Rugby stars help wounded troop heroes
The biggest names in Rugby Union came to Downing Street today as part of the £1million charity bid for wounded members of the armed forces.
“Help for Heroes” is promoting a legends of rugby game taking place at Twickenham on Saturday 20 September.
Sporting stars including Lawrence Dallaglio, Scott Gibbs, Martin Johnson, Jonah Lomu, Will Greenwood and other legendary figures will join with the best of the Armed Forces players to battle it out in a spectacular game to raise money for the wounded.
The aim is to sell out the 82,000 seat stadium and raise £1million to improve facilities at the services rehabilitation centre at Headley Court.
Speaking at today’s reception to mark the game, the Prime Minister said that the day would see rugby heroes honour “all of the heroes of our armed forces”.
“To put your life on the line for others every day takes someone very special, and I would like to take a moment to remember those brave men and women who have fallen in the course of their duties.
“We are deeply indebted to them, and we will never forget what they have done on our behalf.”
Friday, September 19, 2008
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