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£35raised of £2,250 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £35 to fund a community use 'Lifeline View Defibrillator' and medical equipment at Leicester Lions RFC, Blaby.

    Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leicestershire
    Funded on Sunday, 5th November 2017

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    At the end of last season 1st XV player and coach Jon Boden set himself the target of raising £3,000 to fund a 'Community Use Defibrillator' at the Club. Post season he has raised £750 and the rest of the Club is now jumping on board to help drive the pack over the line.

    With assistance from 'The Community HeartBeat Trust', 'England Rugby' and 'Rugby Safe' we have managed to drive down the cost of the defibrillator. As a result we are extending our cause to fund further important medical supplies for the Club. This includes replacing old medical equipment and some new additional items that are recommended by the RFU.

    At Leicester Lions RFC we want to ensure we have the safest environment to play rugby union and you can help us achieve this. With your support we can ensure are players, coaches, supports and the wider community have access to medical equipment that may not normally be available.

    Our 1st XV physio is trained to use various items of medical equipment that we want to make available to him so that everyone may benefit.

    Following Jon's great start to the fundraising the Mini & Junior sections at the Club are already looking for ways to keep the total climbing.

    Club Treasurer Mike Williams has agreed to run his first every 1/2 marathon at the Leiecester Marathon event on 15th October 2017.

    As more fundraising ideas come in we'll keep you updated.



    • Michael williams1 year ago
      Michael williams

      Michael williams

      1 year ago

      Well, I've done it!!! In 7 months of training I've gone from not being able to run two miles to completing the Leicester Half Marathon in 1:47.51. I actually finished 404th out of 2,104 finishers. I couldn't be happier with my achievement and it's great to have raised funds for a piece of equipment that could save peoples lives. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me and donated to my cause, and I am pleased to say that we have raised a further £610.00. This takes the Club's total to £1,360.00 of our £3,000.00 target. Thank you!

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    • Michael williams1 year ago
      Michael williams

      Michael williams

      1 year ago

      Training started some months ago as I had never tackled any kind of organised road race before. My last experience of anything remotely similar was the Tough Guy challenge over 10 years ago. I started of on the treadmill with the odd 1-2 mile run on the road and struggled to achieve even 10 minute miles. After all my hard work I am now doing 9.5 mile runs every other day in less than 1hour 20 minutes. With less than six weeks to go I intend to try running the full 13.1 mile half marathon distance at home in under 2 hours. Wish me luck!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/16/2017 7:44 AM



    • Matt Tuckey

      Matt Tuckey

      Oct 15, 2017

      Good Luck Mike


    • Scott Morris

      Scott Morris

      Oct 13, 2017

      If you don't win I want my money back


    • Laura Nisbet

      Laura Nisbet

      Sep 5, 2017

      Go get em Mike! Good luck Laura, Chris and the Mutts!! Xx


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    Michael williams

    Michael williams

    Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leicestershire

    Leicester Lions RFC are a growing club with strong seniors and junior sections, and the beginnings of a ladies team. We are an ambitious club who's first XV playing in National 2 North. If you have any interest in Rugby Union then come and JOIN THE PRIDE.

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