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Donation gets local rugby club over fundraising line

14 December 2023

Our West Scotland team has donated £1,000 to Marr Rugby based in Troon, South Ayrshire.

The community club provides access to high quality social rugby opportunities for players, coaches and spectators from Troon and its surrounding area. They have three senior teams and a youth section covering Minis Rugby from P1 to P7 and Youth Rugby covering all secondary school ages. In total, the club has over 600 people involved in the sport.

Volunteers at the club are currently fundraising to send their primary seven squad on a special trip to England, having been invited by Premiership side Exeter Chiefs to take part in a local club rugby tournament, which the Glasgow Warriors also support. The youngsters have also been invited to join both teams at their match in January.

Coaches at the club are aiming to raise as much money as possible to take the funding pressure off parents and support as many members of the team as possible to take part in the trip.

Marr Rugby’s John Houston said:

“On behalf of everyone at Marr Rugby and the communities we serve, I’d like to thank Persimmon for their kind donation.

“This contribution will go a long way to giving our P7 team a truly memorable experience.”

Chris Logan, Persimmon West Scotland Managing Director, said:

“Marr Rugby is a fantastic community club that provides a platform for people of all ages to take part in the sport and I’m delighted we can support their fundraising efforts with this donation.

“We all know how much pressure family budgets are under at the moment so I hope this donation will relieve some of that financial burden and support as many young people as possible to take part in what I’m sure will be a memorable trip.”

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