Join sleep out at Bath Rugby

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Bath Rugby’s chief ex­ec­u­tive and one of its for­mer stars will both be brav­ing the cold in the Rec Sleep Out next month. Hooker Lee Mears is tak­ing part in the Bath Rugby Foun­da­tion fundraiser on Novem­ber 7 and will sleep out on the pitch he used to run out on. The event will mark the char­ity’s 15th an­niver­sary and help tackle the is­sue of youth home­less­ness. Lee, who won 42 caps for Eng­land and is now a trustee of Bath Rugby Foun­da­tion, said: “Young peo­ple should be given hope, they should be given op­por­tu­nity and they should know they have a safe and sta­ble place to spend the night. “Spend­ing the night at the Rec is the least we can all do. Feel­ing cold and sleep­ing rough overnight will be pretty mis­er­able for us all – but that’s the point. “I hope that a lot of Bath Rugby fans will sign up to join us and I know we can all raise a lot of money to help tackle an is­sue that should ex­ist in Bath in 2018.” Chief ex­ec­u­tive Tar­quin Mcdon­ald said: “This is about com­ing to­gether to tell this story and to raise much needed funds to help tackle some of the core is­sues that lead to home­less­ness.” Sign up to take part at https://ssl. cow-pars­ley.co.uk/brf/

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