The Potter Legacy Cup Success Story
On the 24th of February 2018 the Moth in a China Shop Ambassadors at the University of East Anglia held the first of an annual charity event at UEA’s Colney Lane pitches, in conjunction with the Women’s Rugby team. The event was inspired by an ex-UEA student and rugby player David Potter who sadly passed away after a battle against a brain tumour.
The fundraising event was a mixed rugby match with all players wearing dresses and the referee donned a fabulous wedding dress.
On the day there were two teams of both ex and current UEA women rugby players as well as UEA men’s rugby players.
Despite the blisteringly cold wind, the sun shone and spectators enjoyed the food on offer as well as the commentary and music provided by UEA’s Live Wire.
The event gained lots of attention, even being reported by the local Eastern Daily Press newspaper: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/uea-rugby-players-take-part-in-special-charity-match-in-memory-of-former-president-1-5408691
UEA Women’s football also participated in the 7s tournament, showcasing their speed and agility to give women’s rugby a run for their money.
A special ball was designed for the matches to commemorate the day, which was later auctioned off raising and additional £100 for the two charities.
In total £618.60 was raised for Moth in a China Shop and The Brain Tumour Charity.
Keep your eyes peeled for next year’s event!