Tenth birthday for fund-raising festival
ROBBIE’S Rugby Festival is to celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer by holding a special event to take place after the charity rugby tournament.
The festival will take place on Saturday, July 28, taking over Loughborough Grammar School Playing Fields, and is expected to raise record breaking figures for the Robbie Anderson Cancer Trust and The Jake McCarthy Foundation.
Georgie Fowle, the organiser of Robbie’s Rugby Festival, said: “We are immensely proud of the legacy Robbie’s Rugby Festival has and cannot thank our supporters enough. Their continued generosity has enabled Robbie’s Rugby Festival to make a real difference to those affected by cancer.
“This year we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. To mark this milestone, we are organising The Festiball, an evening of fun and entertainment which must not be missed! We are very much looking forward to welcoming familiar faces and newcomers alike as we hope to smash previous year’s figures and keep supporting our charities to continue their vital work.”
Robbie’s Rugby Festival is now the largest 10s rugby tournament in the Midlands, attracting 30 teams and thousands of spectators, raising more than £61,400 for the charities who take inspiration from Robbie Anderson and Jake McCarthy, young boys who devastatingly lost their lives to cancer.
Visitors can expect a thrilling day of rugby action, combined with pitch side family fun. “The Summer Garden” sponsored by Restoration UK will bring the unmistakeable taste of the great British summer with jugs of Pimms, a fabulous gin bar, BBQ, raffle and afternoon tea stand. The Rugby Village sponsored by Charnwood Brewery will be the hub of the rugby action, housing not only an outside bar, but physio tent, hot tub, face-painting, icecream van and water tent.
Following a full day of pitch action, festivalgoers are invited to celebrate a decade of Robbie’s Rugby Festival by attending the Festiball. Celebrations will include a drinks reception, dinner, dessert stations, numerous charitable activities, live music and photo booths as well as an exciting line up of entertainment. Individual tickets are available at £60 and tables of 8, 10 and 12 are available, priced from £440.
Team entry is now open, and a variety of sponsorship packages are available. For more details and to book tickets visit: www. robbiesrugbyfestival.com
People are pictured at last year’s event. Picture by Samuel Waters Photography