Junior rugby players ‘scrum’ together for breast unit after family friend has treatment
07 July 2019
Two 11 year old girls who play rugby together at Rochford Hundred Rugby Club joined forces for a sponsored walk around the club’s rugby pitches, helping to raise £821.63 for Southend University Hospital’s breast unit.
The girls, Phoebe Vincent and Olivia Dunn, both aged 11 from
Rochford, also organised a delicious cake sale to help raise money
for the unit that had helped Phoebe's mum's best friend, Sophie
Wade, 41, from Leigh-on-Sea, who had been diagnosed with breast
cancer in September of last year.
Phoebe and Oliva came up with the fundraising idea from scratch
when the pair had a sleepover and phoned Phoebe's mum to sound her
out about their charitable endeavours.
Jo Vincent, Phoebe's mum, said: "It's amazing thing for two
young girls to have thought of and raise such a fantastic
amount. The girls decided that they wanted to donate the
money to the breast care unit at Southend, rather than a big
charity, as they are the ones that have helped our friend
Kayley Donovan, Community Fundraising Manager for Southend
Hospital Charity, said: "We always get huge support from our local
community, and this money will help further enhance our breast
unity care for patients. It's especially inspiring to see young
people thinking so much of others. They are a huge credit and we
can't thank them enough."