Task Force’s weekend work helps spruce up rugby club
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.