Twenty members of the University of Sussex Rugby Club ran the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon on Sunday 28th February 2016, in support of a team mate seriously injured during one of their matches.
Led by club captain Jim Rose, they raised over £4000 for their teammate and the RFU Injured Players Foundation.
Having received 20 places in the race for free courtesy of a generous donation from race sponsor Vitality, the rugby squad, all students at Sussex University in Falmer near Brighton, were able to run together in the race. The team also raised money around campus through cake sales, bucket collections, and online sponsorship from friends and family in support of their injured team mate.
Following their team mate’s injury, sports teams at the university have joined forces, with many other clubs giving big donations and rallying behind the half-marathon squad who ran together all wearing the RFU Injured Players Foundation colours at the race.
Congratulations to all members of the University of Sussex Rugby Club who took part and thank you for your amazing efforts and support for the RFU Injured Players Foundation.