Task Force’s week­end work helps spruce up rugby club

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - In Business -

THERE was a hive of ac­tiv­ity at Widnes RUFC as a num­ber of club mem­bers and will­ing vol­un­teers in­volved them­selves in an­other highly suc­cess­ful NatWest ‘Rugby Force’ week­end.

The ini­tia­tive – which has been op­er­at­ing for a num­ber of years – is able to of­fer com­mu­nity rugby union clubs some fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance which they can use to help kick-start im­prove­ments to their fa­cil­i­ties.

This ever-will­ing group of vol­un­teers got stuck in from early morn­ing to catch up on all those jobs that needed at­ten­tion be­fore re­lax­ing later in the day with a well de­served ba­con sand­wich and a cof­fee.

In Widnes’s case, they used the op­por­tu­nity to carry out many of the var­i­ous jobs that have built up over the year.

Those tasks in­cluded power wash­ing the shower area, clean­ing out the chang­ing rooms and com­mu­nal cor­ri­dors, grass cut­ting and strim­ming, along with a gen­eral de-clut­ter and spring clean both in­side and out to leave the club look­ing ● spick-and-span in readi­ness for the new sea­son. The vol­un­teers also pur­chased and erected sev­eral new, large, wooden pic­nic ta­bles to cre­ate a pleas­ant out­door sit­ting area.

Speak­ing about the ‘Rugby Force’ week­end, club pres­i­dent, Ged Snee, said: “We are very grate­ful to NatWest and the RFU for their fi­nan­cial help and sup­port which is vi­tal to a club like ours.

“We man­aged to get plenty of work done over the week­end, and we were all de­lighted that so many vol­un­teers turned up to help to make the event a big suc­cess.

“We are proud of the fa­cil­i­ties we have here at Heath Road and want to keep them that way both now and in the fu­ture.”

Some of the vol­un­teers who were part of the NatWest ‘Rugby Force’ clean up at Widnes.

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