RUGBY LIONS: Volunteers smarten up clubhouse

Volunteers sprucing up the clubhouse

Volunteers sprucing up the clubhouse

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Webb Ellis Road benefits from DIY store’s support

Rugby Lions fans, players and committee members came together as part of a working weekend to help spruce up Webb Ellis Road ready for the new season.

The initiative, coordinated by clubhouse manager Sian Harrison, saw people volunteer their time to smarten up the clubhouse and grounds.

Also on hand to help were Wickes, who kindly donated all the materials needed. The Eliot’s Field-based DIY and home improvement specialists are currently in the process of moving to new premises in Rugby and were keen to support the Home of Rugby Football.

Jan Brown, customer services manager said: “Wickes are always looking for ways to engage with the local community, and when the opportunity of working with The Rugby Lions arose, we grasped it.

“The camaraderie at the club is inspiring and to see so many volunteers give up their time to help was great. Wickes were delighted to help such a great club.”

Sian Harrison said: “The weekend was a huge success. The clubhouse is the heart of the club and to have so many fans, players and even ex-players come along to help really illustrates what the Rugby Lions stand for.

“Wickes’ generosity saw that all of the work was completed, and I can’t thank Kevin Bryan and Jan Brown enough.”

Sian added: “After the success of last season, culminating in a cup final match at Twickenham, we’re really looking forward to the 2014/15 season.

“The Rugby World Cup 2015 means we are going to be very busy, with some exciting events planned in the clubhouse.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our loyal following of Rugby Lions fans into the club in the new season.”

The clubhouse is available to hire for corporate events and celebrations. Contact: harrison_sian@yahoo.co.uk.