On a dry and sunny Sunday last week, Aspects business development manager, Damian Sargent, took part in a charity rugby match with the Cornwall Veterans against the Bolingey Barbarians. The latter team are well known for their charity events and the event attracted over 200 spectators to the grounds in Perranporth.
Every game raises money for a different cause, with Sunday’s game in aid of Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group. The charity is run by families that are affected by Down’s Syndrome and offers the opportunity for those families to socialise, share and give support at regular drop in sessions throughout the county.
Cornwall Veterans beat the Bolingey Barbarians 7 tries to 5 and the match between the two teams raised over £8,000 through match fees, raffles, mock auctions and fines. The money will be used to fund the ‘Trisomy 21′ Photography Project and to appoint a much needed Co-Ordinator who will oversee the SALT Co-Worker Scheme and ‘Looking Up’ groups.
Watch out for this week’s West Briton and Cornishman for a write-up on the game.
For more information on Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group, visit their website at http://www.cdssg.org.uk/