DMU Women’s Rugby team took on a challenge of a different sort this weekend as they ran five kilometres around Loughborough dressed as Santa Claus for charity.
This year the girls have decided to support the RFU Injured Players Foundation and the run was the perfect choice to kick start their fundraising and to get them in the festive spirit.
Six of the team took part and plenty of new players were keen to get involved. With their Santa outfits on, the rain began to clear and the girls all managed to complete the distance.
Secretary, Tanya Stirk said: “It was a fun way to spend some time with the rugby girls and also to raise money for such an awesome charity.”
The RFU Injured Players Foundation is the team’s chosen charity to support this year. The charity have been helping the father of the team’s Chairwoman for the last 11 years after he suffered a serious brain injury whilst playing rugby. They provide equipment, advice and support to players who have been seriously injured playing the sport as well as helping to prevent serious injuries in the future.
Chairwoman, Christina Spalding, said: “We had a great morning running around with hundreds of Santas all for an amazing charity. We are really happy we could be a part of it and had fun together.”
So far the team have raised over £200 for the charity and with plenty more fundraising efforts planned throughout the year they hope to add much more to their amount raised.