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In 2008 Stuart Mangan, suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby for the club and tragically died on the 7th August 2009. Stuart was only 26 and his injury and death greatly affected players at Hammersmith and Fulham RFC, who have since raised over £100,000 for injured players charities.

His death also affected the international rugby playing community and an idea that began between Stuart and Matt Hampson (England Under 20’s Prop while Stuart was in hospital), for an England vs. Ireland Legends Charity game, was later developed by Shane Byrne and Len Dineen of Ireland & Martin Corry and Jason Leonard of England, in to the now famous Legends Match.

The first Legends Match was played at the Stoop in 2010 on the eve of the 6 Nations match and the cup they still play for is the Stuart Mangan Memorial Trophy.

On the 9th February this year, the match is being played in Dublin and Hammersmith & Fulham RFC Vets have been honoured, to be asked to play in a curtain raiser at the Donnybrook ground, against an All Ireland Veteran 15.

The aim of the match is to raise as much money as possible in Stuart’s memory, for RFU Injured Players and the IRFU Charitable Trust, that both do so much good work in looking after seriously injured players.

Over 40 HFRFC Vets will be making the trip to Dublin. We are each funding our own tour costs and have collectively pledged to raise at least £10,000. But we hope with your help it will be much, much more.

Please dig deep to support these great charities and if you are in Dublin please come and watch! Tickets can be bought through Ticketmaster http://www.irelandenglandlegends.com

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Raising money for

RFU Injured Players Foundation

RFU Injured Players Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1122139

RFU Injured Players Foundation protects and supports the rugby family. Their work includes injury prevention research, education and training to keep everyone safer on the field of play, and they provide lifetime support to all players (and their families) who have suffered a catastrophic injury.

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BIG respect to Ian Smith and all the guys at HFRFC - hope the match and trip went well - a truly great cause - best wishes Southport Rugby Club

Donation by Andrew Carney on 15/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Hammers! From Brother of Cube

Donation by Brian Deane on 08/02/13

20,00 €

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Good luck lads!

Donation by Matthew Kelly on 30/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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All that is good about the Hammers... Have a great trip

Donation by TVF on 28/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Carl Evans on 26/01/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Daniel de Wolf on 25/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Great cause and in memory of a great guy! Best of luck on tour Hammers - both on the field and in the bar!

Donation by Hugo Lowry on 25/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Tear it up boys! All the best

Donation by Charlie Barrell on 25/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Can't think of a more worthy cause. Go Hammers is all I say and my regards to Barry. Cheers, Gilo

Donation by Giles Patterson on 25/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Great cause. Have fun over there chaps.

Donation by Craig McEachern on 25/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£256.95
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£256.95
  • Gift Aid£60.00

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