlinson & Matt Bates cycled the length of Hadrians Wall last weekend and chose to raise money for the club charity, the Alex Hulme Foundation in the process.”

Nicola Hulme says:
“We would like to congratulate the lads, along with their fantastic support driver, Steve Card, for completing the challenge and thank them for choosing to raise money for Alex’s legacy..


We would also like to thank the many people who supported their event enabling us to build on the amazing work which is being undertaken in Alex’s name.”

If you’d like to donate to the ride then please follow this link here

England Deaf Rugby Double Header

This afternoon Sale FC Rugby will be hosting an England Deaf Rugby Double Header here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

England Deaf v Wales Deaf at Cardiff Arms Park

This afternoon Sale FC Rugby will play host to two top class Deaf Rugby fixtures between featuring both the England Men’s and Women’s sides here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

The first fixture of the afternoon will see Sale 1861 Women side take on England Deaf’s Women’s side in a friendly fixture kicking off at 1pm. Then at 4pm, England Deaf’s Men’s side will play their Welsh counterparts in an International Test Match for the Broadstreet Cup.

In their last encounter in January, England Deaf Men were beaten by their Welsh opponents at Cardiff Arms Park by 29-11, in what was a thrilling encounter.

We are sure that both of these fixtures will be as good, with the games being shown to a global audience thanks to the BBC Sport Online team and the camera work of Richard Jackson at Cheers Mate Productions.

If you would to watch the games from the comfort of your front room, if you can’t make it to the CorpAcq Stadium this afternoon, please use the following link here

Alternatively, if you can make today’s game and would like to enjoy some top class International Rugby, there are tickets still available for the games with Admission being £10 for Adults, Children U16 FREE and Sale FC Rugby Members FREE on production of your membership card.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer awareness month, and here at Sale FC Rugby we are proud to support this programme.

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Here are some facts that you need to be aware of.

Sale FC Rugby are proud to announce that they will be supporting the Bowel Cancer Awareness campaign this April. Bowel Cancer sadly takes the lives of 42,000 people each year, and in terms of where it ranks within the forms of the most common cancers, it is the fourth most prominent in the UK ahead of Skin Cancer (Melanomas).

Furthermore, it is perceived that only older adults are more likely to get Bowel Cancer. Currently, the statistics show that every 9 out of 10 (94%) of adults aged over 50, and nearly six in every ten cases (59%) aged over 50 are diagnosed with Bowel Cancer.

However, it must be added that it isn’t just specific to these age groups and is more widely spread in terms of the demographic split. More alarmingly, is the fact that 268,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with this type of cancer, meaning that 1 in every 15 men and 1 in every 18 women will be diagnosed throughout their lifetime.

How then can you help yourself and others to ensure that you don’t ever suffer this awful cancer?

Above we have a series of simple checks and procedures that people (both men and women) can follow to check for the symptoms that are most common with this type of cancer.

What we must add here is that if you feel or have ANY of these symptoms please make an appointment with your doctor to get checked over by a health care professional.

Here at Sale FC Rugby, we feel it is important to raise awareness of Bowel Cancer as it affects so many lives each year, and also the fact that it really isn’t age discriminatory when it comes to who can actually be directly affected by it.

Upon speaking about our involvement with the Bowel Cancer Awareness campaign for the month of April, General Manager Dave Hulme said “At Sale FC Rugby we are always conscious of the need to raise awareness of campaigns like the Bowel Cancer one, as we have a responsibility within the local and wider communities to ensure that we as a club are able to highlight the importance of getting checked out if you feel or experience any of the common symptoms, that are associated with Bowel Cancer. “

At the game this Saturday (against Plymouth Albion) we will be joined by members of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust who will be raising awareness themselves about Bowel Cancer.

If you would like to know more about Bowel Cancer, visit the website using the following link here